Signed in convention September 17, 1787. Ratified June 21, 1788
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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.
“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).
The New York Times
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
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
The House of Representatives
Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee: Oversight and Investigation
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
The Federal Court
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.
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
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
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.