Monday, September 26, 2005

MegaVote


Sometimes, I ask myself if I'm getting all the information that I possibly can. Is what I get slanted, biased or unfounded? That's one reason why I tend to read and watch a little from every side so I can make up my own mind. But, sometimes some things don't get reported. How do you how your senator or representative voted on particular issues or if they even bothered to vote?

That's why I signed up back some time ago at Government Guide. Every so often you are sent an e-mail telling you how the people representing you in your state are voting. There is something reassuring knowing that I get an untainted view of who voted for what (a simple Yes or No vote.) The only thing that is missing is a list of the riders on some of those bills being passed or declined. Also handy is the product and car recalls list in the Citizen Toolbox.

8 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

Very helpful, thanks!

Bar Bar A said...

if you don't mind, I am goint to add you to my links. If you do mind you better let me know! I just like your blog too much to keep it to me-self!

RT said...

Dammit Martin...

Nevermind, I'm emailing you!

Jenn said...

Martin, this has nothing to do with your post, but how the hell do you have TWO URL's for your blog?

Rhonda said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the very insightful comment. As I step back and look I see exactly what you mean and your right. Things have changed a bit but I have stepped up my end to show I really want this. I hope I know what I am doing.

An80sNut said...

I'm tricky like that Jenn. You can't repress my rantings. Everyone will succumb, resistance is futile... must assimilate.

LoraLoo said...

Yahoo! News in the Politics section has neat little things you can read about your representatives too, such as committees they belong to and how (or if) they voted on some recent key issues. I hate politics but like to stay somewhat in the loop (Can't take a stance if you don't know what's going on!).

Fred said...

Nifty site, thanks. As a government teacher, how come I didn't know about this?