November 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
Many people believe that their opinion; their voice will not make a difference in the world of politics; Federal and State. This is a common misbeleif one that I myself possess; or have until a recent reading “Influencing Public Policy” by Jeanine C. Cogan. There are at least five groups who influence legislative process. one, are constituents; which is anyone eligible to vote. The second choice is advocacy groups; organizations and interest groups that lobby for certain policies, such as; business and industry; science and technology; professional interests; labor, and Civil Rights to name a few. A Third choice would be contacting someone in, or becoming part of a coalition. a gathering of advocacy groups that share a common interest or opinion; they follow the motto “strength in numbers.” A Fourth method which can be used in an attempt to effect federal or state policy is contacting a member of congress; whose main objective consists of three…
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Sigh. So much to do.
“It’s cold, it’s wet, and we’re in lots of debt” http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/nov/21/student-protests-demo-2012-live-blog
November 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
…is something I have been investigating recently so, for the interest of anyone who might want to do the same, here are some options:
In London, the London Tamil Sangam is currently offering classes at a range of levels. SOAS Language Centre, King’s India Institute and the Mary Ward Centre sometimes run Tamil classes, but they are not running classes in the 2012-2013 session.
In Newcastle these guys look promising: http://www.listenandlearn.org/tamil/newcastle/