INTERNET RESOURCES

www.advancementproject.org -- ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

The Advancement Project is an innovative civil rights law, policy, and communications “action tank” that advances universal opportunity and a just democracy for those left behind in America. This website will provide you with strategies on how to _ coalitions, build new tools for social justice and effect reform of public institutions responsible for providing democratic participation, affordable housing, education, and public health and safety.

 

www.brennancenter.org -- BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. This site will provide you with more information on several key issues, including voting rights and campaign finance reform.

 

www.census.org -- CENSUS BUREAU

This site provides information and studies compiled by the United States Department of Census regarding election results, election projections, housing, income, poverty, education, race, voting statistics, and other numerous studies on African Americans.

 

www.communitychange.org -- CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE

The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power by uniting grassroots groups and leaders across race and ethnicity, issues and geography to solve some of the most pressing problems facing low-income people today.

 

www.congress.org -- CONGRESS.ORG

Congress.org is a nonpartisan news and information website devoted to encouraging civic participation. They provide information about public policy issues of the day and tips on effective advocacy so that citizens can make their voices heard.

 

www.thecongressionalblackcaucus.org -- CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

This site contains information about the African American elected officials in both the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives (including phone numbers & addresses), and information on important issues and other timely events.

 

www.cq.com -- THE CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY

Visitors to this website can search for information on Members of Congress, view Congressional updates, and weekly legislative updates.

 

www.fec.gov -- FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

This site provides financial information about candidates, Political Parties and PACs, as well as information on current campaign finance rules and regulations.

 

www.jointcenter.org -- JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES

This site provides excellent research on the Black Vote, past and present; an analysis of public policy issues; and reports on education, health care, social security, and other topics affecting African Americans.

 

www.lwv.org -- LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

This site provides nonpartisan educational information, an analysis on public policy issues, candidate positions on important issues, political forums, publications, and campaign finance reform.

 

www.naacpldf.org -- NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. This site provides information on the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s work fighting various issues including, criminal and economic justice, education, and political participation.

 

http://elections.neworganizing.com/guide/ -- New Organizing Institute

This site allows you to select your state from the map or the drop-down menu to learn everything you need to know about Voter Registration, Absentee/Early Voting, what to do with your voters at the polling place, including Voter ID and challenges, Election Officials, and more.

 

www.bigvote.org -- OPERATION BIG VOTE

This National Coalition On Black Voter Participation provides valuable information on important issues, statistics, efforts to increase Black turnout, commentary, a Black woman’s roundtable, the Black youth vote, and operation Big Vote.

 

www.pfaw.org -- PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY

This site includes content from PFAW affiliate People For the American Way Foundation and provides progressive, comprehensive information about the Religious Right, public education, vouchers, charter schools, religious liberties, and equal rights. The site also includes reports from PFAWF’s library on the Religious Right, legislative updates and an opportunity to join an online activist network.

 

www.vote-smart.org -- PROJECT VOTE-SMART

This site provides facts on political leaders, including their biographies, addresses and position on issues. This site tracks the voting record of some 13,000 political leaders, their financial contributions, and the status of legislation.

 

www.rightwingwatch.org -- RIGHT WING WATCH

People For the American Way's Right Wing Watch is dedicated to monitoring and reporting on the activities of right-wing political organizations, in order to expose the agenda of the extreme Right. Researchers monitor, analyze, and distill dozens of Right Wing broadcasts, emails and website  for the general public.

 

www.sentencingproject.org -- THE SENTENCING PROJECT

This site provides information about crime, courts, sentencing, and criminal justice; public policy analysis; alternatives to incarceration; statistics on Black men and prisons, and reports on the disenfranchisement of Black men.

 

www.vote411.org -- VOTE 411

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on various aspects of the election process, including registration deadlines, ID requirements, and voting machines.

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