RESOURCES ABOUT GOVERNMENT
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC’s Congressional Research Service
www.senate.gov has useful links especially the Executive Calendar which shows you the agenda for today; the daily digest which shows you the outcome of yesterday’s agenda. Plus, a list of the Senators of the 115th Congress.
www.house.gov shows the agenda for the House and also a zip code look up for your representative (upper right corner).
New York state has 2 senators in the United States Senate and 27 representatives in the United States House of Representatives. The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House for a two-year term. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms. Senators represent the entire state. Find your members of congress. Go to Govtrack.us
Members of Congress
Call the White House
NYC and NY State Elections
NY State Board of Elections – one of the big box buttons on the home page allows you to put in your address to see state and national elected officials.
http://www.mygovnyc.org gives you your elected officials for New York City.
NY City Council
NYC Community Boards
Official NYC Website
Your Representatives’ Voting Records
The better informed you are, the more effective you can be in your communications with elected officials. See also Vote Smart-Facts Matter.