Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Women's History Month: USCIS 100:55. Participaton in Democracy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver

The American Woman: Civic Affairs, Education, Arts & Industry

USCIS 100:55. Eunice Kennedy Shriver came from a powerful political family, but she never ran for office. She used her influence to start the Special Olympics and to campaign for the Democratic Party. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

▪ vote
▪ join a political party
▪ help with a campaign
▪ join a civic group
▪ join a community group
▪ give an elected official your opinion on an issue
▪ call Senators and Representatives
▪ publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
▪ run for office
▪ write to a newspaper

VOA Learning English News: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009: She Changed the World for People With Mental Disabilities

A member of one of America’s most famous families, she created the Special Olympics.

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