Published by - (01/12/02)The main thing activists want to do, regardless of their issues or goals, is change something they believe to be wrong. There are many ways to effect change and all of the ?tools in the toolbox? should be considered in order to realise the goals. Still, you wouldn?t necessarily use a screwdriver to get a nail into a piece of wood, or, even more subtly: you wouldn?t use a power screwdriver to repair a pair of glasses.
At grassroots level, putting a group together, determining priorities, and then getting the message out is generally the first step in changing things. Once you have a group and a public profile, decision-makers will sit up and take notice, and you will be able to exercise influence, which is dealt with in the second part of this handbook.
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