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Forum Post: Find out what your Congressional Representatives are doing

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 12:37 p.m. EST by zymergy (236)
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Check out these websites to find information on what your Congressional Representatives are doing

http://www.govtrack.us/ very detailed information but not particularly handy if you want to see quickly how your representative voted on any bill

http://www.votesmart.org/ easy to use though somewhat filtered information

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[-] 1 points by zymergy (236) 2 years ago

The ModestCapitalist has good reason to be frustrated by many of the irrelevant posts on this FORUM, for we do have to search through the long list of titles for those that might be relevant to our needs. The ModestCapitalist is quite correct in advising that we should ignore posts that point to "TV show pages". I would recommend that we ignore most TV shows anyway we can. The ModestCapitalist may also be attempting by his exhortation to search only for specifically targeted sites than include "corporate greed ..." as key words to increase awareness of the root problems that are contributing to income disparity in the U.S. and to potential risks to our basic liberties.

The OWS protests that have involved lots of similarly concerned people have certainly awakened many of us to this frustration and anger. Perhaps many more should also be so awakened. At the same time, we do need to develop different strategies to address the problem. This FORUM presents an opportunity to discuss our various peaceful options for a solution, and I would hope that the ModestCapitalist and others would tolerate this diversion. I have been proposing two strategies for individual action - not at all to replace the Occupy Demonstrations. One strategy is to vote out of office all those Representatives who have abandoned their obligations to serve their constituents. You would need information from websites similar to the two that I posted to reason this action. The second strategy is to immediately stop supporting the corporations that are attempting to bribe our Representatives. We would do this by refusing to buy their products and services. This would constitute a boycott. Withdrawing money from the banks "too big to fail" was a great idea, and should be pursued as an ongoing recommendation through the Occupy network. Similar boycotts could be advertised. Boycotts will have an effect, because money talks as we all have come to recognize.

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