Activism and Accountability Websites


Political Research Sites

OpenSecrets.org
Non-partisan research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

VoteSmart
Non-partisan information on candidates and elected officials from their voting record, funding sources, speeches, etc

The Cook Political Report
Non-partisan election analysis

The League of Conservation Voters: National Environmental Scorecard
Scorecard on how politicians vote to support environmental issues

Govtrack.us
A website for tracking government bills with email alerts

Govtrackinsider.com
Site with news about introduced government bills

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Activist Apps

Buycott
An app that helps you start / support campaigns while scanning barcodes to learn about product histories to make responsible choices.

BuyPartisan
Ensure your money isn’t going to causes you oppose by using this app to scan product bar codes to see what causes the company is donating to.

Cruelty Cutter
An app that scans cosmetics and household product barcodes to let you know which products were tested on animals.  Results can be shared with on social media and your concerns or praises can be shared with the company.

Dial Congress
Chrome extension that turns every article you read into a congressional call to action

Done Good
Free Chrome Extension that when you’re shopping for products online if there is an ethical and sustainable company that has what you’re searching for you’ll receive an alert. 

Free2Work
Phone App that spots child labor in products while you shop

Good Guide
Search, browse or scan safe and healthy consumer product goods based on scientific ratings

The Seafood Watch App
An app to research and get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi.

Think Dirty
An app to research toxic ingredients in beauty products

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Phone Call Activism

Phone numbers for US Senators

Phone numbers for House Representatives

Contacting Congress
Frequently updated site to help people contact Congress

5Calls
Receive a list of 5 daily calls to make to fight for progressive values

Daily Action
Receive daily action alerts about political phone campaigns and if interested get instantly connected to your state politicians to voice your concern

*NY Times, “Heres Why You Should Call Not Email Your Legislators”

Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives

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Petition Sites

Places to create online petitions

White House Petition Service
Chance to petition the White House

Change.org
Site to create and promote petitions

Care 2 Petitions
Site to create and promote petitions

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Raise Funds for Political Action

Crowdpac
Crowdfund platform for political action

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Secure Private Messaging Sites

Ensure your safe from the new administration to organize

Open Whisper System: Signals
Private and secure messaging for desktop and mobile

Slate: How to Trump-Proof Your Electronic Communications

EFF: Surveillance Self-Defense
Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF’s guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.

Things to Know About Web Security Before Trump’s Inauguration: A Harm Reductionist Guide

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Sites to Browse Web Anonymously

*important when doing campaigns to expose advertisers to offensive material

notlink.it
Paste the site link on this page to visit a site you don’t approve of without adding to the site’s visitors tracking which can be used for advertisers

Duck Duck Go
Search engine that doesn’t track where you go

Incognito Mode
wikiHow – 9 Ways to Activate Incognito Mode

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Charity Watchdogs 

Organizations that provide transparency and accountability for charities

Charity Watch

Charity Navigator

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Find/Organize Donations that Save Lives

Find a Blood Drive Near You

Register as a Bone Marrow Donor

Find/ Organize Winter Coat Drives

Find Places to Donate Food

Organize Food Drives

Find a Homeless Shelter

Find out about Adoption and Foster Care Info

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