|About the Book|
If youre tired of getting screwed over by a government thats out of touch, weary of corrupt and incompetent politicians who seem to only make things worse and frustrated by a political system that often works only for the well-connected, then this book is for you. Our American democracy is failing and its you and I who are responsible - not self-serving politicians, not all the money that pours into campaigns, not even inept government employees. Only we can make a difference and only if we take the time to do what is necessary. This book examines in detail the five practices of being an effective citizen, showing that they are simple, require little of our time, and make a dramatic difference in how government responds. In a concise and pragmatic approach the author explores how to become an informed citizen, be a community activist, work a political campaign, perform the responsibility of voting, and run for office. None of these practices are intuitive, so what we need is a guide that explores these practices in order to engage current and future generations in our democracy. This is that guide.