References


Internet

RollCallCongress lets you enter your zip code and displays both your state and federal representatives, as well as giving you a means of checking their voting record.

Washington Votes lets you track Washington State legislators’ votes by bill. It’s an extension of the Washington Policy Center, founded by ex-Microsoft Scott Oki. I don’t know much about it but a quick review of their perspective on state-sponsored healthcare shows a distinctly conservative point of view.

Another good tool for finding your Washington State representatives, along with a map showing your district boundaries, is District Finder.

The Freedom Foundation focuses on Washington State spending,  providing some good information on bills we should be concerned about.

The Federal Reserve is composed of un-elected policymakers, without congressional oversight, and the Obama administration is now proposing giving the Fed even more authority to regulate American commerce. A good source of action information related to the Federal Reserve is endthefed.

Follow the money: Visit the Federal Election Commission. For Washington state disclosure, visit the Public Disclosure Commission.

ICECAP, International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, is the portal to all things climate for elected officials and staffers, journalists, scientists, educators and the public. Climate Depot provides the scoop on ‘climate change’.

American Thinker is a daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans. Contributors are accomplished in fields beyond journalism, and animated to write for the general public out of concern for the complex and morally significant questions on the national agenda.

C-SPAN offers gavel to gavel coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives. C-SPAN also offers a variety of public affairs programming including congressional hearings, press briefings from the White House, State Department and Pentagon, campaign and election coverage, and international programming.

Judicial Watch is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank promoting public policy research and analysis based on free enterprise, limited government and individual freedom.

For a look at the left, Moveon is a “family of organizations that brings real Americans back into the political process”.

How to Research (added 5-27-2010)

Contributed by Tawnya, this is a document that may help those of you who do research or for the researchers within your groups. It is full of links for various resources and some how to’s.

Books

These are all economically-oriented, mostly from the “Austrian School” of economics, but also go directly to the core of the principles on which our country was founded.

Here’s a lecture by Dr. Woods – interesting and engaging and worth a look

Paul, Ron. 2008. The Revolution: A Manifesto. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Hayek, Friedrich A. 1944. The Road to Serfdom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Griffin, G. Edward. 2002. The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, 4th ed. Westlake Village, CA: American Media.

Mark Levin has written a trilogy about the connection between big government and tyranny, our founding, the Constitution and much more:

Radio

Mark Levin has podcasts available (free of charge) so you can listen at your convenience.

Hugh Hewitt is one of the nation’s leading bloggers and a genuine media revolutionary. He brings that expertise, his wit and what The New Yorker magazine calls his “amiable but relentless manner” to his nationally syndicated show each day. You can find him on Freedom 1590 (AM) Time: 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Take Action

1. Letters to the editor – Seattle Times & PI, Everett Herald, Tacoma News Tribune, etc.

2. Letters to your state and federal legislators

3. Emails to your state and federal legislators