Citizen Participation in Government
“If you are wondering whether or not it is really worthwhile to communicate your view to your own senator or representative in Congress, consider this fact: Others who disagree with you are doing so constantly.” — Jim Wright, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
The League encourages citizen participation in many different ways:
- League Observer Team: Get trained to be a non-partisan observer at meetings of local and regional boards and elected officials. Observers report on the substance of meetings so members and the community are informed.
- Serve on a local authority, board or commission: Get information about volunteering for one of the most “hands on” aspects of local and regional government on one of the many local authorities, boards or commissions by reading up on them in our Directory of Government Officials.
- Take Action: Stay informed about the latest issues and take five minutes to write a letter, send an e-mail or call your elected officials or the media.