DIY Research

Do it yourself? Below are some web sites we trust for our research.

The Center for Responsive Politics ( publishes a database of political donations and lobbying dollars so you can support businesses that align with your values and avoid those that don’t. It is a “reliable and handy source of information on money and politics… trustworthy, accessible and well-presented.”

Charity Navigator ( Look up national and local charities. See how much money they spend on programs & services (the more, the better), and how much they give themselves for fundraising, marketing and salaries. Look for transparency, too.

Vote 411. ( Get personalized voting information for your area. See what’s on the ballot. Check your voter registration. Find your polling place. Discover upcoming debates in your area, and more.