Social Policy & Programs Consulting
Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice
I teach seventh grade civics to adults because
our schools won't do it.
It's not your boring high school civics class.
Pat uses current events and the U.S. Constitution to explain what's happening, and why.
With these tools, you can better understand current events,
be an informed voter, and influence your government officials.
You can help make the world be what you want it to be.
America will work for you
when you know how to make it work.
American politics are in turmoil because most Americans don't understand how their government works.
Those who understand how government
works know how to influence it.
Through Community Matters, I use the U.S. Constitution and current events to teach American government – civics.
I don't report the news. I explain it.
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The US Department of Education has issued a proposal to revamp the way history and civics are taught in our schools.
They are accepting comments from the public until May 19, 2021.
My comments are linked below.
Please consider sending your comments, too.
Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting ~ Community Matters
412-310-4886 ~ email@example.com
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I've been writing Community Matters since 2008.
Here are my most recent articles.
They’ll lose the voting rights and gerrymandering fights unless they get smart.
Democrats struggle to combat Republicans’ relentless attack on Americans’ electoral rights.
But they’re doing it wrong.
And they will lose again and again
until they get it right.
Abolish the blue supremacy cult.
Conscious Americans of conscience struggle to break the malicious forces that occupy our cities and subjugate our citizens. We battle at the dinner table, on the streets, in the media, and in our legislatures. Meanwhile, Americans who have sworn to uphold the Constitution violently assault and kidnap civilians exercising their first amendment rights. America has reached its Rosa Parks moment.
I wish we could sue them
On January 6, hundreds of Americans invaded the US Capitol, determined to stop a process that doesn’t exist. Some sought to murder certain members of Congress. Five people died, hundreds were injured and terrorized, and the Capitol was trashed because our schools refuse to teach what Americans need to know. And our journalists spread those lies.
Political Ignorance Breeds Political Impotence.