Salisbury University Sociology Questions

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Lobbying Knowledge Essentials

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In Washington, D.C. at the Capitol, the United States Congress meets to discuss and vote issues on the federal/national level. The United States Congress consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives, also known as “The People’s House”.

US Senators are members of the upper house of the United States Congress. There are two Senators representing each state, who write and vote on laws covering the entire United States. Each state is allotted two senators, so there is a total of one hundred U.S. Senators, each who serve six-year terms.

The House of Representatives in Congress, currently has 435 members. They serve two-year terms. Each state has a representation in the House of Representatives, based on the population of the state. The representatives are given districts to represent. There are currently 435 voting representatives (District of Columbia, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, etc. have non-voting members of Congress)

Seven states have one only Representative: Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Delaware.

The ten states with the most representatives are:

California – 53.

Texas – 36.

Florida – 27.

New York – 27.

Illinois – 18.

Pennsylvania – 18. Ohio – 16 &    Georgia – 14.

                    On the state level

States also have State Senators and Delegates that represent districts throughout the state. To find your state senator:

Example: 1101 Camden Ave Salisbury MD 21801

State Senator: Mary Beth Carozza (District 38B)

State Delegate: Carl L. Anderton Jr. (District 38B)

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Who are the two United Sates Senators for each of the following three states?

1.Maryland Senators:

2.Delaware Senators:

Example: 1101 Camden Ave Salisbury MD 21801

District 1, U.S. Representative Andy Harris

5.What is your state capitol?

State Senators in your states General Assembly /State Legislature

6.Who is your state senator?
(As opposed to your U.S. Senators in Congress)

7.What is your voting district and who represents you? 

8.Who is currently the mayor of Salisbury &
how many members are there in Salisbury’s City Council?

9.Who are the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland?

10.Why is knowing who your elected officials important when working with communities and organizations?

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