country is founded on a representative government. We elect men and
women to represent our desires. If your representative are not
accurately representing you, it is your responsibility to do something
about it. This Citizenship Center
presents easy ways for you to find and contact your representatives
and express your desires - whatever they may be.
Who are my representatives?
Click here to discover who
your representatives are... What Congressional District you live in... and
The White House
Lists phone, fax, and email for the
President, Vice President, and their respective ladies.
State, County, and Local
Your local State
Legislature Representatives, County, and Local Officials are not only for
local issues - They can be of tremendous help in national issues, also.
The media in this country
has decided that it's job is to report to the public... not to educate
the public. Thus, if Senator Smith "says" he stands for a
certain cause, that is what they will report. (And that is what the
public will come to believe.) The fact that Senator Smith's voting
record shows that he consistently voted against that cause at every opportunity
is oftentimes NOT reported on! That means that unless someone
brings Senator Smith's voting record to light, revealing his true stance
and intentions to the public... well, we've all seen what happens - more
than once. It is ever so important that we utilize the media to educate the public. It is only then
that we may begin holding our officials accountable for their actions. Presented below are some of the avenues to the
major media outlets.
TV, Radio networks,
And Entertainment Companies
- Share your opinion about
their reporting, programs, and sponsors - pro or con.
Newspapers & News Web Sites
Get the word out Nationally. Bring an issue to the attention of a
newspaper, send a press release or write a letter to the editor on-line.
TV & Radio Talk Shows
can bring important issues to the attention of talk show hosts resulting in
thousands or millions of people being informed.
Magazines & Periodicals
You can bring an issue to the attention of a magazine department
editor, send a press release or write a letter to the editor on-line.
You can bring an issue to the attention of a newspaper, send a press
release or write a letter to the editor on-line.
Handbooks & Guides
In Congress Find Out what is going on in Congress... Now!
Involvement Handbook - PDF Format
how you can take effective action to let your elected representatives know
how you want them to vote on important issues, as well as ways to spread
the message to others so that they may take action too.
own FREE TV Show To Spread Your Message -PDF Format
- Discover Public Access
TV, a place where you can produce your own TV show, free... or almost
free... depending upon your local Cable TV company's policies. Feel strongly
about an issue? Start a TV program about it! It's much easier than you
How Our Laws Are Made
An in-depth look at the entire House Of Representatives process from
beginning to end. Written by Charles W. Johnson, Parliamentarian, U.S.
House of Representatives
Enactment Of A Law An in-depth look at the
entire Senate process from beginning to end by
Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian, U.S. Senate