So, if you wish to be empowered quickly to have your voice heard, friend your favorite groups. From time to time they may provide you with opportunities to act in one way or another. They may alert you to projects in your region for which you might volunteer. They may bring your attention to dire issues you should act upon. And, on occasion they may provide you with a well-worded, succinct letter that you can electronically sign and send that will join your voice with many other like-minded folks, allowing you to make a point with your civil servants (whether they are acting civilly or not) quickly and efficiently.
Technology truly can empower us ... provided we know how and where to harness it. Facebook friending is proving to be one of those harnessing tools, much to my pleasant surprise. Here's to your voice being heard!
Additional Facebook topics: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2013/01/is-your-town-on-facebook.html