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"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King said that you don’t need to have a college degree or understand the Second Theory of Thermodynamics to serve your community. Everyone’s got something to contribute. We all have a stake in our communities and our nation, and we can all hold our elected officials accountable for making them better. Here’s how:

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Be the System

Your elected officials work for you. Organizations from across the political spectrum have developed guides to lobbying your representatives — and running for office yourself.

Remember, these guidelines aren’t just for federal elected officials — use them to contact your state and city representatives, too.


Volunteering is another way to participate actively in the democratic process. Here are a few sites to find volunteer opportunities in your community:


Some of the smartest people in public life today live in the center. To get past the partisan rhetoric, read what they have to say:

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