In an opinion piece, San Diego's next mayor, which represents the largest city in the region, can play a critical role in shaping the face of local government by addressing the potential of citizens to self-govern and solve neighborhood problems.
To encourage civic engagement, the public needs to be enlivened about the democratic process via a representative who believes in citizen engagement and participation.Read the Entire Article
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)