Begin this activity by accessing the web pages for the two major political parties in Texas (Democrat and Republican). Next, follow each party using one of the social networking tools they offer. Generally, they useFaceBook, MySpace, Okurt or Twitter.
After reading some of the postings by each party on their social media sites, identify a major political issue facing the state of Texas that is of personal interest to you.
- Discuss the position of both major political parties regarding the selected issue.
- What is the short history of the issue you identified?
- Why is it important to you?
- What impact do you see special interests having on the position of the major political parties regarding the selected issue?
- To what extent are you personally willing to take political actions on the selected issue after completing this activity, what would you?
- Explain why you arrived at each of your answers.