American politics are in turmoil because most Americans don’t understand how their government works. Those who know how government works know how to influence it.
Through Community Matters, Pat uses the U.S. Constitution and current events to teach American government – civics. She explains the history, rationale, and policies shaping government activities.
She doesn’t report the news. She explains it.
Pat O’Malley is a freelance writer, civics and government instructor, and consultant for nonprofit organizations. With a background in business, economics, and politics, she’s worked as a social service provider, advocate, and lobbyist for nonprofits since the 1980s.