How can the average person get involved in the government?

The average person can get involved in the government by first educating him or herself about current issues. This can be done through reading the paper daily, reading a weekly newsmagazine, or watching the evening news. In order to make a difference, a person needs to have a working understanding of the U.S. government indeed, a democratic system of government assumes there is a knowledgeable, interested public body of citizens. Next to education, other very practical methods of involvement include attending a city council meeting, volunteering at a local politician’s office, working with voter registration drives, or registering to vote. Often, people call or write legislators to voice their opinion on a certain topic, or participate in nonviolent protest demonstrations or marches.