The 2008 presidential election campaign has begun. How are you going to arm yourself with knowledge on the hot issues and candidates? If you just answered ‘watch Fox news’ please walk yourself over to the nearest refrigerator and insert head. Slam door. Repeatedly.
Try this on instead: OpenCongress
is a very cool political site to track and understand bills and other legislation that is being run through Congress. Info on the latest votes, data from the Library of Congress, Congressional profiles, political Blog posts and campaign financing notes make this one incredibly well-rounded voter resource.
What’s cooler than being cool? OpenCongress incorporates social media into their open source site by tallying bill popularity by site visits, keeping track of the most frequently search for politicans and laws and by offering an abundance of RSS feeds.
For starters – be sure to read the OpenCongress primer on how to start using the Web site and educate yourself on the issues and political figures that will shape our tomorrows. There’s really no excuse not to.