Soapbox: How I landed & lost a columnist gig, fought a prison, and got elected

When a medical waste company tries to relocate to her county, columnist Jewel Allen never would have guessed it would be the end of one life, and the beginning of another Wanting to protect her community, she starts a social media campaign against the giant incinerator which not only costs her her writing job, but gives birth to the activist inside She rallies her neighbWhen a medical waste company tries to relocate to her county, columnist Jewel Allen never would have guessed it would be the end of one life, and the beginning of another Wanting to protect her community, she starts a social media campaign against the giant incinerator which not only costs her her writing job, but gives birth to the activist inside She rallies her neighbors against the company and the State Legislature bent on invading their land.As the dust settles from that battle, she faces an even greater dilemma The Speaker of the House and his allies, armed with a million dollar public relations budget, want to build a new, water hogging state prison ten minutes from her home Equipped with only her media know how, Jewel helps her neighbors wage a creative grassroots campaign to save their town.In this than a memoir, Jewel Allen not only tells her David and Goliath stories, but shares effective and invaluable secrets and insights to running and winning a grassroots campaign It answers the questions What can I do and How can I do it A must read for anyone looking for motivation, upliftment, and guidance.
Soapbox How I landed lost a columnist gig fought a prison and got elected When a medical waste company tries to relocate to her county columnist Jewel Allen never would have guessed it would be the end of one life and the beginning of another Wanting to protect her commun

  • Title: Soapbox: How I landed & lost a columnist gig, fought a prison, and got elected
  • Author: Jewel Allen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. I don't read as much nonfiction as I probably should; it takes a very interesting subject/storyline told in a relatable voice to keep me going once I start reading one. Happily, this one did. The author's down-to-earth personality really came through even while telling about the extraordinary life she's lived. There was one part in the middle that bogged me down as a reader when she explained the details of her role in protesting against a prison proposal. Even though I understood her need to pi [...]

    2. I was delighted to find my self thoroughly enjoying this non-fiction, and politically based tale. The author has a delightful style and personable story. I'm more interested in how my local government is running and grateful for those who choose to lead.

    3. Jewel Allen was happily going along in life as an op-ed columnist, a job she'd worked hard to get and really got into once she attained it. But when a medical waste company starts making noises about moving to their county, Jewel knows she has to do all she can to try to block it and find out more. So she starts a page on social media and the battle begins. Little did she know that it would change her life so totally, as she lost the newspaper column she loved and dived into becoming an activist [...]

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