Presented by the Summit Municipal Democratic Committee, “Stand Up/Speak Out: A User’s Guide to Democracy” will provide a practical introduction to effective community participation. The event will feature current and former elected officials, local party leaders and other active citizens sharing their experience and insights on subjects including:
Identifying and contacting elected officials at the local, state and federal levels
Planning, fundraising and promoting events and other civic activities
Social media as a tool for civic engagement
Understanding local issues and motivating others to support a cause
“Stand Up/Speak Out: A User’s Guide to Democracy” aims to increase awareness of how to influence public policy at the local, state and federal levels; and empower participants to take action to address areas of concern affecting our community and the country.
The event is free and open to the public.
125 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901
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