In their helpful article “How to Participate in Politics”, Ian Prasad Philbrick & David Leonhart provide a wide range of ways ordinary citizens can engage to make democracry work for them.
As the authors point out, “when it comes to politics, Americans have become pretty pessimistic. People don’t trust the political parties. Voter turnout is mediocre. Cynicism and polarization are rampant. But this pessimism belies a truth: Individual Americans have more political power than they realize.
From the Tea Party on the right to the Trump resistance on the left, citizen activism has helped change American politics in recent years. If politics is a conversation, every American has a voice.”
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