Useful links

This site allows you to browse and read legislation currently on the floor of both the House of Representatives and the Senate:

http://thomas.gov/

These sites allow you to find the names and contact info of your elected officials for both house of congress:

http://www.house.gov/

http://www.senate.gov/

This site allows you to browse, read, and vote on current bills:

http://www.thevotereffect.com/

This site tracks your Senators’ and Representatives’ votes and then emails you to keep you informed:

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/megavote/

These sites provide information of products made either in the USA or via ethical practices:

http://www.americansworking.com/

http://ethicalstyle.com/2011/02/hm-spring-collection-pays-homage-to-eco-consumerism/

http://store.americanapparel.net/index.html

http://www.newdream.org/index.php

http://www.greenpeople.org/

http://www.oftheearth.com/

http://www.credomobile.com/

http://green.sprint.com/index.php

Below are the links to the 2009 (2010) and 2010 (2011) Census Bureau report on income and poverty. This is a long read, and the statistics don’t actually begin until around page 26, but it is a very important report.  If you aren’t convinced yet that the disparity between the rich and poor isn’t bad, you should be by the time you’re done reading this:

http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p60-238.pdf

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-239.pdf

 

Below are a few links to some very informative articles about taxes and the growing disparity between rich and poor:

http://www.politicususa.com/en/why-tax-cuts-for-the-rich-killed-the-economy-in-1929-and-are-killing-us-again

http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/why-we-must-raise-taxes-rich

http://www.truthandpolitics.org/top-rates.php

Follow this link to register to vote. Remember, voting is not a right it’s a duty and a privilege:

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting/Register.shtml

These links will help you to learn more about candidates and where they stand on the issues important to you. Remember, a good citizen is an informed citizen:

http://www.politics1.com/states.htm

http://www.uselections.com/uselections/

http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Senate.htm

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