ERIC Number: ED126992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Revival of Political Americana: An Analytical Review of the Organization of Candidates' Fair '72.
Anderson, Vernon F.
This report provides an overview of the campaign to promote and advertise Candidates' Fair '72 and the staging of this one-day statewide political forum. Candidates' Fair '72 (CF '72) was an outgrowth of the philosophy of North Seattle Community College's Center for the Study of Practical Politics, a philosophy advocating that politics is meaningful for those who understand it. The purpose of CF '72 was to provide voters with an opportunity to meet local and state candidates and spokesmen for ballot issues upon which they would decide in the 1972 general election. The report details the organization, strategy, finance, media relations, advertising and publicity, and physical staging of CF '72. A steering committee was responsible for staging and promoting the fair. Financing the CF '72 campaign and event were the responsibility of the fair organization, not of North Seattle Community College. Media relations were also designed and executed by the fair organization. Although the report may be of value to others who attempt similar public service efforts, it should not be construed as a how-to-do-it manual. However, recommendations for future political forums, including timing and staffing considerations, and an appraisal of the educational value of such events, comprise the concluding chapter of the report. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Seattle Community Coll., WA.