People from different towns, cities, and colonies, from different backgrounds, different ages and different religions, came together and sacrificed – their time, their labor, and some their lives – just to see that idea realized. And it wasn't easy. 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.
We're making it easier for more and more people to Vote Smart.
- We're constantly innovating and updating the way we deliver the Voter's Self Defense System with new website designs and features that help you get the 100% factual information you want.
- Our award-winning tool VoteEasy helps you quickly and easily utilize the immense amount of research we do every day.
- Through social media such as Twitter and Facebook we're reaching a whole new audience and teaching them how to Vote Smart.
- We're sticking with our hugely popular programs like our Voter's Self Defense Manual, which will be updated and released September 2012. Our members will receive a copy in the mail as soon as it is released.
These are just a few of the ways we're helping our fellow citizens get the facts they deserve.
*Legally the US separated from Britain on July 2nd, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress approved a “resolution of independence”. Some historians don't think the Declaration of Independence was signed until August.