A User’s Guide to Democracy

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Welcome to the User’s Guide to Democracy! After a hard-fought campaign season, members of the 116th Congress have begun a new session, swearing to govern a divided nation. Now comes the work of hiring staff, getting a committee assignment or two, and working on legislation and policy (and trying to end the government shutdown).

But what really goes on in the halls of the Capitol? Will anything change with this new class? And what can you do to hold them accountable to what they promised on the campaign trail?

We sat down with experts on Congress and asked all our questions about how things really work. Then we got rid of the jargon, and used what we learned to help you become a more informed, more engaged citizen. Sign up now, and we’ll deliver that info in a series of personalized emails.

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