Projects

DEMOCRACY TENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

These are the activities having to do with the means that Democracy Tents use to prepare residents for learning about issues and becoming politically active; essential elements of the Democracy Tent infrastructure.

  • Neighborhood Meetings
  • Town-wide Events
  • Student Engagement
  • Voter Engagement (registration and turnout)

In 2019, we plan to launch a campaign to get ALL eligible residents of Los Gatos to register to vote, and to vote using Vote by Mail Ballots.

  • Political Engagement

Getting residents to vote is only the first stage of becoming engaged. Attending government body meetings provides insight into current issues. Not only do attendees become educated, but speaking up provides feedback to government representative of the public's views. Attending meetings provides the background to become appointed or elected members of the governing bodies, such as boards, commissions, committees, and councils.

  • Measure Effectiveness