A representative democracy cannot sustain itself without active citizenship.
Americans are imbued with certain fundamental rights as citizens, and those rights carry responsibilities. There’s more to citizenship than voting — engaged citizens attend town halls, lobby their elected representatives, perform community service, volunteer on political campaigns, and run for office ourselves. They also think critically about the news in a noisy and confusing media ecosystem.
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