In a general meeting held by the Student Government Association last Tuesday, guest speaker and State Representative Paul Baumbach (D-Del.) advised students to utilize legis.delaware.gov, a website that enables anyone to see the progress of state-level bills.
The website features an online committee hearing in which locals can speak up about a bill, sharing their opinions and concerns. Anyone has the ability to decide the fate of a bill, Baumbach said.
“There is nothing special about an elected official—they’re just like you and me,” Baumbach said. “Both types of people have the power to make something happen.”
Baumbach started off the meeting with a welcome speech, during which he updated the group on the current issues plaguing Delaware, such as gun control, gay marriage and the repeal of the death penalty.