The essential guide to making real change in your community, society or country. Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. Citizens are making clear their frustration with their supposedly representative governments, which instead seem driven by the interests of big business, powerful individuals and wealthy lobby groups. But what can we do about it? How do we fix democracy and get our voices heard? The answer, argues Alberto Alemanno, is to become change-makers - citizen lobbyists. By using our skills and talents and mobilizing others, we can bring about social and political change. Whoever you are, you've got power, and this book will show you how to unleash it. If you're looking to improve - or to join - your community, if you're searching for a sense of purpose or a way to take control of what's going on around you, switching off is no longer an option. It's time to make your voice count.