Objecting to the Electoral Ballots is not new, but 1/6/21 was indeed different!! I must admit, I have never watched the proceedings before as it is usually ceremonial, lasting approximately 30- 60 minutes.
The current system of determining electoral votes vary from state to state and “Battleground” states receive 7% more federal grants than “spectator” states, twice as many presidential disaster declarations, more Superfund enforcement exemptions, and more No Child Left Behind law exemptions. Lastly, these statutes have allowed five of our 45 Presidents to take office without having won the most popular votes nationwide.
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.
A foundation of a functioning democracy is an informed, engaged public. Organizations such as the ACLU and Common Cause invite us to support their work to protect freedom of the press. Organizations such as ProtectPressFreedom.org – a coalition of journalists and press advocacy groups, in partnership with a wide range of major media organizations – encourages us to use social media to acknowledge threats, show support of the press and highlight great reporting. Journalists are there as representatives of the public, and if law enforcement is attacking them, they can’t do their job, and that hurts everybody.
The Census Bureau Counts the Population by collecting information from all households, including those residing in a group or unique living arrangements. The Census Bureau wants to make it easy for people to respond anytime and anywhere.
Khyla D. Craine was kind enough to share her expertise in this Question and Answer segment, moderated by Leslie Kamil.
Our founding fathers were not on Twitter or Instagram, but they did create this awesome tool for us to use to govern…It's called the Constitution! This month, several members of our organization are working on some online material around citizen rights and civics. Comment below (or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) with any burning questions you…