Thursday, August 19, 2010

State Government

Do your State Senators hold "town hall" meetings? How about "coffee meetings"? Did I hear you say No?

I'm a very fortunate person, living in Colorado. My State Senator and State House Representative do hold these meetings - EVERY month! Even though in Colorado our Senators and House Reps are only in session from January to mid May, these "coffee" and "town hall" meetings are held every month. The discussions range from constituent concerns to bills that are coming up for vote. During the town hall meetings, an interesting panel is always put together on a certain topic. Each panelist speaks and then there is a question and answer period.

If you said that your state Senators and House Reps don't do this, call them and ask for it. Your tax dollars and your votes keep these politicians in office. They should work for YOU, like mine do for me.

Tonight, I asked about the way unemployment percentage rates were calculated. We agree that the system and the way percentages are calculated are wrong and a better system needs to be put in place.

Even if your State Representatives are on their break, call their offices anyway. Ask them to investigate ways to obtain the correct percentages.

The message I want to get across is: You never know who can help get the ball rolling if you don't ask.

STAND UP AND BE HEARD!

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

VOICE YOUR OPINIONS FOR S3706 TO BE PASSED!

JOB CREATION IS NECESSARY! TIER 5 IS NEEDED!

4 comments:

  1. Great post, Elaine. I get a real feeling that your representatives care about you and what you think. This should be a model for all states. I don't get that same feeling here in LA.

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Very nice... makes me want to live in Colorado. How's the air out there, I sure wish I could breathe it again?

    Elaine, how can I get in touch with you regarding uniting the unemployed and linking between your blog and several other websites, Facebooks, Myspaces, blogs, etc? Our forces need to unite for a stronger message to the government. Please send a message through my Facebook (last name Brown) or my website itsyourcountry.webs.com Thank you.

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  3. Rock, yes, I am fortunate. Call your state senator for the district you live in and ask them to hold town hall meetings. It is a great way for citizens to obtain information for what is going on where you live and how to get involved. Even on a state level, there is work to be done and changes to be made.

    Thank you for your comment! Greatly appreciated!

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  4. Teresa, thank you for your comment. I will email you through your website. It is agreed on the need for a "blog alliance" for helping the unemployed. It's something that I was striving for when I changed the direction of my blog toward unemployment, where to get assistance etc. If you browse through my blog, I have listed how to get in touch with Senators & House Reps, what the vote tallies were for each time a vote was taken on certain bills. I even have guest writers who provide excellent information.

    As for the weather here in Colorado, today there is a nice breeze. The "brown cloud" still exists though and could be the reason that many people suffer from what seem like allergies.

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