It’s always a good idea to know who all your elected representatives are and to keep in contact with them on important issues. You can learn more about your members of the US House of Representatives, and how to contact them, at House.Gov, and your US Senators at Senate.Gov.
The story goes that, as he exited Independence Hall following the Constitutional Convention in 1787, someone shouted to Benjamin Franklin, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin’s legendary response: “A republic, if you can keep it.” Fortunately, the very system of government provided by the Framers enables we the people to …
The ability to vote, and to have our votes counted – our voices heeded – is the glue that holds together our republic. In recent decades, a handful of institutional processes of our government – prominently, gerrymandering, the Electoral College and the legislative filibuster – have changed dramatically, and not for the better.