Hi my name is Ally Burns, and my state is Wyoming. My political ideology is moderate, and i am a senator.

The senator that is the most like me is John Barrasso because he works on many commitees that deal with issues that I agree with. The Energy and National Resourse Committee, I think, is really important because Wyoming has a lot of national resourses, and they need to be protected. John Barrasso is doing a lot to help this cause, like declaring he wants to conserve all water.He's also on the Environment and Public Works Committee, meaning he tries to do whats right for the environment and the public. I definitely agree with this because i thinks it's in our best interest to help these. He's trying to save jobs and help the environment, which i think is really important. http://barrasso.senate.gov/public/

Facts Related to Issues:
1. There are multiple coal-firing plants (type of factory that burns coal and emmits a lot of pollution) in Wyoming
2. Senators are fighting any proposals for coal-firing plants in state.
3. National forests are facing threat from industry wanting to open there; not enough space elsewhere
4. Wolves are becoming endangered and are especially dying out in Wyoming because of lack of room and resources.
5. Wyoming needs water, so they want to pump it out of the Green River, which will dramatically effect the ecosystem.

My Position On Obesity:
I believe that people should not be discriminated against because of their weight. We live in an unforgiving society that doesn't accept most body shapes. I think that this is very wrong; the way that other people look has no effect on the people discriminating against them. I think that we should start to change our outlook on the weight of other people.

My Position on Conflicts Over Natural Resources:
I think that we need to find an alternative resource...and fast. The fighting over resources has to stop. It is just going to escalate until we run out of resources. Also, until someone does find an alternative, we need to be conserving everything that we have. We need to not use as much water, carpool and walk to places that are within the distance, turn off lights when you leave a room, etc. These resources aren't going to be here forever, so we need to conserve what we have. Also, we should be using energy sources that don't pollute as much whenever we can. Solar and wind energy are great because they don't emmit pollution. I think that we should start to use those more instead of burning nonrenweable resources that give off tons of pollution.

My Position on Clinical Depression:
This is a major issue in our country. Clinical depression is when you feel sad, uninterested, tired, and hopeless for extended periods of time. It can affect how you feel and how you act, and it's been proven that a lot of it is due to drugs, alchohol, diet, etc. These are things that we can change. There are ways that we can prevent it, and i think that everyone should take those precautions. Don't drink a lot, or use drugs. Exercise and eat right, because those two things, especially combined, make you feel really good about yourself. This is a terrible disease to have, and my hope is to prevent it as much as we can. If your physical appearance has been damaged by an accident and that is the reason you are depressed, you can seek help from a therapist to deal with what happened in the accident and learn to accept the way you are now. The cause of depression isn't always clear, but you do not need to determine the source of your depression to get help.

My Position on Cosmetic Surgery:
I believe that the use of cosmetic surgery is highly unneccessary.The use of a surgery soley to improve your physical appearence shouldn't be allowed. This is because i think that women should embrace who they are instead of conforming to what they think society wants them to be. Of course, it is also performed on men, but much more commonly on women (90%).

Interesting Facts:
1. Wyoming has five national forests, two national parks, and sixteen state parks.
2. The Oregon Trail cut across Wyoming.
3. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
4. Wyoming is the ninth largest state, but it has the fewest people in it than any other state.
5. It had the first national monument in the U.S., and it was Devil’s Tower, named in 1906

Basic Facts:
1. Wyoming was admitted to the Union July 10, 1890 and was the 44th state admitted
2. They have a population of 493,782
3. The state capital is Cheyenne
4. Economy: agriculture (cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat) and industry is mining, chemical products, lumber and wood products, printing and publishing machinery, and tourism
5. Nicknamed the Equality state
Issues that are the most important to me:

Link to my bill:
http://mockcongress2011.wikispaces.com/SB49
The purpose of my bill is to reduce the percentage of obese children in the United States. A person is considered obese if their BMI (Body Mass Index) places into the 95th percentile for children of the same age and gender as them. Citizens should support this bill because obesity causes many health risks, like musculoskeletal discomfort, type 2 diabetes, and many more. The risks and amount of diseases you can get as you suffer from obesity for a longer amount of time only increases. These new risks include multiple types of cancer, fatty liver disease, and heart burn. Obesity is an awful disease to have, and i hope people support my position to decrease the amount of obese people in the U.S. because of how beneficial it would be to our country's youth.

My Resources:
John Barrasso Office. ".: US Senator John Barrasso [R-WY] :: Welcome :." Senator Barrasso - Under Construction. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. http://barrasso.senate.gov/public/.
Wyoming Travel and Tourism. "Wyoming Official State Travel Website." Wyoming's Official State Travel Website - Wyoming Travel and Tourism. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. http://www.wyomingtourism.org/.

Bill Resources:

—Uknown. "Obesity and Overweight for Professionals: Childhood: Basics | DNPAO | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 Apr. 2011. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/basics.html

—Unknown. "CDC Features - Key Strategies for Schools to Prevent Obesity." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 Jan. 2009. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/Features/ChildhoodObesity/
—Unknown. "Obesity and Overweight for Professionals: Childhood: Data | DNPAO | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 Apr. 2011. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/data.html
—Unknown. "Strategies and Solutions." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 Apr. 2011. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/solutions.html.


Nazario, Brunilda. "Obesity Facts, Causes, Emotional Aspects and When to Seek Help." WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. 9 Feb. 2011. Web. 06 June 2011. http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/what-is-obesity

Gallata, Gale M. "Obesity." Emedicnehealth.com. 2011. Web. 06 June 2011. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/obesity/article_em.htm

Unknown. "Obesity: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 13 Apr. 2011. Web. 06 June 2011. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesity.html

Gavin, Mary L. "When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. The Nemours Foundation, Oct. 2010. Web. 06 June 2011. http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/dieting/obesity.html