Local Representatives - Tools for Finding Them
In part 1 of this episode, we cover the federal and state websites available to find out who your local representatives are in government. These tools also give you information about their offices, including contacting them when needed.
Most districts at the state and federal level don't neatly follow county lines. Since it's not always clear, follow the links below to use these tools and put to rest the question of "Who's my rep, again?"
Relevant to this episode - Last week I discussed once again a tool I used to find out how my beliefs stack up to those in or running for office. Listen to last week to learn more about this tool and then try it out for yourself.
This Week's Military and American Observances
On the eve of June 6th, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of the Allied Forces addressed his men saying, “You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you… I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” Today is June 6th and it is the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord, otherwise known as D-Day.
It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitler’s dream of Nazi domination. Overlord was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men. After years of meticulous planning and seemingly endless training, for the Allied Forces, it all came down to this: The boat ramp goes down, then jump, swim, run, and crawl to the cliffs. Many of the first young men (most not yet 20 years old) entered the surf carrying eighty pounds of equipment. They faced over 200 yards of beach before reaching the first natural feature offering any protection. Blanketed by small-arms fire and bracketed by artillery, they found themselves in hell. When it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties; more than 4,000 were dead. Yet somehow, due to planning and preparation, and due to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces, Fortress Europe had been breached.
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Episode Part 1 References
US Senate - Must have flash player enabled
State Websites - To find your state site, just open a browser and type your state name in the address bar and end it with ".gov" If that doesn't work, use the 2 letter state abbreviation instead of the full name.
Be on the lookout for the PDF I'm creating to get all the links for you.
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