Participate !!!

The U. S. Presidential Election is November 4, 2008

Get Ready!

There are a thousand ways you can get smart about the candidates, the issues and the process. There are an equal number of ways you can get involved with voting in your community. And you can always get help We-Vote by donating, coming up with ideas, and getting as many people registered to vote as you have time and energy for.

Here are a few Web sites to get you started. You can also look for sites affiliated with your particular view point and/or political party. And above all, VOTE! Go here for places to register.

Get Smart! Knowledge is Power. . .

  • Project Vote Smart Thousands of candidates and elected officials. Who works for you? Who is seeking your vote? Project Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense system to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information.

  • Fact Check.org The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is holding politicians accountable by investigating political statements and stories. Their site leads with: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
  • NPR's 2008 Elections pageNPR provideds stories and sound clips about the 2008 election

  • Beta Vote A vote for US President open to the world. Practice voting along with people from Andorra to Zimbabwe. Curious? Take a look.
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program "I Want To Vote!" This web site provides information to US citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).

  • Federal Election Commission Everything you've ever wanted to know about voting in America.

  • League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The site includes guides for how to rate and pick a candidate, and how to watch a debate.

  • National Voice National Voice is a coalition of non-profit and community groups trying to get you to participate! Voter education, organizing tools, meet ups and support.

  • The Center for Voting and Democracy (CVD) Dedicated to fair elections. The Center for Voting and Democracy (CVD) is dedicated to fair elections where every vote counts and all voters have an opportunity to be represented.

  • The 30-Second Candidate Part of the Democracy Project, this site looks inside the world of political advertising.

  • History and Politics Out Loud, an archive of politically significant audio materials; includes more than 100 recordings and transcripts of Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others.

  • National Election Studies Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior Take a look at how voters think and act.

  • Look Who's Footing the Bill An Introductory WebQuest on Democracy and the National Debt.
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