Making Democracy Work: Tools for Finding the Facts

There are so many news and social media outlets filling our air waves with information every day. How can voters determine what is accurate information and what is false? For a Democracy to thrive, it is important that voters have the TOOLS they need to be able to stay informed and make decisions based on facts.  


The Contra Costa County Library along with the League of Women Voters Diablo Valley and West Contra Costa partnered to host a webinar designed to provide tools and strategies for voters to use to find reliable and accurate information based on facts. 

Panelists for this webinar included Joel Breakstone from Stanford’s History Education Group,  Contra Costa Deputy County Clerk Tommy Gong, and Erik Berman, Alameda County Library’s Coordinator of Services to Young Adults. 

The program was moderated by Susan Hildreth, a librarian, administrator, and educator who has managed and led numerous libraries and library agencies. 

The program was recorded and is available on the library’s YouTube channel. More resources on how to evaluate websites and information are available on this resource list.