21st century technology has opened many doors in increasing the level of engagement between citizens and local governments.
Cities are now embracing technology to get citizen feedback. Typically, online portals are being used by citizens to raise concerns and share their thoughts on the issues surrounding their communities. Mobile technology apps are being implemented throughout the country.
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Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation
Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy
Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.
See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)