Be Able To Count

This is a democratic societyŚthe majority rules. The group must know the number needed to pass a resolution, law, ordinance or policy. They must know policymakers' stands on issues that concern them and develop arguments that will appeal to the key votes. (This might mean compromise which every group should consider as part of their strategy.) Remember, policymakers can also count. It is, therefore, important to demonstrate that your group is legitimateŚwell-informed and broadly based. At some point in the process, you may need to produce large numbers of allies to demonstrate your broad base of support, and to do this you must build coalitions.

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