11 Aug '14, 10pm

Getting Involved in Local Government

Most news outlets and pundits focus exclusively on federal politics, to the point that local governance gets completely overlooked. This is to the great detriment of our democracy because your municipal and county government is truly where rubber meets the road. Senators, governors and presidents may make a lot of policy but it is the county supervisors and committee members who are left to make those policies a reality. If you want to make a real difference in your community you need to get engaged at the local level, and here is how to do that. Know how your local government works Throughout the United States, most local governance can be broke down into municipal (your city or town) and county (except in Louisiana where they have parishes and Alaska where the have boroughs) government. How these county and municipal governments work varies tremendously. Some have electe...

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