Politicians may often vote in the favor of lobbyists or other personal interests, but that doesn't mean civic engagement should fly out the window. Keeping tabs on your legislators and actively participating in the political process is the first step to holding our politicians accountable.
I'm constantly reminded that the issues I work on -- copyright and telecommunications -- aren't often on the front page. But over the past year, the groundswell of passionate citizens has become more vocal on these issues.
Does our election process no longer produce Congresspeople who understand and adequately represent majority views? If so, how did we get to that point? One part of the answer may lie in how congressional districts are created.