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Politics For Dummies

Author:
Ann M. DeLaney
Published: January 2, 2020

Overview

Get up to speed on the U.S. political system

Confused by caucuses, primaries, and pollsters? Puzzled by the various parties and special interest groups? Politics For Dummies has everything you need to understand local, state, and national politics; how to communicate with your elected officials; and what your representatives can do for you. 

You’ll find out all about lobbying groups, sub-committees, the government branches, and how elections work. Also included is new information on how to use online tools and social media to find out what legislation is on the floor, what issues are before the Supreme Court, and when congress and the Supreme Court are in session.  

  • Understand the United States political system 
  • Learn more about the three branches of U.S. government  
  • Discover the differences in federal, state, and local operations 
  • Get need-to-know information for involvement 

This book cuts through the political jargon and provides clear, up-to-date details about everything from legislation to polls to presidential elections in the United States—and explains how you can become a political player yourself. 

Get up to speed on the U.S. political system

Confused by caucuses, primaries, and pollsters? Puzzled by the various parties and special interest groups? Politics For Dummies has everything you need to understand local, state, and national politics; how to communicate with your elected officials; and what your representatives can do for you. 

You’ll find out all about lobbying groups, sub-committees, the government branches, and how elections work. Also included is new information on how to use online tools and social media to find out what legislation is on the floor, what issues are before

the Supreme Court, and when congress and the Supreme Court are in session.  

  • Understand the United States political system 
  • Learn more about the three branches of U.S. government  
  • Discover the differences in federal, state, and local operations 
  • Get need-to-know information for involvement 

This book cuts through the political jargon and provides clear, up-to-date details about everything from legislation to polls to presidential elections in the United States—and explains how you can become a political player yourself. 

Politics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If the thought of politics makes you cringe, don’t worry, you can get involved as little or as much as you like in politics. If you want to voice your concerns, use these handy resources to contact your representative, and when you do call, be prepared to offer some information to them. Use a checklist of things to look for (and not look for) when searching for a candidate worthy of your vote. [caption id="attachment_266862" align="alignnone" width="556"] ©Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com[/caption]

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