Get Involved

"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:

Stay Informed

The Issues
Access background information on issues addressed by Common Ground Solutions, along with related news articles and opinion pieces.

Media Literacy
Improve your media literacy. Learn how to choose reliable sources and call out fake news when you see it.

How Government Works
Need to brush up on how American government and politics work? Here are some good places to start.

Voice of the People
Common Ground Solutions frequently works in partnership with Voice of the People, a non-partisan organization affiliated with the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Voice of the People sponsors in-depth ‘policymaking simulation’ surveys on critical public policy issues with thousands of registered voters who are given briefings on policy options and evaluate pro-con arguments before making their final recommendations.

On issue after issue, Voice of the People’s surveys have shown that common ground exists, even if it is drowned out by partisan shouting.  Click here to find results from Voice of the People surveyson:

Take a simulation yourself.

Connect to Policy Makers

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

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

Register to Vote

If you want to vote, you have to register first.

Resources

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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