DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public
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A list of organizations and other online resources to help you further explore the issues discussed in DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public.

Related Organizations and Online Resources


Congress.Org is a joint venture of two Washington, D.C. area firms with expertise in communicating with Congress. Capitol Advantage and Issue Dynamics (IDI) teamed up to produce Congress.Org in 1996.

Democracy Network

A nonpartisan, nonprofit political website designed to improve the quality and quantity of voter information and create a more educated and involved electorate.

Federal Election Commission
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
Phone: 800-424-9530; in Washington 202-694-1100

Established in 1975, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency, that discloses campaign finance information, enforces the provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and oversees the public funding of Presidential elections.

The Freedom Forum

The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan, interna-tional foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The founda-tion pursues its priorities through conferences, educational activities, publishing, broadcasting, online services, fellowships, partnerships, train-ing, research and other programs.

GoVote.com, Inc.
1225 I Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.777.3100 Fax: 202.842.5822

GoVote.com, Inc. provides information and services to voters, candidates and organizations to promote the exchange of ideas and participation in the democratic process.

The House of Representatives
The Capital
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202.224.3121

For more information about The House of Representatives contact your local representative.

Kids Voting USA
398 South Mill Avenue, Suite 304
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480.921.3727 Fax: 480.921.4008

Kids Voting USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization founded to combat the crisis of low voter turnout in the United States by involving youth in the election process.

New York City Democracy Network
Phone: 212-688-2216 Fax: 212-758-0832

A non-partisan election forum that uses the power of the Web to foster dialog between political candidates and voters. NYC DNet is a partner with the national Democracy Network and Grassroots.com.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
1150 18th Street, NW
Suite 975
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.293.3126 Fax: 202.293.2569

The Pew Research Center is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. It serves as a forum on media and public policy through the conduct of public opinion research.


PoliticalWag.com is a state-of-the-art online town hall where ordinary citizens can discuss political issues from around the corner and around the world.

Politics.com, Inc.
632 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 646.602.6600 Fax: 646.602.0290

Politics.com, Inc. provides the public with information about candidates, elected officials and local issues. It also affords journalists and insiders the opportunity to post their news and opinions about what's going on in politics.

Project Vote Smart
One Common Ground
Philipsburg, MT 59858
Phone: 888.VOTE.SMART

Researches, tracks and provides to the public independent factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials. Voting records, campaign issue positions, performance evaluations by special interests, campaign contributions, backgrounds, previous experience, and contact information are available.

Rock the Vote
10635 Santa Monica Boulevard
PO Box 22
Los Angeles CA 90025
Phone: 310.234.0665 Fax: 310.234.0666

Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and helping young people realize and utilize their power to effect change in the civic and political lives of their communities.

The Senate
The Capital
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202.224.3121

For more information about The Senate contact your local Senator.


SpeakOut.com connects people who want to be heard with their political and business leaders, promotes important dialogue, and creates a more informed, better organized public.


Teenvoice.com's E-lections special is a Web site created by and for teens by the students at Bergen County Academies, a public magnet high school in Hackensack, N.J. The mission of this site is to provide the teen public with a comprehensive and interactive source for information about the 2000 Elections and the importance of youth involvement in civic action.

U.S. Conference of Mayors
1620 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202.293.7330

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a nonpartisan organization, links mayors of cities across the US and helps citizens find out what is going on in their community and across the country.

Netivation.com, Inc.
806 West Clearwater Loop, Suite N,
Post Falls, Idaho 83854
Phone: 888-580-1010 Fax: 208-777-7874

Provides a resource of political information for campaign managers, association directors, journalists, and/or political buffs.


Voter.com uses the Internet to provide compre-hensive information and personalized coverage of the electoral process.

Web White & Blue

Web White & Blue is an online public service campaign the provides fast, easy access to valuable information on the 2000 elections.

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