We are excited to begin a new project at Protectors of Equality in Government (PEG). We are extracting some basic tenants of the United States Government and Operations into talking points or …Civics Deck. Each of these segments can be easily absorbed by investing about a minute a week. Hopefully, this will help you become a more informed voter and citizen and to know what’s on your ballot. Likened to a deck of playing cards, we intend to have a new short segment every week or two until we reach 54 of these lessons.
Today’s Civics Lesson is on the United States House of Representatives. The United States Congress is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of the House of Representatives are elected for two-year terms representing a specifics congressional district within a state. The number of congressional districts allocated to each state is based on populations measured by the US Census. Each district has one representative. That is one of the many reasons participating in the Census is important. Everyone must be counted. States lose or gain congressional districts (representation) depending on the population of that state. Representatives’ primary duties are to assist constituents, impeach federal officers, and write and pass laws. These are the laws that affect our everyday lives. Read more.
PEG is a non-partisan volunteer organization whose mission is to assure that our government will treat all Americans with equality and acceptance. PEG’s work is primarily done by recruiting, educating, and nurturing supporters for worthy organizations, actions, and events that reflect our beliefs.