Elected officials DO listen to people in their communities
Learn more about the study (and the power of citizens) by reading "Communicating with Congress".
Read on to learn how to use this power effectively!
Know Your Elected Officials
To be an effective advocate, there are a few things you should know about your elected officials:
Who are they?
Look up NC State legislators: Go to the NC legislative website.
What are their politics, background and interests?
What are their policy interests?
Go to www.congress.gov to look up bills they’ve introduced.
What are their connections to career development and career counseling issues?
Review their biographical information to see what schools they’ve gone to or the careers they’ve had.