What is CIVIC ENAGEMENT? http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/blueprint/widget/ Are YOU civically engaged?
What did the quiz reveal about YOU? What’s YOUR style of political engagement? What are some political facts or events that have made an impression on you? How do you compare with your peers?
Niaz Mosharraf, “America for Dummies”
Do you know who these two are?
How about them?
What issues do YOU care about? Working Driving Health Eating
Should the federal government require restaurants to publish nutritional information for the food they serve? Should L.A. be able to ban fast food restaurants from South Central? Should the states be able to decide when teenagers are old enough to drive? Should there be a national law making it illegal for teenagers to talk on their cell phones and drive? Where, when, and what should kids learn about sex? Is this an issue for the federal government? What about the minimum wage? What is it? Who decides it? Is it enough? Should there be an age limit on when you are able to start working?
One of these people will represent you in Congress & make decisions on these issues for you. Do you know what they stand for? How can you find out? Project Vote Smart: http://www.votesmart.org Open Secrets.org: http://www.opensecrets.org/ | http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=LAS1&cycle=2008