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Find out how to confirm your voter registration and register to vote wherever you are.
If you've moved or haven’t voted in a while, your state can cancel your voter registration. Here's how to update your registration so you can vote.
Greg Palast, voter suppression expert, says the data shows that 16 million people will have their votes purged, unless they keep their registration confirmed.
Former congressional staffers and others have written helpful guides to help you influence pending legislation.
Democracy is our most basic governmental idea. It is the secular, Enlightenment era exiperiment that our founding fathers embarked upon, that the power of government should derive from "the consent of the governed" as opposed to "the devine right"from "God" that Kings had always asserted as their source of legitimate authority
Learn the difference between straight democracy and representative government -- and where you fit in.
You've heard the old joke about laws and sausages -- that you don't want to know how they're made? If you disagree, here's what you should know.
Laws and regulations may lead to similar results, but they differ in important ways.
Learn about how to file your candidacy for a local or county office.
Here's how to find a list of your state legislators.
Here's how to call your elected officials to let them know how you feel about the issues of the day.
Did you know Pennsylvania is carved up for things like power, resource management, watershed management, regional transportation, and so on? Learn about special districts.
Just like Washington D.C., your state government has a legislature, too. Here's how to find the people who represent you in Pennsylvania.
There are a variety of companies that specialize in making digital government work better for all of us
An overview of our mission with guidelines for using this website to participate in democracy.
Local governing bodies may go by different names, but they have one function in common: to be the people's eyes and ears in government.
Organizations that track Personal Finance
Organizations that track Civil Rights legislation.
Organizations that track Consumer Protection legislation.
Find legal information in your zip code for health care issues including access, death, women's, children's, men's, and healthcare for seniors.
Democracy depends on powerful advocates. Here is a list of progressive causes and the organizations that fight for them.
This site is a portal to the great work of others who are helping to make democracy work like it's supposed to -- with an engaged citizenry.
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