Project Vote Smart (get the facts!!!)
At Project Vote Smart, Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interest groups, and have committed themselves to an extraordinary effort to provide their fellow citizens with comprehensive and accurate information about candidates and politicians.
Every candidate and elected official from President to local government can be easily and instantly accessed through the:
• Vote Smart’s Website: www.vote-smart.org
Voter’s Research Hotline: 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762)
Voting Records — Compare what your representatives said during the campaign with how they actually voted on the record.
Biographical & Contact Information — From their previous professions, education, families, organizational membership to their latest e-mail address, we gather it all.
Issue Positions (Political Courage Test) — We test thousands of candidates for President, Congress, Governor and State Legislature with our Political Courage Test. The test accurately measures a candidate’s willingness to provide voters with their positions on the issues they will most likely face if elected to represent you.
Interest Group Ratings — Over 150 competing special interest groups, from conservative to liberal, evaluate your representatives. Look at what they say.
Public Statements — The Project constantly collects speeches and public comments of the president, governors, and congressional representatives. Just type in a word, say; ‘immigration’ and all public utterances containing the word ‘immigration’ will appear. Compare what they said while campaigning in California a few years ago to what they are saying now in New Hampshire.
Campaign Finances — How much money did your representatives raise and from whom? Just follow the money and then follow the votes.