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.
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.
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
Washington, DC 20515
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
The Pew Research Center for the People
and the Press
1150 18th Street, NW
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.
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
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.
Washington, DC 20510
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
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.
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.