Summary of Political Change with Pen and Paper

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In politics, the pen is mightier than the sword – and the keyboard.


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What is your chosen method for capturing the attention of your political representative? According to Omar Ahmad, former mayor of San Carlos, California, a handwritten letter is the most expeditious way to garner your representative’s interest. Ahmad explains that public officials are predictable beings, and he outlines simple steps to help you open a dialogue with them. getAbstract recommends this brief but humorous lecture to politically motivated businesspeople, political activists and individuals who value their duty as involved citizens.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why pen and paper can exert influence on government officials
  • How to frame letters to capture a politician’s attention
  • How to maximize visibility


At some point in your career, you may need to appeal to local officials, but how can you place your issue on their radar? Remember that two factors drive politicians’ behavior: The first is “...
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Entrepreneur Omar Ahmad is a former mayor of San Carlos, California.

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