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- DescriptionThe only hope for a fair resolution of the student loan crisis is a national campaign of civil disobedience. Without it, the big banks will block meaningful reform. This book explains how to use the Internet and social media to force a settlement on Wall Street that is fair to bankers and borrowers alike. Civil disobedience is justified by a thorough analysis of the history of the crisis and the damage it has done to working families and our system of higher education.
- Author BiographyBill Zimmerman is one of the nation's most experienced political media consultants. In the 1980's, his successful clients included Sen. Tim Wirth, Sen. Gary Hart, Gov. Toney Anaya, Mayor Harold Washington and Reps. Lane Evans and Sam Gejdenson. In 1988, Bill shifted his focus to ballot initiatives. That year, he managed the campaign on behalf of California's Proposition 103, which won despite opposition expenditures of $99 million. The initiative established the state's first rate regulation for automobile insurance, and created the new statewide office of Insurance Commissioner. It saved ratepayers over $60 billion in its first 20 years of enforcement. Since then Zimmerman & Markman has won historic initiative victories, including passage of the nation's first physician-assisted suicide law in Oregon in 1994 and the nation's first medical marijuana law in California in 1996. Between 1996 and 2008, working with the Drug Policy Alliance, Bill managed 17 ballot initiatives in 10 states to reform various aspects of our nation's failed drug laws. Thirteen of the 17 were victorious. In 2000, Bill managed California's successful Proposition 36 campaign providing treatment instead of incarceration for many nonviolent drug possession offenders. Since then, 35,000 offenders are diverted from jail annually, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions per year. In 2004, Bill managed California's Proposition 63, which created a 1% surtax on income over $1 million to fund mental health programs for the homeless and at-risk school children. Between 2002 and 2008, Bill was a strategic communications consultant to MoveOn.org. Zimmerman & Markman created MoveOn.org's initial advertising against the war in Iraq. In 2004, Bill managed MoveOn.org's $23 million campaign to defeat George Bush, while Zimmerman & Markman created virtually all of the advertising used in that effort. Bill Zimmerman holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and taught briefly there and at Brooklyn College. As an activist in the early 1970's, he helped lead the Indochina Peace Campaign and Medical Aid for Indochina. In 1973, he organized the airlift of food that broke the FBI siege at Wounded Knee, which was occupied by the American Indian Movement. He is the author of Troublemaker: A Memoir from the Front Lines of the Sixties, two other books, and numerous magazine articles. He was also the founder and Chairman (1981-1993) of Medical Aid for El Salvador, an humanitarian relief organization.
- Author(s)Bill Zimmerman
- Date of Publication26/03/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight141 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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