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My Political Ecosystem 

How do I fit into the political ecosystem?

 

In order to actively participate in our politics, locally, state and nationally (Globally) we need to be informed about political and public institutions, our representatives and other government officials. My Political Ecosystem provides easy access to your specific ecosystem from local to national as well at the tools to actively participate in our democracy.

 

What can I do to make a difference in my ecosystem?

 

Our representative system of government is based of We the People actively taking part in our government.  There are many ways that we can all be engaged to make our collective life better. Below are suggestions for tools you can use to participate and make a difference. 

The Platform for Personal Political Engagement

 

“Civic engagement” has been characterized as comprising the activities of individuals that are oriented toward making “a difference in the civic life of . . . communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and nonpolitical processes” (Ehrlich, 2000).

Media 

Introduction 

The New York Times 

Washington Post 

The Atlantic

Vox

Vanity Fair

The Philadelphia Inquirer  

Non Governmental Non-Profit Organizations 

The American Medical Association

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)

National Conference of Insurance Legislators

Federation of State Medical Boards

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Healthcare Systems and Hospitals 

Religious Institutions 

Legislative Branch

US Constitution Article I

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

The US Senate

    Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions      Committee

The House of Representatives
     Committee on Energy and Commerce
     Subcommittee: Oversight and Investigation
     Subcommittee: Health

Executive Branch

US Constitution Article II

 

All legislative Powers The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

The President of the USA 
Office of National Drug Control Policy
US Surgeon General
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Office of Disease Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
National Academy of Medicine: Institute of Medicine

 

Department of Justice
          Drug Enforcement Agency
                Diversion Control Program
          The Office of Justice Programs

 

Department of Defense

U.S. Government Accountability Office   (GAO)

 

The Comptroller General of the United States

Judicial Branch

The Federal Court

Drug Courts 

Prison System 

US Constitution Article III

 

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

State Government 

US Constitution Article IV

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. 

National Governors Association

 

Pennsylvania State Government
Executive
Governor

 

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)

 

The Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)
Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

Local Government 

Commissioners

Police Department

Corners 

US Constitution 10th Amendment 

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Shrink the Government

Psychological insight about our politics