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Becoming an Informed Citizen
6/25/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Laura Stephenson
 Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: (FCS6 series)

As we look at the world stage and watch other countries employ news blackouts and restrictions to keep their people unaware and controlled, we celebrate the benefit of our first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly. Rather than taking these rights for granted, our responsibility as informed citizens is to understand and become involved in the issues facing our leaders at local, state, and national levels. Outlined here are three steps to becoming an informed citizen: Be engaged, be curious, and be perceptive.

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