Constituent badges are a feature users can turn on or off to let elected officials
know they're one of the people that elected official
Gale Lively, citizen advocate and member of the of the NAA Key Contacts program, explains the power of grassroots advocacy: "Over the years, I have realized that oftentimes, I have been called upon as a resource of information by elected officials
If Aquino is not allowed to endorse any candidate because he is an elected official
, then the same should be applied to Escudero as they are both elected officials
That prohibition, however, would only affect elected officials
who lobby state government, and wouldn't apply to legislators or any other officeholder whose qualifications are spelled out in the state or federal constitutions, such as the governor, attorney general and other major statewide elected officials
The vast majority of people who hold higher offices such as state legislators or statewide elected officials
have served in a local government.
And, while our elected officials
continue to cause harm to average Americans, they get extended vacation time and increased pay.
I simply cannot increase compensation to a selected group of elected officials
while at the same time cutting jobs and services elsewhere in the county (government)," Bill Fleenor, the board chairman, said in an e-mail comment.
Staff and elected officials
serve the same constituents and in turn share the same basic principle: to create a strong local economy and vibrant community," said Councilmember Peterson.
Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, told the commission it is only fair that elected officials
share in the pain and sacrifice the rest of the state is enduring.
Moreover, said Ornstein, elected officials
should not require developers to meet with local community groups, who are often small and vocal opponents of development projects.
are perhaps the most important people as far as elected officials
are concerned because they help determine how money is spent in a jurisdiction," says Kirk "That's why African Americans should care about this.
A small business owner will probably have to be persistent, tactful and will need to make a clear request to get help from elected officials
and their staff members.