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What is criticizing unfavorable action?

You protest - usually publicly-that the action is:

___Well-meaning, but ill-conceived action.

___A public or private entity putting its own interests ahead of the public good.

___Action, spurred by uninformed public opinion, that harms a cause or target population.

___Actions that sweep problems under the rug.

___Actions that are the result of unthinking prejudice or an ethnocentric world view.

Why criticize unfavorable action?

___You criticize unfavorable action primarily to cancel or change it.

In pursuit of that goal, you may try to:

___Spread the word about the situation.

___Question the assumptions behind the action.

___Correct false information.

___Pinpoint what's wrong with the action.

___Offer alternatives.

___Garner support.

Who should criticize unfavorable action?

___You choose spokespersons who are viewed as knowledgeable and trustworthy, with whom the audience can identify, and with whom they may be familiar.

When should you criticize unfavorable action?

___You anticipate unfavorable action when possible, and criticize it before it begins.

___You react to unfavorable action as quickly as possible in all instances.

___You make your voice heard immediately when a previously unknown action comes to light.

___You protest when new evidence of the unfavorable nature of an action surfaces.

___You criticize immediately when necessary to prevent harm.

___You continue to criticize until your succeed.

How do you criticize unfavorable action?

___Do your research ahead of time

___Be clear and specific

___Support your arguments

___Present clear alternatives

___Offer to work with opponents

___Assume the opponents are of good will unless you know otherwise

___Use media to inform

___Keep it up as long as necessary