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A Silicon Valley
Citizens Guide
to Your Government, Providing Avenues to Activism
and Routes to Social Responsibility

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"No Government Has Ever Been Beneficent When Its Attitude Was That It Was Taking Care of the People. The Only Freedom Exists When People Take Care of the Government."
Woodrow Wilson



L ove 'em or hate 'em, elected officials can be great allies for the citizen unfamiliar with government bureaucracy. Politicians and their staffs can serve as bureaucratic tour-guides, and many are actually happy to help constituents navigate red tape. The challenge often is knowing which council member, county supervisor, assembly rep, or congresswoman has jurisdiction.

Issues Handled by Cities
Issues Handled by the County
Issues Handled by State Officials
Issues Handled by the Federal Government

Politico Profiles:
State Assemblymembers
State Senators
Congressional Representatives

Don't Get Mad, Get Political
Peace & Justice
Citizen's Arrest
How to Use Small Claims Court
Getting Your Name in the News
Give Something Back

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From the March 5-11, 1998 issue of Metro.

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