National politics focus on major issues that affect our families in a multitude of ways. Yet, for many families, decisions made closer to home by state and local governments, have direct, and more often immediate, impacts on their day to day life.
While we can not take our eyes off the big picture – our government’s bedrock environmental laws: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), local regulations, including zoning and housing, along with education and transportation policies, have direct links to both economic growth and environmental protection in your state and local government.
Our friends over at Women’s Voices for the Earth created a simple infographic that explains how a bill becomes a law. The accompanying post includes information about the difference between federal, state, and local legislation, along with ways to engage in policy.
Help make the nation’s children safer from air pollution in your state by getting to know how bills become law.