Over the past half century, civic and political involvement has declined precipitously. Voting, political party membership, community organizing, attending public meetings, and almost every other indicator of political participation are at all time lows.

As you can see, most people are not very involved in the civic life of their community. Document yourself doing one or more of the civic listed above: write a letter to your congressperson, attend a school board meeting, attend an organized protest (try not to break any laws or get arrested). Make a post reflecting upon the impact of your civic action on you and your community.

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