President Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States • 1981-1989
“We did not seek the role of leadership that has been thrust upon us.
But whether we like it or not, the events of our time demand America's participation."
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the U.S. Midterm Election will be held for all 435 members of the United States House of
Representatives and 33 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 this 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 2014 U.S. Midterm 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 politically active 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 Directly Lobbying Your Elected Officials In The 113th U.S. Congress: