Federal and State Government Representatives for California

Federal and State Government Representatives for California

Assignment # 1: Internet Assignment (Due September 24, 2018) Competency 1 c; Competency 2 a; Competency 3 a; Competency 5 a, b; Competency 8 a Dimensions: knowledge, affective processes, values Go to www.myflorida.com and click on Government, then on Federal Government. Identify your current United States Congressman and your two United States Senators. These are the individuals who represent you in Washington DC. You have ONLY one Congressman representing you in Congress. OR Go to www.myflorida.com and click on Government, then on Legislative Branch. Find your elected State Representative and Senator. You have ONLY one State Representative and one State Senator representing you in Tallahassee. Discuss each elected official separately ANSWER the following questions thoroughly for EACH elected official. This is to be a narrative format; do NOT type each question and answer it, do NOT use bullets or lists or tables. Proper APA format is expected with this assignment. Representation: What is their political party? Where were they elected to their current office? Which district do they represent in terms of geographic area, i.e., cities, counties? What did they do PRIOR to being elected? Committees: On which committees and subcommittees do they sit? What is the function of their committees and subcommittees? Are they the Chair or Co-Chair of any of these committees or subcommittees? If yes, please identify those positions and specific assignments. Issues: Do your elected officials have committee assignments that could make them influential on issues that are important to you? If yes, which committee and issue and why? If not, identify one elected official who sites on a committee which focus on issues of importance to you and provide their name, political party, and the distinct/state they represent and explain why the issue is important to you. State what diverse population is mentioned in the issues and explain how resolving these issues will benefit this population. Express how you would advocate for human rights give the opportunity. Letter: Write a letter to your elected official on an issue that is important to you and submit a copy of the letter with this assignment (The letter is not included in the page count). Be very careful with your grammar and spelling in your letter.