Understand the Legislative Process.

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Congressional Bill Before you jump right into advocacy, it can be helpful to understand how legislation is made. The American legislative process is a complex system; these links can help you better understand how the government works.


How a bill becomes law (national): http://www.votesmart.org/resource_govt101_02.php

How a bill becomes law (Illinois): http://www.housedem.state.il.us/billlaw.htm

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