GOVTRACK.US: Staying Informed and Speaking Up

On March 17th, a U.S. House bill that reaffirms “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States and encourages and supports the public display of the national motto in all public buildings came out of a committee.  It has not yet been voted on.

The organizer of the Humanist Society of Monroe, Ernie Whiteside, notified me by e-mail about a way to track this bill (and similar legislation), which is by using govtrack.us.

You can find out what govtrack has to say about this particular bill by clicking here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hc112-13

Ernie also mentioned:

One of the features of govtrack.us that I have overlooked in the past is the ‘Speakup at POPVOX’ option.  [This] gives you and me the opportunity to let our representatives and senators and other users at govtrack.us know where we stand on the legislation.

You can see the results thus far by clicking here.

https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hconres13/report#state=MI

By stating your view about this bill, it will automatically create and send a letter to your representative.  This feature is one way in which you can inform your legislators about support or opposition to proposed legislation.