Posted by Bluerod on January 08, 2002 at 17:31:08:
Some the following is paraphrased from the AlaLEAV web page, http://www.alaleave.org/ and www.bamanews.com
5 - Volunteer your time and get involved in local political campaigns. Find out who is running and what the issues are and spend some time helping elect the candidate you think will serve your community best. Recruit someone from the environmental community to run for the state legislature, or run yourself.
6 - MAKE SURE YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER!!! Being REGISTERED TO VOTE IS POWER. You are a constituent. The one thing that legislators fear most is chaos amongst their constituency. Talk to your neighbors, relatives and coworkers to generate phone calls, petitions, emails and letters. Many times it takes as few as a dozen phone calls from constituents to make a legislator rethink his/her position on a particular vote. Placing a phone call to your state legislator is the best way to communicate your opinion and it works.
The general election is November 5, 2002. Become part of the process and register to vote. It’s quick and easy. You can obtain voter registration services at any of the following places:
§ County Board of Registrars
§ Driver’s licensing office
§ Public Libraries
§ Department of Humane Resources
§ Department of Public Health
§ Medicaid Agency
§ Department of Rehabilitation Services
§ Public 4-year universities
You can also visit the Office of the Secretary of State on the web and download the Voter Registration Application from their site. http://www.sos.state.al.us
7 - As an example of this power of the people and their effect on their legislators, go to http://www.alaleavs.org/legislative.htm and read the story about Pet Protection – you CAN make a difference!!
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