Active McFarland: Exercising Democracy

Encouraging Citizen Participation

Attend local government meetings to contribute your thoughts to their deliberations

Volunteer to serve on a local board or committee

Work on behalf of local, state, and national candidates for office

Run for public office

Write letters to the editor of your local paper(s)

Contact your legislators by email or phone to register your support or opposition to pending legislation.

Testify regarding legislation during the legislature's public hearings

Create a Facebook page and/or a website

Start your own grassroots group

Contact the political-science teacher at your local high school to talk to students about getting involved in their democracy