Our staggering national debt and uncontrolled spending are like spinning hands on a ticking clock. I have discovered that my hand on the computer mouse gives me a direct click to my elected officials. Writing my senator or representative lets my voice be heard and the email costs me nothing. Your hand can click with mine to change this country.
Discover Something Important
It seems folks in this country are more concerned about celebrity gossip than really important stuff. Personalities take precedence over life changing plans. Our senate and house create future plans for our country. Reading about what is happening there just might start a movement for a better country. The legislature usually constructs laws, not Barack Obama or the current president.
Do a little clicking and reading about our house of representatives. House.gov does not have exciting reading but is filled with important information. You can discover who your congressmen are. How they vote on bills is available. An address to write and express your opinion is easy to find. Congress is where bills usually originate.
After scooting around the site for congress, go discover the senate website. Senate.gov will give similar information about actions and people that can change your life. A list of bills is there and who voted yea and nay. Reading here might even help your mind grow better than looking at the celebrity gossip pages. I find it interesting reading about what my senator is up to. Sending him an email is easy and is a rewarding feeling to me.
How to Take Action to Change America
Now that you are armed with knowledge of what goes on in Washington, make a list of your representatives and senators. Email them and it costs you nothing. Don’t spam the entire bunch of legislators. A personal note to your specific lawmaker can make a difference. If everyone in their district took a stand things can change.
Put these government websites as favorites on your computer. The people who represent you can also be filed for easy access. Spend just a little time each week looking around here and perhaps sending an email about an issue you think is important. Look up your local politicians and take the same action.
A little change in your hand does not create much change in your life. Multiplying that change into many handfuls can create real change for our entire nation. If everyone took action and let our elected officials know our opinion our country can be great again. Tell them to stop excess spending. Monitor their votes or vote them out. Let’s get together as a nation and try that before it is too late.