Your Ideas Count!: Representative Democracy and You, Congressional Edition

Your Ideas Count!: Representative Democracy and You

Gauges citizens' knowledge of and attitudes about our system of government. The booklet asks readers to respond to a series of nine questions in a "Your Take on Democracy" personal opinion poll; their cumulative "score" indicates how strongly they feel democracy works for them. Accompanying this exercise is a narrative that calls attention to the difficult task Congress faces in producing laws that reflect the differing desires and goals of the citizenry. The booklet ends with a challenge to citizens to get involved in building relationships of trust with elected officials, so our politicians can find common ground that represents the views and interests of as many people as possible.