Activist Sites

Contacts

  • POPVOX - tell your US representatives what you think, then share it (US)
  • Taproots - social enterprise pro bono work
  • Bribespot - report bribes anonymously with a cell phone app (World)

Tools

  • Public Agenda - helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate complex, divisive issues and work together to find sustainable solutions
  • govtrack.us - helps ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record
  • United We Serve (Serve.gov) - aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects

Voting

  • US Vote - complete voter service
  • Election Protection - get help for your voter registration, voting questions and problems (US)
  • Democracy.com - Democracy.com is the first platform connecting voters and candidates at every level
  • Democracy Awakening - Our reform agenda is aimed at creating a democracy where every voice is heard and every vote counts equally — in other words, a democracy that works for all of us

Stories

  • Congress.org - daily political happenings in Washington, DC
  • Occupy - Occupy movement news

Ethics

  • CommonBlog - Common Cause - government and political reform
  • CitizenVox - Public Citizen - consumer news and corporate reform
  • PolicyShop - Demos - a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy
  • U.S. PIRG - a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society
  • CREW - ensure government officials -regardless of party affiliation- act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust
  • 350.org -  environmental / climate movement
  • EDF Voices - Environmental Defense Fund - preserving the natural systems on which all life depends
  • EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center)-- Focusing public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues
  • Arguments - Democracy: A Journal of Ideas - articles by politicians and news journalists
  • No Labels - Sees the presidential administration and both houses of Congress working together to achieve mutually agreed-upon goals that will solve the nation’s problems.

Finance
  • The Tabulation - The Concord Coalition - advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy
  • POGO Blog - Project on Government Oversight - champions good government reforms
  • Taxpayers for Common Sense - ensures that the federal government spends taxpayer dollars responsibly and operates within its means

Campaign Finance

  • Public Campaign - dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics
  • MapLight - revealing money's influence on politics
  • Democracy21 - dedicated to making democracy work for all Americans
  • Campaign Legal Center - The Campaign Legal Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics. The Campaign Legal Center offers nonpartisan analyses of issues and represents the public interest
  • Every Voice - To create a government that is truly of, by the people, we have to change who funds our campaigns
  • Rootstrikers - Only the People can force lasting change on this broken system
  • Issue One - Issue One is connecting the dots between money in politics and a lack of progress on the issues Americans care about most


Elections
  • fairvote - electoral reforms advocacy

Openness

  • The FAS Blog - Federation of American Scientists (Secrecy News) - a think tank for the responsible use of technology and secrecy
  • Deeplinks - Electronic Frontier Foundation - defending your rights in a digital world