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Demystifying How a Bill Becomes a Law
December 6, 2023 by AKC Government Relations

Every law begins as an idea. It could originate from citizens, advocacy groups, government agencies, or elected officials. Understanding how laws are made empowers individuals and groups to advocate for changes or improvements. To help make the process easier to understand, American Kennel Club’s government relations department (AKC GR) has created a one pager that explains and demystifies the multiple steps in the legislative process. 

From how a bill is introduced to the Executive branch signing off on it, this one pager walks you through the entire process and helps you decipher what some of the language in AKC GR alerts mean. By grasping these fundamental steps, citizens can better understand  and confidently participate in the democratic process, holding their elected representatives accountable, and contributing to the creation of effective and just laws. 

You can find this one pager, along with many others in the AKC GR Legislative Action Center.

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