Graphic Organizer - Ways to Take Civic Action

Use the following table to brainstorm as many ways to take action as you can to get results on the civic issue of your choice. Write a statement of the results you want before you start!

Ways to take actionStatement

Participating as an individual

Personal actions like volunteering, signing a petition, attending a meeting or expressing your opinion.


Working together as a group

Collective actions such as joining or forming a group with like-minded people to plan and organize activities.


Building public support

Outreach actions like holding a rally or starting a communications campaign to convince others to support your cause.


Working through the political system

Actions like contacting a politician or presenting a petition to bring an issue to elected officials and others in involved in politics and government.