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22 December 2012

There's still time to make your 2013 Membership contribution before the Dec. 31st tax deadline! 


So you know where your congressman stands on the health care debate, but do you know what they said about health care in 2001? Maybe they've made transportation their pet issue this session, but do you know how your state legislator voted on transportation issues in their first term? Do you know the senate outcome of the Legal Reform Bill of 1995? If you don't know, it's OK...because we do!

Every day we're working updating information on all elected officials, and processing voting records, interest group ratings, public statements and more. All dating back to when your official first took office. You can research the political history of your representative with speeches dating back to 1998, and our Key Vote summaries dating back as far as 1992.
All of this information is available at with just a few clicks or by calling 1-888-VOTE-SMART where you'll get your own personal researcher to help you find the information you need. And now you can sign up for MyVotesmart to save your search information, get updates on your representatives, what they're voting on, and more!

But we don't want you to forget that also has a wealth of other kinds of information too...
If your knowledge of American Government could use a refresher, then we have educational resources available in our Government 101 section. Whether you want to know how a bill becomes a law, need a summary of the Electoral College, or want to read the Constitution, you can find all that and more, right here.
The Project Vote Smart Blog is the place to go for unbiased reporting, as well as an insight into the work of staff, interns and volunteers at the Great Divide Ranch. Look out for your state's Legislative Wrap-Up from our Legislative Research Department, read about a day in the life of a member volunteer at Project Vote Smart, or read an article from one of our interns. It's all there and updated weekly!
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