Becoming A Policy Advocate: How To Make Your Voice Heard On Laws That Effect You
Each of us at some time in our lives has become outraged when hearing of a new bill being introduced by our legislator(s). Even worse and because of that bill, we hear that a new law has been enacted and will become effective in the near future. How the heck did that happen we might ask? I didnt even know that kind of law was up for consideration you might think. It seems sometimes that all of a sudden were to abide by this new law whether we like it or not. I can assure you, it didnt happen suddenly and you had the power to do something about it. There are three important things you can do to make sure your voice is heard.
Education about the political process is crucial towards an understanding on how policy becomes law. Most of us know that at the National level of the United States, we have a President, a Vice President and staff that are supposed to work towards protecting the public interest. There are three governing branches in our democratic system; Executive (the President and staff), Judicial (Supreme Court) and the Legislative (Congress-the decision-makers...