Who are my Representatives?

Who are my Representatives?

Every two years we go to the polls and vote for legislators who representative us at the federal and state levels. Do you know who these legislators are? Do you keep track of their work? After all, they do work for you! Yes, you have people! The objective of this assignment is for you to find your California State legislators in the State Assembly and Senate, your legislator in the U.S. House of Representative and find out what they are doing on your behalf. Part I U.S. House of Representatives (10 pts.) Go to http://www.house.gov/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Enter your zip code in upper left hand corner under “Find Your Representative.” Go to your Representative’s website and answer the following questions: What district do you live in? What is the name of your Representative? What is their political party? How long have they been in office? Provide one (1) interesting or new thing you learned about the rep for your district. E.g., a piece of legislature they are working on or a committee they sit on. Minimum two (2) paragraphs. A paragraph has a least five (5) sentences. Part II California State Representatives (20 pts.) Go to http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Click on Search By Address Remember, you can only have one Assembly person and one Senator, one per district. If you come up with two districts, for the same legislator you need to search by address not zip code. Please note that you may live in a district that is has a temporary vacancy. If so, note the vacancy and explain why. Answer the questions below about your State representatives. California State Assembly What district do you live in? What is the name of your State Assembly person? What is their political party? How long have they been in office? Provide one (1) interesting or new thing you learned about the rep for your district. E.g., a piece of legislature they are working on or a committee they sit on. Minimum two (2) paragraphs. A paragraph has a least five (5) sentences. California State Senate What district do you live in? What is the name of your State Senator? What is their political party? How long have they been in office? Provide one (1) interesting or new thing you learned about the rep your district. E.g., a piece of legislature they are working on or a committee they sit on. Minimum two (2) paragraphs. A paragraph has a least five (5) sentences. Format: Upload your paper to the link below “Load M02 Who are my Representatives? in a new window” Save your paper as Text (.txt), Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx), Portable Document Format (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Open Office Text (.odt) This paper should be between 600 – 700 words. The word count does not include your name or the questions. Include the word count on your paper Double-spaced. Standard margins (one-inch) Standard font size Use the numbered questions as I have listed above. You may use parenthetical citation. No need for a works cited page, you do not need to consult additional sources for this assignment. You will be turning you paper into VeriCite automatically in Canvas when upload your paper file, which will run an authenticity program on your paper. Please be mindful to use “quotes” and to give attribution when you use other’s words. You will be able to see your score ad resubmit you paper if necessary. Acceptable VeriCite scores 30% or less. Please follow all directions. Submissions that do not follow all the directions will be subject to a 20% grade reduction.