First step towards responsible citizens is the knowledge of your representatives


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First step towards responsible citizens is the knowledge of your representatives.
Purpose of this assignment is to:
1. Find who are your representatives in Texas legislative branch
2. Check their voting records and find how much you agree with your representatives on specific issue
You have to know who they are, how they vote, so you can hold them accountable!
So, let us begin this Assignment 2 exploring journey!
Assignment 2 Part A
The quickest way to find your representatives is “Who represents me” website! (Links to an external site.)
After entering your current residence address, answer the following questions (please, use complete sentences. In parenthesis (I provided my answers as examples):
1. In which Texas House District do you currently reside?
(I currently live in Texas House district 131)
2. Who is your representative in the Texas House and what is her or his party affiliation?
(My representative is Alma Allen. She is a Democrat.)
3. Who is your Texas Senator and what Texas Senate District she or he represents? What is your senator’s party affiliation?
(My Senator is Boris Miles and he represents Texas Senate District 13. He is Democrat)
4. When will your Senator face the next Texas Senate election?
(Senator Miles will face the next Texas Senate election in 2021.)
In the first part of Assignment 2, you learned who is your house representative and senator in the Texas Congress!
Now let us check their voting records!
Assignment 2 Part B
Good and convenient place to go is the website votesmart.org. (Links to an external site.)
First, you need to enter the name of your currently elected Texas House representative and Texas Senate Representative. Secondly, you will click on his or her “votes”.
After clicking on “votes”, you will be prompted to a long list of different issues, from abortion and agriculture to laws related to guns and marijuana legalization.
Please, make sure you choose 2 issues for each of your representatives (Texas House representative and your Texas senator). Also provide the official name of the bill/ law that your representatives voted on.
After writing the issue (particular bill/ law), describe how voting records of your representatives correspond with your position on this issue.
You either agree or disagree with your representatives.
Based on the fact whether you agree or disagree with your representatives, label each of your representatives as “trustee” or “delegate” type representatives.
This assignment requires no citations!
Submit your file in MS word or PDF format and pay attention to the deadline!
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