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INTRODUCTION TO GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY AND THE GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUP The Good Government Group (GGG) is a non-partisan HCA Healthcare grassroots association made up of administrators, hospital employees, physicians, volunteers, H2U members and others. The goal of the GGG is to educate two different audiences. The first group consists of HCA employees. The GGG gives employees the access to become more informed and involved in federal, state and local political issues. This is done through hospital meetings with candidates and elected officials, both legislative and political updates, and call to action emails. While the focus is mostly on health care issues, it is not limited to only them. The GGG is also tasked with educating elected officials, candidates and leaders in the community. Through the GGG, we educate this audience on the facts regarding for-profit hospitals. This is done through legislator district office meetings, GGG events at the hospital, and outside community events. As Chairman of the GGG, you are the conduit between your hospital and the people of power in your community. It is your job to educate and maintain relationships with them throughout the year. You want to be their main contact regarding health care issues.

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Call to Actions (CTA)

Meeting with Your Lawmaker

Through the Grassroots Action Center, members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of email advocacy campaigns. These campaigns are user friendly and provide members with the necessary tools to contact their respective legislators.

Politicians need friends and advisors. They will listen to and consider the information they get from their friends even when they do not (or cannot) agree with them. Politics is the art of compromise. Your officials cannot always hold your position. If they cannot support you on one issue, they will want to support you even more strongly on others. Work with your key officials to be a credible and valuable advisor. Because if they know, like and respect you, they will take your call when you need to reach them.

Some advocacy campaigns remain active throughout a legislative session; others are more time sensitive and require immediate action. When a CTA is released, all GGG members receive an email from the Good Government Group with “Action Needed” in the subject line. The email includes a brief background on the issue or vote that the GGG is interested in. Once the recipient clicks on the link at the bottom of the email they are asked to login and are sent to a page with the pre-written email. By clicking on the “send message” button on the bottom of the page, the email is automatically sent to the correct elected official.



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Getting to Know Your Elected Officials

Hospital Tours

Getting to know the government officials who represent you at the federal, state, and local levels is an important first step. Face-to-face meetings are a very effective way to convey a message about a specific legislative issue.

A hospital tour can help you accomplish many things. We are a visual society. Having a lawmaker or candidate tour the hospital, and see what you and your co-workers do every day, is compelling and educational.

Make the request for the introductory meeting by letter or phone call. Explain where you work, what the GGG is and that you are the chairman. If the legislator is not available, then try to meet with his/her staff. Spend a couple minutes researching the elected official so you know what to expect. Keep in mind it will take time to arrange a meeting given a legislator’s busy schedule. Expect the meeting to be scheduled for 15 minutes. Always bring and leave your Hospital’s Community Benefit Report and a fact sheet about your hospital. The fact sheet should contain the following information:

Schedule the tour at a time and place where a multitude of employees will have the ability to meet him/her. Include senior staff at the hospital and the Director of Public Affairs on the planning. When setting up the tour make sure to leave yourself enough time to tour the hospital and enjoy informal discussion. You will want to map out the tour ahead of time. Choose areas that illustrate any points you want to make. Keep track of time, but do not rush it. Introduce the legislator or candidate to co-workers as you pass them. It is important to show the guest the GGG and hospital can help him/her meet voters and constituents.

»» Your name and title

Information to know and speak about during the tour includes:

»» The name of the hospital

»» The number of people employed at the hospital

»» The amount of indigent care your hospital does

»» The facility’s annual payroll

»» Describe Your Position at the Hospital

»» Dollars paid in property taxes for the facility

»» Total Number of Hospital Employees

»» The amount of indigent care the hospital does

»» Total Amount of Taxes Paid in the Current Year

»» D  ollars spent locally to purchase supplies, materials, and services

»» C  urrent and Future Construction Plans for the Hospital »» A  dditional Specific Details about Your Hospital Important to Share Do not be offended if a staff member substitutes for the elected official. Staff support of an issue can be the difference in whether or not the elected official supports the issue. Assume the legislator is familiar with only a few healthcare issues. You are the expert in the field. Be prepared to answer questions. If you do not know the answer, tell the elected official that you will get back to them with the answer. Always end the meeting with an invitation to come to the hospital and meet other GGG members. After the meeting follow up with the elected official promptly. Send a thank you letter reiterating the important points from the meeting and any information you promised. Put your business card in it.

»» Planned expansions or facility improvement »» Benefits provided to employees at the hospital »» A  nything that sets the hospital apart from other hospitals

Letters A letter from a constituent is an extremely powerful advocacy tool. In general, an effective letter is limited to one or two pages at the most. Start and end your letter by stating why you are writing and what it is you would like the elected official to do. The tone of your letter should be professional and courteous, even when you disagree with a position, or are expressing disappointment about an action taken. Letters do make a difference! Federal, state and local legislators read and respond to letters they receive. They gauge their responses to issues from the position of their constituents. The following points are important to keep in mind when writing:

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»» R  emember the basics. Personal, concise, and grammatically correct. »» W  rite simply and succinctly. Try to stick to one page, two pages at the very most. Identify the bill number and the name of the bill early in your letter. Avoid industry or political jargon. »» B  e informed, respectful, and pleasant. Don’t be confrontational or make demands. Offer solutions, if possible, and do not assume that the legislator understands the subject matter. Use the information provided to you to support your position on a particular issue. »» R  equest a response and make your request specific. Ask the lawmakers to state their position and don’t be surprised if they give you the run around. If they do, write again or telephone and ask for an appointment. Ask to be kept informed about where the elected official stands on the issue and make sure you provide them with your full contact information. »» R  emember that written communications to public officials become public record. Don’t say anything in a letter that you wouldn’t want reprinted in the newspaper. »» A  lways speak to the Director of Public Affairs before sending the letter.

Phone Calls Calling legislators is very effective, particularly in the days just before they are scheduled to take action or vote on the issue. To prepare for the conversation, jot down a few notes containing the key points you want to make, and refer to the notes during your call. Unless you know the elected official, you will almost always speak with a staff person. Phone calls can make a difference, especially when legislative activities are moving fast! Remember these important tips when making a call: »» C  all the correct office. When in session, call the member’s Capitol office. During recess periods, try the home district office.


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»» P  repare in advance and speak from notes. Jotting down your key points and questions beforehand will help make sure you get the information you need. Remember the appropriate bill number (when possible), its general purpose and rationale for your support or opposition. »» Avoid Arguments. Be friendly and respectful and you’ll get a lot more attention to your issue. »» F  ollow up with a letter. Send a letter to recap your conversation, views and say thanks. Mention the staff person’s name and thank the staffer for their help. »» P  rovide your full name and contact information. Staff members and office personnel will often check your contact information with their constituent database.

Town Hall Meetings One of the most effective ways to gain the attention of elected officials and their staff, outside of visiting their office, is to attend a town hall or community meeting. Legislators arrange these meetings to hear from their constituents. To accommodate travel schedules, they generally occur when they are not in session. Town hall meetings are a great introductory event for those new to grassroots activities. These meetings are usually advertised in the local paper or on a candidate’s website. Sometimes these meetings have a scheduled topic, but the meetings can also be open forums where voters have direct contact with their elected official. Before you attend a town hall meeting, it may be helpful to do some background research – find out which committees your legislator serves on and what bills he/she has introduced. Additionally, please use the Director of Public Affairs as a resource. Even if you do not have the opportunity to ask a question at the town hall, be sure to make your presence known to the legislator and his or her staff. Take the time to introduce yourself as a constituent and the GGG Chairman. It will pay off in future meetings as you can mention attending previous local events.

Federal Government Basics:

floor by their respective leadership.

Congressional Structure & Leadership Posts

Committees are comprised of members of both parties, but the chair is always a member of the majority party and the minority party has fewer members seated on the committee. As with the floor agenda, the decision to bring up legislation or hold a hearing is determined by the chair and the majority party members.

The United States House of Representative is comprised of 435 voting members who serve two-year terms and represent an average of 650,000 constituents. The number of seats per state and the lines of the congressional districts are determined by the results of the U.S. Census. The United States Senate has 100 members, two from each state, who serve six-year terms. Decisions on what legislation is brought up in committee or to the floor for a vote are made by the House and Senate’s majority party leadership. The structure of the House allows the majority party to set the agenda, and assuming all members of that party vote together, pass legislation, regardless of the minority party’s view. The Senate structure is less rigid and provides more power for individual legislators, even those in the minority party. This holds true unless the majority party holds 60 or more Senators, also known as a filibuster majority, that vote together. Top leadership posts in the U.S. House of Representatives include: »» S  peaker of the House: Chosen by members of the majority party »» Majority Leader: Dictates the Floor schedule on behalf of the majority party »» Majority Whip: Manages the vote or “whip” count for the majority party

Each committee oversees different jurisdictions and legislative issues. It is not uncommon for bills, especially larger and more complex packages, to have issues of overlapping jurisdiction and require input from multiple committees. Grassroots advocacy efforts can impact the outcome of a bill at several phases in the legislative process. Bill Introduction/Sponsorship Legislators can be encouraged to introduce a bill to address a specific issue, or to co-sponsor a bill introduced by another senator or representative. Obtaining a large number of co-sponsors on a bill is one strategy for gaining attention and credibility on an issue. Committee/Subcommittee An important time for constituent involvement is the committee and subcommittee stage. Legislators are not yet committed to specific bills or legislative language, and grassroots advocates can communicate their positions on the issue and suggest specific provisions or language. Action by constituents of subcommittee members can be very effective at this point.

»» Minority Whip: Manages the vote or “whip” count for the minority party

Communications may focus on supporting or opposing specific language developed by the subcommittee; providing testimony on an issue, encouraging legislators to sponsor amendments; and asking the committee member to vote for or against the bill. Again, action by constituents of committee members can be most effective.

Top leadership posts in the U.S. Senate include:


»» P  resident Pro Tempore: Largely a symbolic role held by the most senior member of the majority party

Opportunities for grassroots impact are more limited at the conference stage, when appointed members of the House and Senate work out the differences between similar bills passed by their respective chambers.

»» Minority Leader: Chosen by the members of the minority party

»» Majority Leader: Dictates the Floor schedule on behalf of the majority party »» Majority Whip: Manages the vote or “whip” count for the majority party »» Minority Leader: Chosen by members of the minority party »» Minority Whip: Manages the vote or ‘whip” count for the minority party Committee Assignments & Issue Jurisdiction Members of the House and Senate are assigned to serve on congressional committees. Committees hold hearings and consider legislation before it is brought to the

However, grassroots communications—particularly from constituents of conferees—may influence whether the House or Senate provision is accepted in the final compromise bill. Floor Constituent communication with all senators and representatives is important when legislation comes to the Senate or House floor for a vote. Grassroots efforts at this stage focus on encouraging a legislator to either vote for or against the bill; to sponsor a floor amendment; or to vote for or against a floor amendment offered by another legislator.

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GRASSROOTS GLOSSARY Abbreviations: The following abbreviations are commonly used:

Act: A bill passed by a legislative body and signed by the Executive.


Assembly Bill


Assembly Concurrent Resolution

Adjournment: To terminate a session of a legislative body.


House Bill


Senate Bill


Senate Concurrent Resolution


Senate Resolution


Assembly Constitutional Amendment


Assembly Joint Resolution


House Resolution


Senate Constitutional Amendment


Senate Joint Resolution

Amendment: An action of a legislative body to delete, alter, or revise the language of a bill or an act. Bills in Congress may be amended by either House at any one of a number of stages in the legislative process. Appropriation: A legislative grant of money for a specific purpose. Assembly: The lower House of some legislatures. Authorization: A legislative action that establishes a substantive program, specifies its general purpose and the means for achieving it, and indicates the approximate amount of money needed to implement the program. In Congress, an authorization bill is usually enacted before the appropriate bill providing financing for the program is considered. Bill: A proposed law. Most legislative proposals before a legislative body are in the form of bills. Bill drafting is the process of formulating legislative proposals. Calendar: An agenda or list that contains the names of bills or resolutions to be considered before committees or in either chamber of a legislature. The placement of a bill on a calendar is no guarantee that the bill will be considered by that chamber or that it will be taken up in the listed order. Caucus: An informal meeting of a group of the members sometimes called on the basis of party affiliation. Committee Chairperson: The member of the majority party who heads a standing or select legislative committee. Committee of the Whole: An informal procedure used by a legislative body to expedite business by resolving itself into a committee for the consideration of bills and other matters. Concurrent Resolution: A special measure passed by one house with the other concurring, but not requiring the President/Governor’s signature. Conference Committee: A special joint committee appointed to reconcile difference when a bill passes the two Houses in different forms.


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Consent Calendar: File of noncontroversial bills which it is unanimously agreed should be passed. District: A political-geographical division of a state from which a legislator is elected. Engrossment: Comparison of the printed bill to assure its likeness to the original and that amendment are properly inserted. Enrollment: The filing of resolutions with the Secretary of State and of bills with the Governor, following the final proofreading by the House of origin. Floor: A colloquialism describing the interior of either House. Held in Committee: A bill that fails to get sufficient votes to pass out of committee. Hearing: A public session of a committee of a legislative body to obtain information on a proposed law or resolution. Interim: The interval between regular sessions, or a long recess within a session. Interim Study: A bill referred for interim study is dead for the session. The subject matter of the bill is assigned by the Rules Committee to an appropriate committee for study during the period the Legislature is not in session (the interim). Joint Committee: A legislative committee composed of members of both Houses. Joint Resolution: A measure, similar to a bill, which must be approved in both Houses and by the President or Governor. Majority Floor Leader: The chief spokesperson and strategist of the majority party, who directs the party’s forces in legislative battles. Motion: A formal proposal offered by a member while the House is in session. Position Papers: The written position of an organization or a person a particular issue. Usually brief. Ranking Member: That member of the majority party on a legislative committee who ranks first after the chairperson. Readings: The three reading of a bill required at different stages of the legislative process. In Congress, the first reading occurs when the bill is introduced and printed by title in the Congressional record. The second, often a reading in full, takes place when the bill is brought out of committee for consideration before the

chamber. The third reading, usually by title only, comes after amendments have been voted on and the bill comes up for a final vote. State legislature is similar. Representative: a member of the House of Representatives in Congress or of the lower House of state legislature. Senate: The upper house of the United States Congress and of forty-nine state legislatures. Senator: A member of the United States Senate or of the upper house in state legislatures. Session: The period during which a legislative body assembles and carries on its regular business. Speaker of the House: The presiding officer in the House of Representatives and in the lower chamber of state legislatures. Veto: Vote of an Executive is disapproval of a measure. May be overridden. A “pocket veto� occurs when a Governor fails to sign a bill after final adjournment and cannot be overridden. Whip: An assistant floor leader who aids the majority or minority floor leader of each party in each House of Congress and state legislatures.

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HOW TO CONDUCT A MEETING AT YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATOR’S OFFICE TELL THE LEGISLATOR ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE HOSPITAL »» Describe your position at the hospital »» Total number of hospital employees »» Total amount of taxes paid in the current year »» Current and future construction plans for the hospital »» Additional specific details about your hospital important to share »» The total amount of indigent care your hospital does in a year.

EXPLAIN WHAT THE GGG IS »» An HCA non partisan employee organization with the intent of getting employees informed and involved with state and local political issues. It is a way for HCA to give its employees a voice in government policymaking and decisions they would not otherwise have. »» While healthcare issues are our main focus, the GGG is interested in all political issues.

DESCRIBE WHAT THE GGG AND GGG CHAIRMEN DO. »» Legislator Meet & Greets »» Hospital tours »» Inform other employees about elections and political issues

EXPRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT »» Your legislator can use you as a resource on health care issues in your area »» Participate on a tour of the hospital and meet the GGG members

HELPFUL HINTS »» Do not feel that you need to meet with your legislator alone if you do not feel comfortable doing so. If you do not have anyone to go with you and you want someone for support, let the Director of Public Affairs know. »» Your CEO is welcome to go with you if he/she wants. »» Do not be nervous. They are excited to meet you and to have the ability to access your members. »» Leave a business card with your cell number on it. »» Bring and leave your Hospital’s community benefit report and a hospital fact sheet


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ABOUT GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS WHAT ARE GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS? The GGGs are nonpartisan and independent groups that operate in accordance with all relevant state and federal elections laws. Members include administrators, hospital employees, physicians, volunteers, H2U members and others. The GGGs provide a unique opportunity for all HCA Healthcare staff to become more informed about and involved in local, state and national political issues affecting our profession and our lives. It is a way to have a voice regarding government policy and decisions.

WHAT DO WE DO? The GGGs facilitate meetings to discuss current local, state and national political issues, as well as host facility tours for candidates and elected officials. The GGGs get involved in legislative “calls-to-action” through emailing, calling or writing elected officials about the issues that are important to members and their facility. GGG members also participate in community and state-level advocacy activities and volunteer in political campaigns.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN? Hospital and health plan industry issues have been, and will continue to be, the focus of intense public debate. Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, state funding reimbursements, hospital liability, and patients’ rights are just a few examples. The GGGs get its collective strength from HCA employees and it works with candidates who sup- port the best interests of healthcare, the hospital industry, and the patients we serve. The GGGs serve as the “face of HCA” for their respective communities. »» Be Informed – Members of GGGs have access to the latest information on policy issues of importance to our industry via forums and monthly alerts and news updates. »» Get Involved – Joining a GGG gives you an opportunity to become involved in the political process by accessing tools and resources that allow you to register to vote, contact and meet with elected officials, volunteer on a campaign and more. »» Have a Voice – Staying informed and getting involved are the best ways to increase your influence in the policy and decision-making process.

HOW DO I JOIN? Any staff member of an HCA facility can join regardless of party affiliation, including volunteers and H2U members. Membership is voluntary and FREE! Log-on to or contact your facility’s GGG Chair directly for more information. Once you sign up, you will begin receiving regular GGG updates and be contacted by your local GGG representa- tive with more information about meetings and events.

Be Informed. Get Involved. Have a Voice

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FLORIDA Employees by District June 2012

Congressional District District  Employees   FL CD1            2,694 FL CD 2             2,024 FL CD 3            3,813 FL CD 4            2,117 FL CD 5             1,354 FL CD 6                492 FL CD 7                 727 FL CD 8                 301 FL CD 9             1,463 FL CD 10                 273 FL CD 11             2,813 FL CD 12             2,753 FL CD 13             3,214 FL CD 14                 899 FL CD 15             1,561 FL CD 16             2,765 FL CD 17             1,856 FL CD 18             3,879 FL CD 19                 144 FL CD 20             1,906 FL CD 21             2,862 FL CD 22             1,982 FL CD 23             1,373 FL CD 24             2,045 FL CD 25                 718 FL CD 26             1,597 FL CD 27             1,056


Senate District District  Employees   FL SD 1 1869 FL SD 2 1695 FL SD 3 1181 FL SD 4 1294 FL SD 5 1438 FL SD 6 416 FL SD 7 3039 FL SD 8 1026 FL SD 9 1544 FL SD 10 579 FL SD 11 542 FL SD 12 181 FL SD 13 191 FL SD 14 1099 FL SD 15 225 FL SD 16 169 FL SD 17 528 FL SD 18 3250 FL SD 19 750 FL SD 20 1850 FL SD 21 1370 FL SD 22 1968 FL SD 23 43 FL SD 24 1865 1576 FL SD 25 FL SD 26 1901 FL SD 27 1957 FL SD 28 1633 FL SD 29 1795 FL SD 30 212 FL SD 31 1377 FL SD 32 2191 FL SD 33 1554 FL SD 34 1062 FL SD 35 787 FL SD 36 1395 FL SD 37 1445 FL SD 38 522 FL SD 39 341 FL SD 40 821

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Disctrict FL HD 1 FL HD 2 FL HD 3 FL HD 4 FL HD 5 FL HD 6 FL HD 7 FL HD 8 FL HD 9 FL HD 10 FL HD 11 FL HD 12 FL HD 13 FL HD 14 FL HD 15 FL HD 16 FL HD 17 FL HD 18 FL HD 19 FL HD 20 FL HD 21 FL HD 22 FL HD 23 FL HD 24 FL HD 25 FL HD 26 FL HD 27 FL HD 28 FL HD 29 FL HD 30 FL HD 31 FL HD 32 FL HD 33 FL HD 34 FL HD 35 FL HD 36 FL HD 37 FL HD 38 FL HD 39 FL HD 40

House District Employees   City Employees   District 643 FL HD 41 46 FL HD 81 376 FL HD 42 334 FL HD 82 675 FL HD 43 728 FL HD 83 927 FL HD 44 78 FL HD 84 209 FL HD 45 65 FL HD 85 734 FL HD 46 55 FL HD 86 197 FL HD 47 63 FL HD 87 442 FL HD 48 246 FL HD 88 526 FL HD 49 51 FL HD 89 614 FL HD 50 91 FL HD 90 271 FL HD 51 36 FL HD 91 703 FL HD 52 19 FL HD 92 397 FL HD 53 44 FL HD 93 476 FL HD 54 280 FL HD 94 483 FL HD 55 438 FL HD 95 508 FL HD 56 57 FL HD 96 306 FL HD 57 670 FL HD 97 1177 FL HD 58 322 FL HD 98 303 FL HD 59 879 FL HD 99 1004 FL HD 60 260 FL HD 100 823 FL HD 61 94 FL HD 101 614 FL HD 62 72 FL HD 102 859 FL HD 63 186 FL HD 103 41 FL HD 64 255 FL HD 104 39 FL HD 65 560 FL HD 105 107 FL HD 66 942 FL HD 106 305 FL HD 67 624 FL HD 107 185 FL HD 68 683 FL HD 108 268 FL HD 69 774 FL HD 109 92 FL HD 70 683 FL HD 110 56 FL HD 71 842 FL HD 111 38 FL HD 72 375 FL HD 112 85 FL HD 73 727 FL HD 113 247 FL HD 74 510 FL HD 114 1257 FL HD 75 840 FL HD 115 1213 FL HF 76 27 FL HD 116 836 FL HD 77 61 FL HD 117 123 FL HD 78 39 FL HD 118 94 FL HD 79 33 FL HD 119 56 FL HD 80 15 FL HD 120

Employees   190 345 932 1324 450 1242 594 385 134 988 321 189 279 370 599 671 665 865 442 428 392 436 281 384 235 7 507 410 222 201 192 233 176 200 392 391 108 592 289 207

SOUTH CAROLINA Employees by District June 2012 Congressional District District  Employees  SC CD 1 2054 SC CD 2 169 SC CD 3 77 SC CD 4 11 SC CD 5 6 SC CD 6 728 SC CD 7 1290

Senate District District  Employees  SC SD 1 1 SC SD 2 5 SC SD 3 1 SC SD 4 0 SC SD 5 1 SC SD 6 0 SC SD 7 3 SC SD 8 2 SC SD 9 3 SC SD 10 4 SC SD 11 4 SC SD 12 0 SC SD 13 1 SC SD 14 0 SC SD 15 0 SC SD 16 1 SC SD 17 0 SC SD 18 4 SC SD 19 1 SC SD 20 5 SC SD 21 3 SC SD 22 8 SC SD 23 0 SC SD 24 115 SC SD 25 84 SC SD 26 14 SC SD 27 0 SC SD 28 336 SC SD 29 1 SC SD 30 19 0 SC SD 31 SC SD 32 44 SC SD 33 543 SC SD 34 386 SC SD 35 1 SC SD 36 4 SC SD 37 276 SC SD 38 613 SC SD 39 186 SC SD 40 72 SC SD 41 133 SC SD 42 308 SC SD 43 69 SC SD 44 758 SC SD 45 316 SC SD 46 10

House District District Employees  District Employees  SC HD 1                   ‐    SC HD 47 0 SC HD 2 1 SC HD 48 0 SC HD 3 1 SC HD 49 0 SC HD 4 1 SC HD 50 0 SC HD 5 3 SC HD 51 1 SC HD 6 0 SC HD 52 1 SC HD 7 0 SC HD 53 0 SC HD 8 1 SC HD 54 0 SC HD 9 0 SC HD 55 5 SC HD 10 0 SC HD 56 331 SC HD 11 1 SC HD 57 8 SC HD 12 8 SC HD 58 58 SC HD 13 1 SC HD 59 2 1 SC HD 60 0 SC HD 14 SC HD 15 71 SC HD 61 3 SC HD 16 1 SC HD 62 0 SC HD 17 0 SC HD 63 0 SC HD 18 0 SC HD 64 3 SC HD 19 0 SC HD 65 1 SC HD 20 0 SC HD 66 31 SC HD 21 0 SC HD 67 0 SC HD 22 0 SC HD 68 212 SC HD 23 0 SC HD 69 0 SC HD 24 2 SC HD 70 1 SC HD 25 2 SC HD 71 2 SC HD 26 0 SC HD 72 1 SC HD 27 0 SC HD 73 0 SC HD 28 1 SC HD 74 1 SC HD 29 0 SC HD 75 0 SC HD 30 0 SC HD 76 1 SC HD 31 3 SC HD 77 1 SC HD 32 0 SC HD 78 1 SC HD 33 1 SC HD 79 5 SC HD 34 0 SC HD 80 2 SC HD 35 0 SC HD 81 23 SC HD 36 1 SC HD 82 26 SC HD 37 1 SC HD 83 111 SC HD 38 0 SC HD 84 39 SC HD 39 1 SC HD 85 2 SC HD 40 2 SC HD 86 5 SC HD 41 0 SC HD 87 2 SC HD 42 1 SC HD 88 0 SC HD 43 0 SC HD 89 0 SC HD 44 0 SC HD 90 87 SC HD 45 1 SC HD 91 4 SC HD 46 0 SC HD 92 0

District Employees  SC HD 93 4 SC HD 94 162 SC HD 95 8 SC HD 96 0 SC HD 97 146 SC HD 98 399 SC HD 99 92 SC HD 100 169 SC HD 101 5 SC HD 102 81 SC HD 103 11 SC HD 104 177 129 SC HD 105 SC HD 106 155 SC HD 107 188 SC HD 108 19 SC HD 109 89 SC HD 110 58 SC HD 111 65 SC HD 112 46 SC HD 113 515 SC HD 114 0 SC HD 115 60 SC HD 116 44 SC HD 117 282 SC HD 118 4 SC HD 119 80 SC HD 120 1 SC HD 121 245 SC HD 122 18 SC HD 123 1 SC HD 124 6

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GEORGIA Employees by District June 2012 Congressional District District  Employees  GA CD 1 29 GA CD 2 650 GA CD 3 79 GA CD 4 631 GA CD 5 100 GA CD 6 191 GA CD 7 840 GA CD 8 835 GA CD 9 64 GA CD 10 661 GA CD 11 829 GA CD 12 1712 GA CD 13 143 GA CD 14 1697


Senate District District  Employees  GA SD 1 3 GA SD 2 4 GA SD 3 16 GA SD 4 11 GA SD 5 161 GA SD 6 41 GA SD 7 6 GA SD 8 9 GA SD 9 560 GA SD 10 61 GA SD 11 64 GA SD 12 13 GA SD 13 45 GA SD 14 288 GA SD 15 10 GA SD 16 29 GA SD 17 44 GA SD 18 654 GA SD 19 60 GA SD 20 639 GA SD 21 77 GA SD 22 377 GA SD 23 526 GA SD 24 486 GA SD 25 166 GA SD 26 446 GA SD 27 23 GA SD 28 4 GA SD 29 11 GA SD 30 11 GA SD 31 260 GA SD 32 38 GA SD 33 32 GA SD 34 20 GA SD 35 32 GA SD 36 14 GA SD 37 135 GA SD 38 21 GA SD 39 30 GA SD 40 84 GA SD 41 115 GA SD 42 44 GA SD 43 118 GA SD 44 23 GA SD 45 156 GA SD 46 257 GA SD 47 62 GA SD 48 86 GA SD 49 21 GA SD 50 3 GA SD 51 16 GA SD 52 1216 GA SD 53 494 GA SD 54 51 GA SD 55 241 GA SD 56 47

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House District District Employees  District Employees  GA HD 1 160 GA HD 61 1 GA HD 2 66 GA HD 62 0 GA HD 3 161 GA HD 63 8 GA HD 4 10 GA HD 64 5 GA HD 5 87 GA HD 65 15 GA HD 6 10 GA HD 66 16 GA HD 7 3 GA HD 67 0 GA HD 8 0 GA HD 68 4 GA HD 9 7 GA HD 69 1 GA HD 10 1 GA HD 70 0 GA HD 11 22 GA HD 71 3 GA HD 12 578 GA HD 72 5 GA HD 13 256 GA HD 73 16 GA HD 14 259 GA HD 74 19 GA HD 15 362 GA HD 75 8 GA HD 16 200 GA HD 76 18 GA HD 17 27 GA HD 77 8 GA HD 18 25 GA HD 78 0 GA HD 19 33 GA HD 79 14 GA HD 20 17 GA HD 80 9 GA HD 21 17 GA HD 81 18 GA HD 22 13 GA HD 82 12 GA HD 23 65 GA HD 83 0 GA HD 24 11 GA HD 84 33 GA HD 25 10 GA HD 85 20 GA HD 26 2 GA HD 86 1 GA HD 27 5 GA HD 87 76 52 GA HD 28 2 GA HD 88 GA HD 29 2 GA HD 89 8 GA HD 30 14 GA HD 90 50 GA HD 31 19 GA HD 91 27 GA HD 32 0 GA HD 92 21 GA HD 33 19 GA HD 93 150 GA HD 34 52 GA HD 94 69 GA HD 35 65 GA HD 95 41 GA HD 36 0 GA HD 96 74 GA HD 37 18 GA HD 97 51 GA HD 38 26 GA HD 98 23 GA HD 39 4 GA HD 99 25 GA HD 40 21 GA HD 100 0 GA HD 41 6 GA HD 101 30 GA HD 42 8 GA HD 102 78 GA HD 43 14 GA HD 103 19 GA HD 44 16 GA HD 104 52 GA HD 45 8 GA HD 105 123 GA HD 46 0 GA HD 106 252 GA HD 47 16 GA HD 107 126 GA HD 48 25 GA HD 108 105 GA HD 49 16 GA HD 109 0 GA HD 50 20 GA HD 110 8 GA HD 51 9 GA HD 111 26 GA HD 52 12 GA HD 112 13 GA HD 53 8 GA HD 113 27 GA HD 54 10 GA HD 114 229 GA HD 55 9 GA HD 115 35 GA HD 56 8 GA HD 116 31 GA HD 57 6 GA HD 117 4 GA HD 58 4 GA HD 118 1 GA HD 59 5 GA HD 119 2 GA HD 60 3 GA HD 120 7

District Employees  GA HD 121 248 GA HD 122 255 GA HD 123 484 GA HD 124 13 GA HD 125 130 GA HD 126 119 GA HD 127 18 GA HD 128 101 GA HD 129 118 GA HD 130 15 GA HD 131 15 GA HD 132 1 GA HD 133 4 GA HD 134 3 GA HD 135 1 GA HD 136 1 GA HD 137 2 GA HD 138 2 GA HD 139 20 GA HD 140 213 GA HD 141 333 GA HD 142 257 GA HD 143 187 GA HD 144 88 GA HD 145 42 GA HD 146 51 GA HD 147 87 GA HD 148 15 GA HD 149 70 GA HD 150 496 GA HD 151 1 GA HD 152 3 GA HD 153 4 GA HD 154 6 GA HD 155 4 GA HD 156 12 GA HD 157 1 GA HD 158 10 GA HD 159 3 GA HD 160 1 GA HD 161 0 GA HD 162 2 GA HD 163 1 GA HD 164 3 GA HD 165 0 GA HD 166 0 GA HD 167 1 GA HD 168 0 GA HD 169 2 GA HD 170 4 GA HD 171 19 GA HD 172 5 GA HD 173 37 GA HD 174 12 GA HD 175 5 GA HD 176 5 GA HD 177 1 GA HD 178 1 GA HD 179 1 GA HD 180 7

THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS The chart below outlines the process of how a bill becomes a law. It is important to the president’s desk - in fact, that very rarely happens. Regardless, it is still important to understand the list of hurdles that a bill must overcome before becoming law.














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