New book teaches citizens how to better get the government’s attention

Congress today has a lower approval rating than most teenybopper bands and Americans of all political leanings report feeling that their elected officials are out of touch with the concerns of the average person.

A new book goes into how citizens can be effective in bringing concerns before the government in an attempt to bring elected officials closer to reality.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Amanda Knief, a public policy and constitutional expert on religious freedom and civil liberties, to discuss her new book, “Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government.”

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Secular Americans demand reform, flex political muscle on Capitol Hill

Members of the Secular Coalition for America convened with their representatives on Capitol Hill on Thursday where members called for secular tax reform by removing religious entitlements and for better science-based education in schools throughout the country.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Lauren Anderson Youngblood, communications director of SCA, about this year’s event and how Sen. Tom Harkin’s address marked the first time a sitting U.S. Senator attended the event.


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