A   C o m p r e h e n s i v e   M a n u a l
3. Embarrassment through ridicule and
a. it establishes that you are a force on a
sarcasm are not tactics, per se,  as much
particular issue of concern;
as they are a matter of style.  Use them
selectively to break down the morale of
b. it can educate the community on your
the opposition and build that of your
issue of concern;
members;  
c. it can get press for your group and your
4. Guerrilla Theater involves humorous,
issue;
theatrical and unexpected entertainments.
Such events are good for morale and for
d. it is a way of showing off your impor 
press, but they have little inherent power
tant supporters who are on the panel;
and are useful only in conjunction with
tactics that show your strength.  Keep in
e. it is a show of numbers; and
mind what your membership considers to
be in good taste;
f. its preparation provides many types of
activities in which your membership can
5. Mass Demonstrations are a good show
participate.
of numbers but they are also a lot of
If you attend someone else s hearing,
keep the following in mind:
a. Official hearings usually last hours or
even days and are boring;
b. Limit your participation to the amount
of time it takes your speakers to make
their presentations, then have everyone
leave;
c. Avoid appearing at the same time that
an opposition group is present, unless
you want the issue to be presented as a
confrontation;
work.  If you conduct more than one dur 
ing a campaign, remember that each
d. Try to get an appointment for a specif 
demonstration must be larger than the
ic time to testify;
preceding one or your opposition will
think you are losing momentum.  A
e. Combine your testimony with a picket
major problem with mass demonstrations
line or rally, but bring everyone inside
is that they don t lend themselves to spe 
when your spokesperson speaks; and 
cific demands on specific people.  It is
useful to combine them with actions in
f. Have copies of your testimony avail 
which a delegation holds a meeting to
able for the press;
gain a specific commitment from your
target, while the demonstration continues
outside;
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