American Democracy

Local Democracy

A strong American democracy must rest on the active practice of democracy at the local level. Unfortunately in America, much of the public’s attention focuses on national and especially presidential elections. A sizable portion of citizens only vote during Presidential elections.

It is argued that local school boards provide a key focal point for improving the practice of local democracy.

The Foundation for Educating Citizens for American Democracy is working to sponsor “Democracy Dialogues: A Program to Energize Citizens at the Community Level.”

Volunteers are sought for contributions to the content of this “Local Democracy” section of DEMOCRACY-CENTRAL.

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This site can empower your citizenship.

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