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Jacqueline White. Citizens often choose to participate in the political process in ways other than voting. (A) Identify two forms of participation in.

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1 Jacqueline White

2 Citizens often choose to participate in the political process in ways other than voting. (A) Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting (B)Explain the advantages of each form of participation you identified in (a)

3 (A)Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting  Campaigning  Writing letters to a Representative

4 ( B)Explain the advantages of each form of participation you identified in (a)  Campaigning  By coming together in a group Congress knows that the issues affects many people, not just the few.  Rallies and protests often gains media attention, putting pressure on the legislation to act  Informs other people who may not know about the issue, or motivates other people to investigate that issue

5 ( B)Explain the advantages of each form of participation you identified in (a)  Writing letters to a Representative  Lets the representative know how the voters feel about issues and what issues they want addressed  After only three letters about a particular issue, those concerns are brought directly to the politician  Because letters are coming from constituents and voters, that politician is more inclined to pay attention to a letter  People can do it from the comfort of their own home and without ridicule

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