Affiliates & Valuable Resources

There are many laudable organizations working toward profound changes in our electoral system, targeting both the 2018 and 2020 elections.  This is not an exhaustive list but all here represent groups both making credible contributions to the national conversation about the state of our democracy and offering powerful initiatives toward systemic reform.

We’re also offering links we especially find useful and inspiring in other critical areas of activism.  These include peace, social and economic justice, human rights, environment, sustainability, religious freedom, gender equality, and so on.

Candidates With A Contract

Peace Dividend Project

FREE US

Democracy At Work

Revolt Against Plutocracy

Move To Amend

Represent Us

Fair Vote

Left Elect

Popular Resistance

Alliance For Democracy

Black Agenda Report

Black Alliance For Peace

World Beyond War

End The Illusion

FAIR.org

The Greanville Post

Consortium News

Counterpunch

Truthdig

OpEdNews

Countable.com – Online activist resources, information on legislation, legislation discussions, two-click emails to congressmen and elected officials.  An interesting project that ties together the legislation databases, with contact info for the elected officials, with a social middle ground for users to post comments on bills.

Candidate and Political Research Websites: 

FEC.gov – Candidate funding and Committee funding

Opensecrets.com – Ultimately the same as the FEC data, more user friendly.

FollowTheMoney.org  – also the same FEC data with a more user friendly interface.

lobbyists.insidegov.com – Government Lobbyist Info

USAOpps.com – Government Contractor Lookup

FindTheData.org/category/Government 

OnTheIssues.org

VoteSmart.org/issues – Elected official voting records, speeches, general candidate info.

Guides.Library.UCLA.edu/databases-by-subject/soc#s-lg-box-4506945  – UCLA databases – all databases in the political science category.

Activism and Online Organizing Sites:

Collaction.org – Newer site working on the concept of gathering people together for collective actions; protests, boycotts, etc.

Related Data

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