Interview with Maryam Judar and Ben Silver
Executive Director Maryam Judar and Community Lawyer Ben Silver describe how the Citizen Advocacy Center helps citizens become active participants in American democracy. The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) is an award winning, non-profit, non-partisan free community legal organization. Founded in 1994, CAC's mission is to build democracy for the 21st Century by strengthening the citizenry's capacities, resources, and institutions for self-governance.
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