Colorado senator Morgan Carroll brings us an inside look at how state legislatures really work and how ordinary citizens can make and change law and policy in their state and become their own lobbyists. This hands-on guide includes practical tips, form letters, documents, checklists, online content, and resources to empower all citizens to help make government work for them. Take Back Your Government is an accessible book that can teach anyone how to be an effective advocate and a better-informed citizen and will give readers the ability to push back the influence of paid lobbyists. This book will appeal to people of all political persuasions.
Morgan Carroll is a Colorado state senator whose own civic activism launched her ultimate decision to run for office. She is the Colorado majority caucus chair, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a practicing attorney. Carroll has served in the Colorado legislature since 2005, and she has conducted hundreds of town hall meetings and community seminars teaching ordinary citizens how to make and change laws.