How to make change in the Government

2020 and 2021 have been very political. President Trump and others have exposed a lot of government corruption, and the general public is fed up. People post on social media pages about how change is needed, but lets face it, Facebook likes and shares have nothing to do with government change. Yeah, it may spread the opinion, but often on social media, people use scare tactics and graphic photos to attract attention. This often causes the readers to get riled up and then the negativity starts… This is not the way to make change people

Change on the Federal Level:
Change on the Federal level is done through the senate and House of representatives. The best way to make change is to vote in the right people. Read up, and do your research. ONLY vote for someone you want for the job. Remember, they work for you.

Change on the State Level:
As far as the Governor, The President, in effect the central government, has the power to remove a Governor at any time without giving him or her any reason, and without granting an opportunity to be heard. However, this power cannot be exercised in an arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable manner. This means the central government has to really have a good reason. In the United States, federal officials can be removed from office before their term is up only by the process known as impeachment. However, state and local officials can be removed from office through a procedure known as a recall. Recalls are typically carried out by special elections called for by voters
When it comes to state laws and ordinances, these are changed through petition. As a citizen of the United States, we all have the right to start a petition to have any elected official removed from office. Our petition will require a certain amount of signatures for it to get on a ballot. Once there are enough verified signatures, then it can be placed on a ballot for vote. Then the people in the affected area vote on the resolve. Yes, it is a process, but that is how things are done. If you want a law to be put on the books, or removed from the books, there is a process for that. Again, you need to start a petition, nothing gets done without signatures.

Change on the County Level:
The Board of Supervisors, pretty much make the county laws and ordinances. You need to vote out supervisors that are making bad choices, and vote in good ones. Write to your supervisor, see if they can help you. Again, go to the county board meetings. You will learn how the board makes decisions.

Change on the City Level:
The best way to make change on the city level, is to get involved. Go to your city council meetings. You will see there how things are getting done in the city. Also, if you want some local change, go to your city council and let them know what your idea of change is. By attending often, you will learn how to present your idea of change in a way that they will listen to you.

Another way to make change is to pay attention to the companies that are paying politicians to promote their agenda. Boycott those companies that are pushing agendas that you disagree with. Money talks people. If you are the only one offended by something a company does, yeah… You boycotting is not going to affect much, but when a company insults a large group of people, those people should take their money elsewhere.

As you can see, the common factor is to get involved if you want to make change. Posting memes and blowing up peoples Facebook Page are not the way to make change. Some changes take a long time. Talk with your children about the issues, so they will make more educated choices when they are old enough to vote.

As an individual, there are several ways you can make changes and have an impact on the US government:

  1. Voting: Participate in local, state, and national elections to elect representatives who align with your values and policy preferences. Your vote can influence the composition of government bodies and shape policies.
  2. Engage in grassroots movements: Join or support grassroots movements that advocate for specific causes or reforms. These movements often aim to mobilize public opinion and put pressure on policymakers to enact change. This can involve activities such as organizing protests, lobbying, or raising awareness through social media and other platforms.
  3. Contact your elected officials: Reach out to your elected representatives, including members of Congress, state legislators, and local officials. Express your concerns, share your opinions, and provide input on relevant issues. You can do this through phone calls, emails, letters, or in-person meetings.
  4. Get involved in community organizations: Join local community organizations, nonprofits, or advocacy groups that work on issues you care about. These organizations often have networks, resources, and platforms for collective action and can provide opportunities for you to contribute to policy discussions and initiatives.
  5. Run for office or support candidates: Consider running for office yourself if you have the passion and commitment to public service. Alternatively, you can support candidates who align with your values by volunteering for their campaigns, making donations, or helping with grassroots efforts.
  6. Stay informed and engaged: Stay informed about current events, policy developments, and government actions. Read reliable news sources, follow debates, and engage in constructive discussions. This will help you understand the issues and make informed decisions.
  7. Participate in public hearings and town hall meetings: Attend public hearings, town hall meetings, or community forums where government officials and policymakers discuss important issues. Use these opportunities to ask questions, express your opinions, and contribute to the public dialogue.

Remember that creating change in government can be a gradual and collective process. Building coalitions, working with like-minded individuals, and maintaining a sustained effort can increase the chances of making an impact.

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