ERIC Number: ED400392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
We the People: Guidelines to Taking Part in Democracy.
Vig, Amanda; And Others
This booklet deals with three ways in which to be an active citizen in a democracy: voting, communicating with elected officials, and volunteering. Words about citizenship that may be new to the reader are in bold print and underlined; a word box at the top of the page provides the meaning of specially marked words on that page. Part 1 on voting covers the fact that each vote matters, how to make an informed vote, who can vote, where to register to vote, changing registration, absentee ballots, where to vote, and what political parties are. Part 2 focuses on communicating with elected officials. It discusses reasons why one may wish to communicate with elected officials, writing letters, personal visits, telephone calls, local meetings, and program visits. Part 3 deals with volunteering and building a better community. It considers finding the right volunteer position and lists 23 volunteer referral services. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Literacy Network, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio