No Place for Amateurs: How Political Consultants Are Reshaping American Democracy

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APPENDIX A

Citizens’ Internet Resource Guide

The Internet now provides a rapidly growing list of sites that give information about candidates, elections, campaign financing, voter registration, and public policy. Voters have never had so much solid, objective, nonpartisan (and strictly partisan and advocacy) information available to them.

Alliance for Better Campaigns www.bettercampaigns.org

This site “seeks to improve elections by promoting voluntary, realistic standards for campaign conduct,” promoting ad watches, codes of conduct, and issue ad disclosure. Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation.

Benton Foundation Destination Democracy www.destinationdemocracy.org

“Destination Democracy is committed to the view that one way to advance our various number one issues is to make sure that their fates are determined by political leaders unswayed by campaign contributors. That means addressing campaign finance.” The site lets voters take a “road test,” which, when they answer a series of questions, determines where they fit in terms of Destination Democracy’s “Campaign Finance Architecture.”

California Voter Foundation www.calvoter.org

The California Voter Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides a database to help California voters track campaign money and provides an online voter guide, news, and links to other relevant sites. In many California jurisdictions, voters can type in their zip codes, and the site will display all candidates and ballot issues for the next election.

Capitol Advantage www.capitoladvantage.com

Voters can order personalized versions of the congressional directories online. Through Capitol Wiz, voters can link their own Internet site to Congress and state legislatures. With Election Wiz, candidate, party, and election resources are provided to clients based on the clients’ needs.

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