This page is designed to provide resources to help you get involved in and understand your community. Find information on voting, ballot issues and candidates, library resources and a link to the County Elections website.
In addition to the Candidate Forums we are hosting in partnership with CCTV, Contra Costa County Elections Department and the League of Women Voters there are supplemental forums on local elections throughout the County that can be viewed here.
Antioch City Council, Dist. 2. Hosted by Contra Costa County Library in cooperation with the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, CCTV, and the Contra Costa County Elections Division. Moderated by Gayle Saxton.
See them all by clicking here.
Civic Engagement Blog Posts
Provides access to current and archived coverage from local, U.S. and global news sources. This resource also provides free access to the East Bay Times from December 2018 – present, and Contra Costa Times from June 1995 – April 2016.
This news institution has been around for almost as long as California has been a state. They take journalism seriously, and provide information in engaging ways.
Like Explora, this provides ready reference on many topics but it goes a step further, providing points of view for or against an issue, helping to craft an informed stance.
This resource lists a host of publications collected across all of the Library’s digital offerings. It’s a great first stop on your quest for information.
Find funding sources for you or your non-profit. This resource lists foundations, corporate donors, grants, scholarships and more.