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Vol. 16 No. 2 — February 2008
THE 51st STATE: THE STATE OF ONLINE
Tech Tools for the American Voter and the 2008 Congressional Elections
The Tutorial
by Laura Gordon-Murnane, Information Consultant

Chapter II: Biographical Information
<- Chapter I: Can I Vote? HOME Chapter III: Voting ->

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www.votesmart.org - Select your state
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What do you want to know about your Congressman/Senator’s background? Different tools offer varying degrees of information about members of Congress. VoteSmart.org provides excellent background and biographical information. Go to www.votesmart.org and select from the left hand column “Biographical Information.” Select your state from the list provided.

www.votesmart.org/official_five_categories.php?dist=bio.php


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Pick Congress
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Once you have chosen your state, pick Congress.

www.votesmart.org/official_five_categories.php?state_id=IN&go.x=16&go.y=7


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Select your congressman or senator
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Then select your Congressman or Senator.

www.votesmart.org/official_congress_state.php?state_id=IN

 


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Biographical Information
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Project VoteSmart.org provides a wealth of information that includes birth dates, educational backgrounds, family information, professional backgrounds, organizational memberships, political experience, committee assignments, Web site addresses, email addresses, capitol office contacts, district office contacts, and campaign office contacts.

www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26855

 


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Click on your state
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Biographical Information from Other Tools

Congresspedia has also compiled detailed biographical information on members of Congress.

Click on your state.

www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Portal:2008_U.S._Congressional_Elections

 

 


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Congress members in your state
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Congresspedia takes you to the state page where you see a list of all the members of Congress from your state.

sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Portal:Minnesota_and_the_U.S._Congress

 

 


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Jim Oberstar
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Click on your representative or senator and you go to a wiki page for that official, complete with useful biographical information covering professional and political experience.

This is Jim Oberstar’s Page – Congressman from Minnesota

sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Jim_Oberstar

 


<- Chapter I: Can I Vote? HOME Chapter III: Voting ->


Laura Gordon-Murnane, an information consultant (Knowledge Net Unlimited), has an M.L.S. and works in Washington, D.C. She writes frequently on government information for Searcher. Her e-mail address is lgmurnane@yahoo.com.
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