News: Students Exploring the Branches of Government

Students Exploring the Branches of Government

Our class had been assigned interviews with political representatives from different branches. In these interviews we asked questions that we had generated about their career position, advice to young activists, our government system, getting involved, and their opinion on certain laws. Here are the results from the two interviews that were done.

Interviews: 
Eva Kandarpa, Jan Perry Offices. 
William Stelly and Deianna Neal , Bernard Parks Office.

1. The government or politicians do an adequate job informing teenagers.
Agree (Eva)
Strongly Disagree (William/ Deianna)
2. It is important for Americans to advocate their ideas to the government.
Strongly Agree (Eva)
Agree (William/ Deianna)
3. It is important for all people to be aware of our government's decisions.
Strongly Agree (Eva)
Strongly Agree (William/ Deianaa)
4. When there is a problem that cannot be solved your organization informs the population no matter what.
Strongly Agree (Eva)
Disagree (William/ Deianna)
5. I feel that political parties can work together despite their differences.
Agree (Eva)
Agree (William/ Deianna)
6. Those who are educated in society make more decisionsthan those who are less educated.
Agree (Eva)
Agree (William/ Deianna)
7. Everyone should participate actively in government.
Strongly Agree (Eva)
Disagree (William/ Deianna)
8. I would support a law that makes bullying illegal.
Agree (Eva)
Disagree (William/ Deianna)

Can you please tell me whether you support or are against the following:

Legalization of Marijuana: Support (Eva). Support (William/ Deianna)
Dream Act: Support (Eva). Support (William/ Deianna).
Jobs Bill: Support (Eva). Support (William/ Deianna).
No Child Left Behind: Support (Eva). Against (William/ Deianna).
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Against (Eva). Support (William/ Deianna).

It was interesting to see the responses to some of the questions asked. There were some different results between both interviews, one of the interviewees was against the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law while the other interviewee supported it. I found it amazing to experience and learn the opinions of local office representatives. I understand that these representatives are the same as anybody in the world, they are regular people that have their own opinions but this was interesting to learn the opinions of others. The interviewees did not give their insight on all of the questions. Eva, from Jan Perry's office had told us that it is important that if an organization cannot solve a problem, it is their responsibility to do so,  while William and Deianna did not agree with this. Each one had a different view on whether to inform the community about the situation or not. Eva thought that it is important to inform the community because it is her responsibility as a City Communications Manager to inform the community. While William and Deianna may have disagreed with this because they are not communication managers. 

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