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Educator and political activist designing learning opportunities for the ge

"All politics is local."

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Anything that engages young people with their political community is an excellent activity, and writing to the President is certainly likely to get them engaged. The problem is that, more than likely, the person writing back, if they write back at all, is a 20-something White House staffer using a template. So, why not have them send that same letter to their State House Representatives and Members of Congress? If "All politics is local" as Tip O'Neill said, they'll get a better response, and be more likely to stay engaged!

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