Thursday, February 13, 2014

Government works for YOU

Communication from your State Senate
By Senator Jennifer Fielder, R - Montana State Senate District 7
Feb 13, 2014

Government works for YOU

American government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. At least it is supposed to.

I believe one of the most important aspects of public service is listening to the people I serve and understanding what is important to you.

It would be awesome if I could meet everyone in my Senate District, learn each and every name, and hear your own unique story, ideas, and insights. I would like to be able to tell you what I am working on each day and invite you to weigh in. After all, it’s YOUR government, right?

Do you want to know what your public servants are doing beforehand, or find out after the fact? Is there a certain law you want me to vote for or against? Do you have information that would help me understand why I should vote a certain way? If so, how and when do you best communicate it to me? How do I tell you what I am doing?

This past week has been loaded with activity at home and as I traveled the state to discuss Walleye, Federal Lands, and the Water Compact.

I can only do so much through the traditional newspaper column every two weeks. The in-person conversations are, by far, the best. But due to a variety of circumstances, these methods have their limits and aren't nearly as effective as today’s technology allows. Whether it be meetings, phone calls, or correspondences, it is really tough to keep up with exchanging all the information we could be sharing with each other.

So for those who use the internet, I have been working on a special project to streamline communications and give you a unique inside look at what I do, tips on how the legislature works, and numerous opportunities for you to participate as much or as little as you like.

At www.jenniferfielder.us you’ll find daily updates and photos, election information, voter registration materials, the U.S. & Montana Constitutions, a searchable data base of all Montana State laws, links to the audio and video of legislative proceedings, my background info, extensive information about key issues, plus a variety of ways to connect with me and tell me what’s on your mind.

You’ll also get a glimpse into both my public and my home life, so you can get to know me more personally. The better we know each other, the better we can understand and, hopefully, help each other.

Not everyone is comfortable with the internet or social media yet, but this really can be an instant and effective communication tool if we use it in that way.

Please look me up at www.jenniferfielder.us, take a tour, connect with me via your favorite social media, sign in on the engage form to tell me what's important to you, and check in often to share ideas, events, and info. Please encourage your friends to do the same!

I look forward to seeing you and all our friends there!

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