Hey Voters! Get the real dope on candidates --
This found its way to my inbox sometime in the last couple of days, about improvements to a good candidate information site. Posted verbatim:
We wanted you to be the first to know of our new more powerful website. Attached is the press release that will formally announce the site to the nation on July 1st. As a supporter and user of our efforts we wanted you to be the first to see it, use it and let us know what you think. Just go to VoteSmart.org. The new site has been activated for you to preview right now.
VOTER'S GREATEST WEAPON
Des Moines, IA – For release July 1, 2021 - In celebration of the 4th of July holiday Vote Smart has activated a powerful new website that enables citizens to instantly expose the factual records on thousands of politicians. This website will be the latest and most powerful weapon available to those citizens interested in the indisputable, factual records on almost 40,000 elected political leaders and those campaigning to replace them.
Called THE FACTS, this new tool has detailed biographical backgrounds on 40,000 politicians, as well as 63,077 issues positions, almost 1.5 million key-word-searchable speeches, over 19,000 key votes described in simple, easy-to-understand terms, ratings that 1,500 special interest groups have given politicians, along with the sources of their major campaign contributions.
During the 2020 election Vote Smart discovered that over 12 million (98.5%) of its users simply went directly to the facts on the candidates they were uniquely interested in. So, Vote Smart has doubled down on deepening research on politicians nationwide, giving citizens the ability to see who they really are without all of the self-serving rhetoric from political campaigns and selfish interests.
THE FACTS enables voters to pick any of 40,000 politicians and review Vote Smart’s extensive factual database in any of six files – biographies, key votes, issue positions, special interest ratings, public statements and funding.
MyVoteSmart allows voters to be the boss and track each action taken by those who represent them or wish to replace them with regular updates on each step they make.
SIDE-BY-SIDE (coming this spring) will allow voters to directly compare competing candidates side by side on areas including biographies, issue positions, public statements, special interest group ratings, voting records, and funding. This new tool will be launched in early 2022 as election ballots are finalized.
ALL FREE AT VoteSmart.org.
About VoteSmart.org: Used by over 13 million voters, national media and corporations, Vote Smart is funded entirely by tax-deductible donations from citizens and charitable foundations. No one can serve on Vote Smart’s Founding Board started by Presidents Carter and Ford along with 38 other national leaders without a political enemy. Vote Smart is made possible by hundreds of student interns and staff from all fifty states that sign on for up to two years, for little or no pay.
So, there ya be, the dismal record of any incumbent and anybody else you might be interested in supporting.
be well and have a good one