Blue Water Tea Party

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Silent Majority No More

Follow the Money...


The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government. Open Secrets (http://opensecrets.org) is their website where you can look up who is funding which candidates or PACs (Political Action Committees). 

 


2nd Vote is a group of conservatives who are dedicated to helping you be informed about the everyday choices you make all year long. Their goal is to help you make better decisions when you cast your 'second vote'every day by letting you know where your money really goes when you're buying a product, eating at a restaurant, or supporting an organization. 2nd Vote (http://www.2ndvote.com) is their website where you can look up where companies and organizations you support send their money. 

 

Follow the Votes...

Michigan Votes gives users instant access to concise, plain language and objective descriptions of every single bill, amendment, and vote that takes place in the Michigan legislature. Unlike any other bill tracking utility, Michigan Votes (http://michiganvotes.org), is unique because all legislative actions are described - not just those selected by a particular interest group. It is searchable by legislator, keyword, and 50 subject categories, so users can create their own custom "voting record guide."

       
The easiest way to spot an important vote and to tell your legislator you spotted it.

Legislators vote on hundreds of bills every year. Spotting the most important votes could feel like a full-time job. Vote Spotter (http://www.mackinac.org/votespotter) is a simple mobile app that alerts you of votes of importance — and it's incredibly easy to give your legislator feedback on his or her vote. 
The app finds your local legislators and conveniently begins loading a few of his or her recent votes. Within seconds of downloading the app, you'll be able to read plain-English descriptions of the bills. And within a few more seconds you'll be able to send an email to your legislator based on whether you agree or disagree with a particular vote.