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Political links that might be useful
This list is not intended to be comprehensive.
No endorsement of any of these organizations is implied by their inclusion here.
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Data published on these web pages
Legislative Branch Resources (official House and Senate sites)
Other U.S. Resources
- Google Map of new U.S. Congressional Districts (downloadable KML)
- Proximity Congressional District Analysis—Demographic and other data
- GovTrack.us tracks congressional members and legislation
- OpenCongress to understand, track, and engage with the U.S. Congress
Project of Participatory Politics Foundation
- TRAC Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse—Syracuse University. Comprehensive, non-partisan information about staffing, spending & enforcement activities of the federal government.
Independent & 3rd Party Links
This is far from a comprehensive list. The major criterion for listing is the amount of useful information on independent politics and political action. Other suggestions are invited.
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership
tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world
Ronald A Heifetz; Alexander Grashow; Martin Linsky, Boston, Harvard Business Press, 2009
The Gardens of Democracy
a new American story of citizenship, the economy, and the role of government
Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer, Seattle, Sasquatch Books, 2011
The Victory Lab:
the secret science of winning campaigns
Sasha Issenberg, New York, Crown, 2012
the battle for your mind
Al Ries; Jack Trout, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2009 (First published 1981)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:
Democracy, the Internet, and the overthrow of everything
Joe Trippi, New York, Regan Books, 2004
The Swing Vote:
The untapped power of independents
Linda Killian, New York, St. Martin's Press, 2012
The New England town meeting and how it works
Frank M Bryan, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2004
Bad for Democracy:
How the Presidency undermines the power of the people
Dana D Nelson, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2008
How a movement of outsiders, third parties and anti-parties
is changing American politics in the 21st century
Jacqueline Salit, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Citizen Involvement & Action
- The Politics of Trust Network
Applying the Visionary Principles of the Vasconcellos Project to California Politics
- Civic Source
Web portal for civic engagement, policy information, learning tools.
from University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement
Wiki-based collaborative site for participatory politics and governance
Engaging Citizens in Governance (website)
Best Practices in Citizen Engagement (series of articles)
Fighting the corrupting influence of money in politics
- Campaign for Stronger Democracy
a new coalition…working to create a strong, vibrant democracy, rooted in a belief that our democratic institutions can rise to the challenges…
- Everyday Democracy
"local democracies can form the cornerstone of a vibrant national democracy"
- Rock the Vote
to engage and build political power for young people in our country
Country's leading organization in registering and engaging young Latino voters
- Black Youth Vote!
Increasing political & civic engagement among black youth and young adults,
part of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Existing Political Parties
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