Tools of Democracy
One of the most important tools of democracy is your vote! Another is your human voice!
To use either one effectively, you need to be registered to vote AND you need to know who your legislators are so that you can tell them what you think and what you want them to do for you!
REMEMBER - they work for you! You pay them with your tax dollars and you hire them with your votes! IF YOU DO NOT VOTE, YOU ARE LETTING SOMEONE ELSE HIRE THE LEGISLATURE!!!!
To find your legislators, FIRST locate your ZIP+4 code. You will need this to find your US Representative. Then click on the link below:
If you want to SEE where the Assembly District boundaries are (and how they got tangled up after the 2010 redistricting), click on THIS LINK. It will take you to the interactive map for the State Legislature Redistricting server, where you can zoom down to the street level to see just how complex the redistricting gerrymandering can get! WARNING - this will be SLOW!!!!
Click on GERRYMANDERING to get to the Wikipedia article on gerrymandering as a political process.