Make Your Vote Count • The Tuesday, November 8, 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
8 Important Steps From Voting To Grassroots Lobbying Your Elected Officials In The 113th U.S. Congress

President Ronald Reagan, 40th President Of The United States • 1981-1989
 “The challenge of statesmanship is to have the vision to dream of a better, safer world
  and the courage, persistence, and patience to turn that dream into reality."

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the U.S. Presidential Election will be held for all 435 members of the United States House of
Representatives and 34 of the 100 members of the United States Senate. On that day, only 60%-70% of American registered voters are projected to exercise their right to vote. Between each two year election cycle the majority of the same voters do not regularly write or call their elected officials in the U.S. Congress on the political issues that they routinely discuss with their family members, co-workers and friends. Why? Because grassroots lobbying is not a political practice that is taught in most schools or colleges.

If you truly desire to make your vote count between now and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election it is important to note that your elected officials in the U.S. Congress need to receive letters and phone calls directly from you. Even if your elected official disagrees with your political position on the issues, he or she must listen to you because they know that you have the power to vote them out of office. They also know that you have the right as one of their constituents to directly lobby to influence the political issues they choose to support or oppose and impact which way they may vote on any pending bill or resolution that is before the U.S. Congress during their term in office.

To help conservative Christians lobby from home, the American Christian Lobbyists Association (The ACLA) has outlined how you can stand up for your First Amendment rights by "Petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances" by following the 8 Important Steps From Voting To Grassroots Lobbying Your Elected Officials In The 113th U.S. Congress:

(1) Register To Vote
If you are 18 years old or older make sure you registered to vote in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in your state of residence. Why? Because American citizens who do not vote lose their voice in the democratic process and that in turn hinders the political work of our states elected officials in the 113th U.S. Congress as they serve to effectively represent the political opinions of the constituency of their state.
(2) Choose Your Conservative Candidates & Parties
As a voters education organization, the ACLA is providing links to the major conservative political parties in the United States to help you decide which political party platform to support and to challenge you to make your vote count by only voting for proven conservative political candidates in the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
(3) Participate In Your States Primary Or Caucus
Have you ever participated in your states primary elections or caucuses? Delegates to your national political party conventions are selected through direct primary elections, state caucuses, and state conventions. Click here to review the Green Papers 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary and Caucus information to see if your state holds a primary election or state caucus and get involved in your political parties democratic process and help make your vote count in 2016!
(4) Find Your Polling Station And Vote
On election day, exercise your duty and right as an American citizen by voting at your local polling station. If you do not know where to vote, the ACLA provides the following information on where you can find your local polling station.
(5) Research: Pending Bills Before The Congress
After every U.S. Presidential or Midterm election there are changes in the balance of power in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Your vote is only the beginning of the democratic process. Now the real work begins because you are a constituent of your states elected officials whether you voted for them or not. To begin, visit beta.Congress.gov to research the Abortion-End Of Life and Christian Free Speech bills that are currently pending before the 113th U.S. Congress.
(6) Research: What The Bible Has To Say
Have you ever wondered "What The Bible Has To Say" about the political issues of the day regarding Abortion-End Of Life, Christian Free Speech or Marriage and Abstinence bills that are currently pending before the 113th U.S. Congress? Before you make your decision please take the time to do the research by reviewing the following verses from the Bible that the ACLA has compiled for you to read. For individuals who are seeking Christ the ACLA has posted a direct link on how you can receive Christ and become a born again Christian.
(7) Write Your Elected Officials
It is important to highlight that effective political letter writing campaigns have been a key factor in American politics for over 223 years in getting the attention of our nations elected officials in the U.S. Congress. Writing letters to your elected officials can greatly influence and impact the way they decided to vote. Click here to get the address of your elected officials in the 113th U.S. Congress so you can get started on your letter(s) today!
(8) Call Your Elected Officials
After writing your states elected officials in the U.S. Congress, mark your calendar to follow up with a phone call within 7-10 days from the date you sent your letter. Call and inform your elected officials or their office staff that you sent a letter of support or opposition on the given issue and that you would like a response in writing. Click here to get the phone numbers of your elected officials in the 113th U.S. Congress so you can call them today!

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