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Sound Off LogoCalls, e-mails and letters to your elected officials often do make a difference.  It’s important for public officials to know how the people feel about important issues and votes. It’s vital to let our elected members know that we are keeping an eye on how they vote – and will hold them accountable at election time if they ignore the will of the people!

Citizens "Take Action!" Guide

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01Whose interests are your elected officials representing: the people--or the special interests?

Too many voters haven’t got a clue—so East County Magazine is shedding light into those smoke-hazed back-rooms in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, enabling you to keep up with what your elected officials are doing – and decide whether or not they deserve your vote next election. You can also share your views on key issues with the handy tools we’ve provided.  

Find out how they voted:  In our Capitoil Report: How They Voted reports,, we’ve chosen major bills listed by Vote-Smart.org, a nonpartisan organization, as well as key measures tracked by public interest groups.   Below are some of the most important recent bills—and how our representatives cast their votes.

For details and information on more bills, visit www.vote-smart.org.

Contact your elected officials, or to find out who represents you: visit our Sound Off! section in our “Citizens’ “Take Action” Center.

READER’S EDITORIAL: CHAMBER TAKES OFFICIAL POSITIONS ON KEY STATE LEGISLATION

 
By Scott Alevy, President & CEO, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
 
June 6, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--One of the most important services the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce offers to our members (and the entire business community) is our advocacy on local, state and federal legislative issues. We are proud to serve as the voice of the business community in East County, and take that responsibility seriously.

“VICTORIES OF SPIRIT” EVENT JUNE 1 HIGHLIGHTS STORIES OF RESILIENCE, COURAGE AND STRENGTH

 
May 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Jamul resident Heather Berner is among those to be honored by Sharp HealthCare Foundation’s 2012 Victories of Spirit event.  The event, which honors extraordinary individuals and community organizations for their inspirational achievements and contributions to others, will be held on Friday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG: GREEN YOUR ‘SPRING CLEANING’ WITH EARTH-FRIENDLY TIPS FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

April 20, 2012 (San Diego) -- Just in time for the season’s most notorious task, Waste Management has come up with a list of five tips to not only motivate Spring cleaning efforts, but ways to go about doing it in a natural, safe way for the environment. Turns out, trading-in the chemicals and expensive cleaning products for a little know-how will yield the same sparkling results without releasing potentially damaging toxins into the air, giving you more time to smell the flowers over the ammonia.

 

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November Capitol Report: How They Voted

Capitol Report LogoNovember 29, 2009 (Washington and Sacramento) – Do you know how your Congressional and State Legislative representatives voted on important recent bills? Find out here!

For more information on these and other bills, visit www.vote-smart.org, www.govtrack.us, www.opencongress.org and www.aroundthecapitol.com.

April Capitol Report:How They Voted

Capitol Report LogoApril
2009 (Washington and Sacramento) — Do you know how your Congressional and State
Legislative representatives voted?  

Find out here!

For more information on these and other bills, visit www.vote-smart.org or www.govtrack.us

 

January Capitol Report: How They Voted

Capitol Report LogoCongress approved several major bills in January, including measures to improve healthcare for low-income children, provide oversight of bail-out funds, delay conversion to direct TV,  set aside public lands and ocean areas as environmental preserves, protect fair pay for women,  and improve remedies for victims of discrimination. The Senate also approved  nomination of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.  Do you know how your elected officials voted?  Find out here!

For more information on these and other bills, visit www.vote-smart.org or www.govtrack.us

December Capitol Report

Capitol Report Logo(Note: Since Congress and the Legislature were in recess and took no major actions in November, there is no November Capitol Report)

How did your elected officials vote on the most important bills in Congress and the California Legislature? Find out here!

October Capitol Report - How They Voted

Capitol Report LogoHow did your elected officials vote on the most important bills in Congress and the California Legislature? Find out here!

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