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Quarter 1 Benchmark: Interview of The Bill

Name of Bill: Respect of Marriage Act

This is an interview between a man named Tom and a Bill. (:

The bill was introduced on September 15, 2009.

The process was stopped on October 19, 2009.

Less Talk, More Law

Bibliography

http://www.hrc.org/issues/13530.htm

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.03567:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3567

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3567/text

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Interview with a Voter

​Why did you come to the polls today?
Republican misinformation made me angry.

Did any political ads stand out to you?

I tried to blot them all out.

Were you certain of who you wanted to vote for when you entered the voting booth?

Very sure.

What would you like to see change in Philadelphia?

I'd like to see less corruption, and more transparency. I'd also like to see the Mayor pick bettor advisors.

Do you think your vote will count?

I hope so.
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Election Day Interview.

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1.     What motivated you to come out and vote?
He voted because he is a committee-person.

2.      What would you like to see changed in our political system?.

He really didn’t want to change anything, just to keep the democrats vote up.

3.     Do you vote in every election (How regularly do you vote?)
Votes every election.

4.     Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
No

5.      Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, Print, Internet, other.

Television

6.     What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?
The Obama campaign.

7.     Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
Yes.

8.     What changed do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

He wants to help the Democratic Party to get back in.

9.     What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?.

Helps to keep the Democratic party in.

10.  Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?
Yes.

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Election Day Questions

1.   What motivated you to come out and vote?


She found her parent’s voter registration card and it made her realize that not everyone was born with the right to vote and she wanted to take advantage of it.

3. Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)


All the major elections.


4. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?


No


5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, print, internet, other.


TV


6. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?


“I am not a witch”  -Christine Odonnell.


7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?


She just votes democrat.


8. What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?  


More Jobs

 
9. What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

 

She feels like the voter turnout for today was particularly low in this district, so hopefully her vote will make an impact.


10. Did you learn about voting in school?  If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?  


Yes and yes

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Election Day

1.What motivated you to come out and vote?

"[I] Didn’t want things to bogged up by the republicans."

2. Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)

"Yes."

3. What would you like to see changed in our political system?

"Republicans come up with a platform that works for everybody."

4. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?

"Not really. "

5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning?

"Television."

6. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

"The one that says that 'Tooney gets jobs for china.'"

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating? 

"I'm sure. "

8. What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election? 

"More jobs."

9. What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

"Less republicans in office. "

10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote?

"Yes, and yes. "

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