Student Information

Student Name

Tashika Bills

Email

tashikabills@yahoo.c

Academy

Law

Internship Information

Company/Organization: District 37 Legislative Office

Mentor(s):Talia Young

Topic of Internship

Legislative Law

Background Information

The District 37 Legislative Offices arelocated in Teaneck and Englewood, New Jersey. It is comprised of Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle, and Senator Loretta Weinberg. District 37 is made up of Bergenfield Borough, Bogota Borough, Englewood City, Englewood Cliffs Borough, Hackensack City, Leonia Borough, Maywood Borough, Palisades Park Borough, Ridgefield Park, Rochelle Park Township, Teaneck Township, and Tenafly Borough. The mission of the three representatives is to be a voice for the people. They represent the views and concerns of the people in District 37. The Senator and Assemblymembers have devoted many hours to their neighborhoods and to local, statewide, and national organizations. Their responsibilities include being dedicated to the citizens of New Jersey and bettering the communities.

Summary of Internship

At the Distict 37 Legislative Office, I had many responsibilities that expanded my knowledge of the political process. My basic taks included answering phones, filing, making copies, and other office management duties. However, the tasks did not end there. Reading and responding to constituent emails and letters, researching legislation, and updating the Assembly Members'legislation charts were among the more essential taks that I was assigned to. Every assignment I was given and completed directly affected the efficiency of the assembly members' staffs whic include their schedulers, legislative aids, and chiefs of staffs. I also had a special research project. I created a gang awareness and prevention packet to be distributed within district and state. Being an intern at the office was an enriching experience. I had the privilege of working with Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

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