Over the last few weeks, I've received numerous questions about what's really happening in our government, and what can we do to get more involved. What's an executive order and how does it work? Where are the checks and balances, and how do they work or not work? What's all the fuss about Cabinet nominations? How do I get my voice heard with my elected officials? How do I find out the real truth behind "alternative facts," fake news, and social media opinions and find resources that are factual?
Because most of us haven't had any education about our government since high school civics class or have any experience within the government, these are really good questions that are now being asked by people in all walks of life. There is now cause (and for some, alarm) for all of us to be educated about how our government and political system work and how we can influence them, or even revolutionize them.
So since you've asked, I've decided to host a town hall to help answer your questions from an insider's perspective. It will be scheduled soon, but for now, here are a few tips and resources you can access right now:
Wish I had more space and you had more time, but for now, try some of these, and look for more tips next time on finding factual news. And look for my town hall and documentary coming soon!
Linda Newell is termed out as the state senator of Senate District 26 and is now educating people on how to understand and influence their government. Look for her upcoming documentary to be released soon. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or senlindanewell.com or @sennewell on Twitter.