Find out how politics works at Brighton author’s ‘citizens drop-in’

Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 3:45 pm

A Brighton author and journalist is holding a “citizens’ drop-in” to help people learn more about how politics works.

The event has been organised by Dan Jellinek, who wrote People Power: A User’s Guide to Democracy, and the Democratic Society, which promotes public participation and active citizenship.

Dan Jellinek

Dan Jellinek

They want to help people understand how to use the power they have to get things done in their community.

They said: “This is a new idea – a free session to help anyone and everyone understand more about how our community, city and country are run, and why we think it is better to get involved in making them better than stand on the sidelines.

“This is not about party politics. It is about understanding exactly what power you have and how you can make the most of it.

“However much or little you already know about politics, however angry you may be with politicians, whatever complaints you have, drop in for a few minutes, have a cup of tea and a biscuit and find out more from us and our partners about useful activities, projects and websites.”

The event is from noon to 2pm on Monday 24 November at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton.

For more information email harris@demsoc.org.

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