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How to Get YOUR Government to Work for YOU
Facilitated by Dr. Jean Latting and a professional team from the University of Houston
A live Spanish translation will be provided at this event.
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Meeting ID: 452-774-8593
The current political divide. Can we find common ground?
Most diverse city in the country. Are we prepared as citizens?
So many candidates. So many issues. Does my opinion even matter?
So much information, yet how to make sense of it?
These are all factors that may be attracting you to become more engaged in government. On the other hand, you may be tempted to pull back because it is all so overwhelming. Where to start? Even if you are motivated, it is hard to figure out how to be successful in advocating for issues that you care about.
Here is an opportunity! Join us in learning “How to Get Your Government to Work for You!” Find out about different levels of government and secrets to influencing your representatives on important decisions.
What you will NOT find at this event is a debate of the pros and cons of specific policy issues. Instead, this is about learning how government works. With this knowledge, you can take positive action on your beliefs and ideas in a way that makes a difference.
Please come prepared with the issues important to you. Sample topics are voting, environment, criminal justice, and healthcare. Experts will be available to discuss how best to share your position with those who can help you reach your goals.
Introduction: The session will begin with an overview of the day. Panelists will provide information to help you navigate your future engagement in civic activities and the upcoming voting cycle.
Q & A: During Q&A, you may ask specific questions of the panel about how government works. More information on panelists will be available soon.
Civic Literacy Fair: Experts on local, city, county, state and federal government will be available to discuss the people and process relevant to your issues. Additionally, if you have not already, you will have the opportunity to register to vote in the general election.
Light refreshments will be available.