The Legislative Corner is the place to come to find out about current legislation of interest to the nursing profession, dates of upcoming legislative events, such as Capitol Hill: Step by Step (to register, please go to the “Programs” tab) and other pertinent information.
Capitol Hill: Step by Step
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
REGISTERING TO VOTE!
The following link will take you to the SNAP Legislative Corner on the SNAP website. I have uploaded an article that includes voter registration deadlines for the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, Delaware, and Ohio. If you will be out of your home state or county it is critical you apply for a mail-in ballot or absentee ballot by the deadlines included. Rules and regulations do change from state to state therefore make sure to pay close attention to information regarding your state. One in every 40 voters in the state of Pennsylvania is a registered nurse. It is more important than ever to vote as our country faces a time of adversity and hardship.
Dissecting Political Parties
When we turn on the television, scroll on our Twitter feed and FaceBook, or tune into the radio, it is inevitable we hear the ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans. From healthcare to gun control, to immigration all the nonsense blurs together when one doesn’t even know the difference between the two major political parties or even what a political party is! Click on the link below to learn more about the basic difference between the Democratic and Republican parties and where you might stand on the political spectrum:
The Electoral College
After the 2016 election, many brought into question the purposes of the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the election to Donald Trump. This is the fifth time in United States’ history, twice in this century, that a presidential candidate won the presidency without winning the popular vote. Click on the link below to take a look at how the Electoral College works and the pros and cons of the system our forefathers put in place: