Others Websites of Interest

Buncombe County Democrats

Henderson County Democratic Party

Young Democrats of NC

You can sign up to receive emails with votes of your representative and senator.

US House of Representatives
Click “Legislative Activity” in banner bar across top of page; then click “Votes” in the right hand column under “Legislative Activity.” Click on the bill number. If the bill is older, click on “view all”, and then click on the bill number. Click “Representative” to find any representative’s web page.

US Senate
Click “Legislation and Records” in center below banner. Use the look-up bill search under “Bill Search 113th Congress” or go to “Roll Call Votes” under “Recent Floor Activity.” Click “Senators” in center under banner to find any senator’s web page.

The Hill
Congressional newspaper that publishes everyday when Congress is in session, focusing on business/lobbying, political campaigns, etc.

The White House
Check issues and links to departments for details of legislation and programs.

Library of Congress
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress. Legislative information, bill status and summaries, archival information on legislation and roll call votes.

Congress.gov contains legislative information, the congressional record and information on the legislative process. (connected with Thomas.loc) Still in early stages. (beta)

NC Policy Watch
NC Policy Watch is a progressive, nonprofit and non-partisan public policy organization that is dedicated to changing the way elected officials debate important issues and, ultimately, to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. NC Policy Watch is an independent project of the NC Justice Center, North Carolina’s leading private, nonprofit anti-poverty organization. The two organizations share the same guiding objective—to bring about social, political and economic justice in North Carolina. In upper right corner enter topic or issue in the search box for a look at the publications and activities of NC Policy Watch.

Democracy North Carolina
Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, for the people and by the people. Look under “issues” for specific research and activities.

NC Justice Center
The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s preeminent voice for economic, social and political justice. As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. The Budget and Tax Center is part of the Justice Center.

NC General Assembly
From this site you can link to either the Senate or the House or can search a bill by number or word search.

Raleigh News & Observer
One of the best and most comprehensive newspapers in NC.

Fact Check, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Check stories here (and, for good measure, elsewhere as well). A well respected source for information.

New York Times

Washington Post

The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is a leading newspaper and Internet publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. McClatchydc is their investigative Washington bureau, with news coverage from McClatchy newspapers, and bureaus in Baghdad, Beijing, Cairo, Islamabad, Kabul and Mexico City. (Raleigh News & Observer is a McClatchy paper.) Also has some of the best political cartoons.

North Carolina Democratic Party State Website

North Carolina Eleventh District Democratic Website
Transylvania County is in the Eleventh District

The National Democratic Committee

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