DeMarco Factor The

Book, 2010, 317 pages, Adult,

In twenty years of organizing campaigns in Maryland, Vinny DeMarco has led successful efforts to pass gun control laws (against National Rifle Association opposition), to hike cigarette taxes to prevent youth smoking, and to extend health care to hundreds of thousands of low-income workers. He has also built a unique alliance of mainstream and conservative faith groups, which helped secure rare bipartisan votes in Congress for the enactment in July 2009 of landmark FDA regulation of tobacco manufacturing and marketing. Petschuk’s engaging study of DeMarco and his success draws out strategic and leadership lessons that engaged citizens and advocates can put to immediate and practical use.

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