A comprehensive website that includes all U.S. Code, Administrative
law, Congressional records, case law by federal district and the
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all law journals.
Search the Department
of Energy database
An excellent search engine for the U.S. Department of
Energy - Office of Environmental Management.
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Guide to Research and Campaign on Transnational Corporations
and resources for researching transnational corporations. Excerpted
from a Public Interest Research Group publication.
Helps activists and non-profits publicize important issues; gives
free media advice.
The nation's largest publisher of Congressional directories. Also
the developer of CapitolWiz,
a grassroots legislative action tool with a $2500 annual subscription
for Environmental Citizenship
Dedicated to educating, training and organizing a diverse, national
network of young leaders to protect the environment. Geared toward
Congress.org is a private, non-partisan company that specializes in facilitating civic participation.
identify and contact elected leaders, follow representative's votes, post letters online and contact local and national media.
Great for media campaigns, letters to the editor and op-eds.
Protection Agency (EPA)
Find text and summaries of all federal environmental laws on this
Dedicated to the free hosting of online petitions, no matter how
big or small. Every signature on the site helps to donate money
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A political action site for citizens and their representatives
in an effort to reconnect all Americans with their political system
in an open, non-partisan online community.
daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal
agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other
Presidential Documents. Search the Code
of Federal Regulations as well.
nation's oldest federal cultural institution. Preserves a collection
of more than 119 million items, more than two-thirds of which
are in media other than books. Includes the largest map, film
and television collections in the world. Serves the research needs
of the U.S. Congress and all Americans through its popular website.
Library of Congress Country Studies
A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research
Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area
Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. Most
books deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing
its political, economic, social, and national security systems
and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those
systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Committed to broadening participation to counter the influence of monied interests and partisan extremes, MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics by supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice.
E-government tool launched in January 2003 to facilitate public commentary on
pending legislation. Users can search by keyword or relevant agency for current
bills, and can send comments to legislators via an electronic form on the site
or by mailing or delivering printed comments.
Action and Leadership School for Activists
An evening learning program providing classes in the Washington,
D.C. area on scores of topics in nonprofit management, communications,
fundraising, direct action, and career development.
Action with Scorecard:
Concise list of options for networking, investigating, and taking
action on pollution problems (including farm waste). (Environmental
for Environmental Activists:
A nice list of links including agencies, environmental orgs.,
and environmental search engines.
Working for Change Activism Site:
Good information about contacting major media, elected officials, and Congressional committes. For a quick start, see the Activism Tip page.
How to contact
politicians, governments and luminaries around the world.
Resources on the Net
Listings of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country. Contains
links to parties, organizations, governments, media and more from around the
Directory of more than 60,000 federal, state and local government sites, searchable
by ZIP code for localized information.
Includes contact information for the President, Congress, Governors and State
Legislators, voting records, positions on issues, status of legislation, members
and committees, election results, and campaign finances. Users can access detailed
information on any candidate running for federal, gubernatorial and state legislative
Legislative Information on the Internet
Government site that lists legislation, including text, bill numbers, status,
co-sponsors, and roll call votes; the Congressional Record; and Senate and
House committee information.
the Embassies of Washington, D.C.
Includes the address, phone, fax, email, and country's website for all the
embassies located in Washington DC.
States Government Links Page
Includes information on US Government Departments, Agencies, Armed Forces,
Library of Congress, and US Courts.
Directory - Politicians of the World
Contact information for Heads of State worldwide, including Monarchs, Presidents,
Prime Ministers and Provincial Governors in 195 countries, as well as Ministries
of Environment and Foreign Affairs Ministries worldwide.
Missions to the United Nations
Phone, fax and address for the permanent missions, mainly located in New York
Contains links to foreign policy doctrines, agreements and treaties; international
military sites; foreign policy centers, including international organizations,
foreign ministries, think tanks, and Asian, North American and European centers,
institutes and associations.
Government websites of the European Union Member States, as well as other European
countries. Information provided varies from country to country, but mainly
focuses on political and/or general information for each country.
Self-Defense Manual (free)
Contains Congressional members contact information, position statements, performance
evaluations, voting records, campaign finance contributions.
Smart Web Yellow Pages (free)
A vast directory of political information and resources on candidates running
for every office from President to Congress, governor to state legislator.
Also provides direct links to every major political site of value to citizens.
Source Book (free online and as hard copy to
Geared toward political journalists. Provides a concise overview of major national
issues, as well as listings for sources such as interest groups, think tanks
and academic experts in a wide range of social and political issue areas.
Contains a vast assortment of links to media, organizations, and governments
from around the world.