Why is there no book published?

Discuss how we can hasten progress towards enlarging representation. There are two primary components to this: 1) educating others in order to gain the public support necessary; and, 2) ensuring implementation via a constitutional amendment.
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Why is there no book published?

Postby CrosiarCM » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:30 am

Hello,

I have been studying this issue for the last few years. Whenever I tell people about this, the first reaction is "Why haven't we heard about this before?" For example, I explained the issue to my mother yesterday who requested more information about the subject. But she is not on the internet. If the material was in a book form, I could hand it out to friends and relatives so they too could learn about the limits placed on representation and how it harms them. Educating the public should be the first goal of this organization, and yet I see no other printed resource for distribution made available. I think a book may also get more media attention for this subject.

I see plenty of source material on your website for the content of the book, it would only need to be reformatted. I don't think you would have any trouble finding a publisher.

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Re: Why is there no book published?

Postby JEQuidam » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:01 am

CrosiarCM wrote:If the material was in a book form, I could hand it out to friends and relatives so they too could learn about the limits placed on representation and how it harms them.

Michael, I appreciate that suggestion and our related discussion via e-mail. For the benefit of others, the biggest constraints right now are time and money (as is often the case in life). It will be fun to write a book when the time comes for that.

As you say, "Educating the public should be the first goal of this organization". And I still believe that the best way to do that is via the website, which needs to be better designed and have the content completed. I have done very little work on the website itself since 2005 as I have, instead, focused on a number of fundamental analyses that were needed to substantiate some key assertions. These analyses, which were very time-consuming to produce, can be found in the reports listed on the Quantitative Historical Analyses page. (I'm now working on completing the fifth set of reports listed on that page.)

In the meantime, in lieu of a book, please encourage people to read “Taking Back Our Republic”, a very informative pamphlet that can be downloaded from this link:
http://www.Thirty-Thousand.org/document ... mphlet.pdf.

The purpose of this pamphlet is to explain the principal problems which result from oversized congressional districts and how we can return political power to the citizenry through representational enlargement. To make it easy to read, the pamphlet is divided into ten topics of two pages each. It is formatted for standard 8½ x 11 paper, so it can be printed on any office printer. And, being a PDF, it's also easy to read on screen.
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