Know who is running and what their views are. Decide what strengths you're looking for in a candidate. Learn about their leadership skills and positions on the issues.
VOICE YOUR OPINION AND CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
There are a lot of reasons why you'd want to contact your representatives, whether it is to voice your opinion on a particular issue, state your position on a bill, or for guidance on a law or government policy. Getting in touch with your elected leaders is an important part of our political process and helps to keep politicians accountable to the people who voted them into office.
3 Simple and Effective Ways to Advocate to your Government Leaders:
- Email or write them a letter
1. Local Elected Officials
Your elected Mayor and City Council officials are responsible for representing the needs of their districts, or wards, in local government, just as a congressman represents his constituents on the federal level. A city council set budgets, policies, long range plans, enacts laws and promotes the safety of its citizens. They are responsible for Parks & Library, Public Utilities, Zoning & Building Approval, Public Safety, and Quality of Life. Typical resident requests span from stopping a neighbor's dog's loud barking, keeping sex offenders away from certain areas, a lack of sidewalks, or traffic on a certain street.
- Locate your mayor by name, city, or population size.
- Find your county executive (the head of the executive branch of government in your county) by map search or your ZIP code. The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.
- Get contact information for your city, county, and town officials.
2. Federal Elected Officials
The United States Congress has two chambers, one called the Senate and the other called the House of Representatives (or “House” for short), and is the legislative branch of the federal government that represents the American people and makes the nation's laws.
- Locate your U.S. senators' contact information.
- Find your U.S. representative's website and contact information.
The President of the United States is the chief executive of the federal government and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. He enforces laws, treaties, and court rulings; develops federal policies; prepares the national budget; and appoints federal officials.
- Contact President Donald Trump online, or call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.
3. State Legislators
Have you ever been told by a friend or co-worker, when you were expressing frustration about something, “You ought to call your legislator”? If you have, you are not alone, judging from the volume of contacts legislators receive from their constituents. An informal survey of legislative offices revealed that each office receives anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 such contacts in a year.
- Find the names and current activities of your state legislators.
Are your politicians telling the truth?
Politicians make lots of promises, but do they keep them? Check their voting record and find out.
Are your officials bought by special interests?
Interest groups send representatives to state capitals and to Washington, D.C. to put pressure on members of Congress and other policymakers. They engage in lobbying, or the organized process of influencing legislation or policy. Lobbying can take many forms. Interest groups can testify in congressional hearings. Do your elected leaders work for special interests? FOLLOW THE MONEY:
Become An Election Observer clarkcountynv.gov
Election Workers are needed for Election Day Vote Centers and Early Voting sites throughout the County, especially those with English and Spanish or Filipino (Tagalog) language skills.
How to Apply
Clark County elections continually recruit qualified applicants. Apply as indicated below:
- Login to the Registered Voter Services section of clarkcountynv.gov and select the option Apply to be a Poll Worker from the dropdown menu.
- Print an application from the website to manually complete and mail.
- Call (702) 455-2815 to speak to a recruiter.
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