A core goal of MAIN’s mission statement is supporting
participatory democracy. To that end, we offer these links to help citizens
engage their government at the local, state and national levels. If you
know of helpful links that should be added to this list, please email
North Carolina Resources
News, Issues, and Action
- C-SPAN Congressional
Chronicle - an index to the C-SPAN video recordings of the House and
Senate floor proceedings.
- The Center for
Public Integrity - nonprofit organization dedicated to producing
investigative journalism on issues of public concern.
- Congress.org -
Issues and Action section presents alerts on a range of current issues
across the political spectrum.
- CorpWatch - investigates and
exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud
- Essential Information -
non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader, involved in encouraging
citizens to become active and engaged in their communities.
- FactCheck.org -
nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to
reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
- Media Access Project -
non-profit interest telecommunications law firm.
- Moving Ideas - network of over
250 non-profit organizations at the forefront of progressive policy and
advocacy work (like Care2.com).
- Net Action - comprehensive guide
to Internet outreach and advocacy. The site offers a self-guided Virtual Activist Training
- One World - global information
network developed to support communication media.
- Political Resources -
provides tools for candidate, issue and corporate campaigns.
- Public.Resource.Org -
Making Government Information More Accessible
- Real Clear Politics -
culls and publishes commentary, news, polling data, and links from all
points of the political compass.