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Patriot Actions book
The phrase participatory democracy is something of a redundancy. Without citizen involvement, democracy does not work; the concept is rendered meaningless. The stories in this chapter show that there are a variety of ways to get involved in our community. It suggests about participating in the decisions that affect our life. Grassroots citizen campaigns depend on volunteer energy in order to succeed. Take a moment to think about the local issue that moves us the most it could be the pollution of a nearby power plant, or the small budgets of our town's parks and schools. Call the TV stations and radio shows and tell them what is going on. If no one is working on the issue we care about, then we have to take charge. If there is a candidate we believe in, get behind them pick up the phone, knock on doors, and hand out leaflets.