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In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Declaration of Independence

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Declaration of Independence – Happy Independence Day!

Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia

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“Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials” Author on C-SPAN Washington Journal November 26, 2010

Bradford Fitch will be on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Friday, Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates, by Brad FitchNovember 26, 2010, 9:15 am. He will be interviewed about his new book, Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials. Video of the program will be available following the live show on the C-SPAN Video Library.

The Citizen’s Handbook provides practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best practices for communicating with Congress and state legislatures, and how to write persuasive “letters to the editor”. Includes the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The Citizen’s Handbook is a practical handbook on how to be a successful citizen-advocate and includes off-the-record comments from Members of Congress and staff on what truly influences legislative outcomes. The overall theme is summed up in a quote by Thomas Jefferson: “We do not have a government of a majority; we have a government of the majority to participate.”

Press Release: Who Really Has the Power in Washington? The Surprise Answer: Ordinary American Citizens

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