2012 July 27
The opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympics
officially begins on Friday July 27th, but here at Project Vote Smart
we’re interested in a different race – the Presidential Election
. And while the 10,500 athletes are proudly representing their respective countries, Project Vote Smart staff and interns are hard at work researching the over 40,000 candidates and officials fighting to represent us.
Diligent work and preparation has been going on in the background for months, as we continue to collect abundant, accurate and relevant information on presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative candidates.
Encourage your representative to give it their all and show you what they’re made of by completing the Political Courage Test
. That way candidates can shade in some grey areas and tell you their stances on issues that matter to them, you, and all Smart Voters.
To find your representatives contact information:
Go to www.votesmart.org
Type your representative's name into the search bar
Click on their biography page
Their contact information will appear down the right hand side
We're nearing the finish line, as congressional candidates will be released on VoteEasy soon!
Every 4 years athletes gather to compete in a grueling competition that tests their bodies, hearts, and minds...
The Project Vote Smart Intern Olympics is a prestigious event that challenges our national interns to retrieve a greasy watermelon, play rock-paper-scissors with over 40 people, and win critically important wheel-barrow races (you need to relieve some stress after 8 hour days of research, for ...
2012 July 18
At votesmart.org you can find out how your representatives feel about defense and defense spending in a few different ways:
2012 July 16
For more information on our National Intern Program, click here.
2012 July 13
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2012 July 11
The first Friday of every month is more than just an excuse for the monthly office pizza party - it's when the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out their unemployment report, an event that is sure to grow in intensity with every passing month as November approaches.
2012 July 09
We threw the spotlight on one of our interns, Megan, and asked her a few questions about her time, so far, here at the Great Divide Ranch...
2012 July 05
We celebrate the 4th of July with parades, barbecues and fireworks and sometimes forget about the 14th of January, “Ratification Day”, which commemorates the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784; 8 hard fought years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. And it wasn't just 8 years of suffering and sacrifice that secured the promise laid down in that original document. In many ways we're still fighting for it today.
2012 July 03
We threw the spotlight on one of our returning interns, John, and asked him a few questions about his time, so far, here at the Great Divide Ranch...
2012 June 27
The Supreme Court are expected to announce their decision on the constitutionality of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 this week. Read some recent comments on this issue here.
2012 June 26
Are you a member of Project Vote Smart? Are you interested in contributing your time to volunteering? Member Janet Paduhovich tells us about her experience volunteering for 2-weeks at the Great Divide Ranch.
For more information on our Member Volunteer Program, click here.