new book: "Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community"

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[ed: congratulations to Joan and Paul on the release of their book. They 
have offered to send a free copy to someone who will review the book for 
COMM-ORG. Please contact me at randy at if you are 

From: joanminieri at

Greetings…We wanted to let you know about our new book, Tools for 
Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community 
(Jossey-Bass, July 2007). The book is a tool not only for community 
organizers and leaders, but is being used in university settings by 
professors teaching organizing, advocacy, and policymaking. It’s for 
students and others who are interested in social change or engaged in 
progressive activism, as well as for consultants helping organizations 
address social and political issues.
Tools for Radical Democracy explains in straightforward language how to 
engage people in the political process and run campaigns that achieve 
concrete results. Throughout the book, we tell the story of Community 
Voices Heard (CVH) - the award-winning economic justice organization in 
New York City that we co-founded with the late Gail Aska. We provide 
worksheets and training exercises readers can use in their own efforts. 
We have received enthusiastic feedback about the book’s thoroughness and 
accessibility. Writing in the New York Amsterdam News, Zita Allen called 
it, “…an easy-to-understand how-to guide for building community power. 
Tools For Radical Democracy, is an asset in the toolkit of change agents 
everywhere.” Nat Williams, Executive Director of the Hill Snowdon 
Foundation has commented, “This book is ‘the secret’ for building 
collective power for long-term social change.”

The book is available for purchase through our website 
(; through major booksellers; from 
local, independent bookstores; or at bulk-rates from the publisher 
(specialsales at
Thanks very much and of course, we welcome your feedback!!

Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos

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