Taking this course will help you become a citizen lobbyist or more active constituent. By taking this online course, you are taking a step to realizing the power of being an active participant in your government. In order for a representative democracy to work the people have to hold those who represent them accountable. This course will highlight the value of voting and of participating in elections—at every level.
by Amanda Knief
Amanda Knief is a public policy and constitutional expert on religious freedom and civil liberties. She is the author of The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to-Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government. Amanda has a JD from Drake University Law School and a BS in journalism and science communication from Iowa State University. She has previously worked as a legal counsel and legislative drafter for the Iowa Legislature and the lobbyist for the Secular Coalition for America.