USA Votes is an organization devoted to assisting state-based organizations to launch and maintain state legislative information web sites. Each site provides objective, unbiased, plain-language descriptions of all bills and amendments in the state’s Legislature. Further, it allows citizens to easily access their elected representative’s entire legislative voting record.
USA Votes uses the technology developed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for their highly successful web site, MichiganVotes.org. USA Votes is the organization providing the Internet application and technical training to allow organizations to replicate this effort in their state. Our goal is to expand this concept so that all 50 states will have their own “Votes” web sites.
The network that we are using for sponsoring organizations is the State Policy Network, (www.spn.org), a national association of state-based, public policy research institutes. We will also be working through local Chambers of Commerce and other nonprofit organizations that support accountability in government. If your state does not yet have a “Votes” site and you have an interest in sponsoring one or supporting the effort financially, we would love to hear from you.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy