Social Policy & Programs Consulting
Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice
Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting ~ Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803 ~ Pittsburgh, PA 15227 ~ 412-310-4886 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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All Public Info is Available Online.
Meet Your Federal Bureaucracy
Your Tax Dollars At Work
Navigating the Bureaucracy
Ten tips to make it easier and faster.
You Can Influence Government Regulations
The Republicans are governing by fantasy.
Petitions Don't Guarantee Success
What makes a proper petition? And are they useful?
Stuff That Isn't True
Forty Myths About American Government
The Postal Service Is Not a GOP Target
Congressional Republicans Just Want You to Think It Is.
How Much Do You Know About Your Government?
Take the Community Matters Civics Quiz
Political Party Conventions Have Several Purposes
Since our schools don't teach this stuff, this is what the conventions are all about.
Defining Standard Economic and Political Terms
Glossary of Political Terms
There are three levels of government:
Federal, state, and local.
These essays discuss assorted topics relating to your government.
It's a guaranteed disaster.
Watch your government on real reality TV
An Act of Treason; Not a Law.
Where Do Our Laws Come From?
The Legislative Process
Our schools are supposed to teach this stuff, but they don't want you to know it.
Understanding Your Income Tax Return
Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff.
How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects You
Here we go again.
Donald Trump Threatens to Shutdown the Government
What happens when he tries to take his toys and go home
What is the Constitution Anyway?
And Why Don't Our Schools Teach it Properly?
Of the People, By the People, For the People
What Does the President Do?
Our Schools are Supposed to Teach This, But They Don't Want You to Know It.
Defective Teaching Methods Produce American Political Ignorance
What’s wrong with our civics education and how to fix it.