Two non-partisan, not-for-profit organizations share information about what our present day government is doing.
The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.
Read about issues created by U.S. government actions in this increasingly digital world through the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.
FOIA stands for the Freedom of Information Act. "https://www.niemanlab.org/2016/03/foia-mapper-aims-to-make-it-easier-for-journalists-to-know-where-to-look-for-public-documents/FOIA Mapper Aims to Make it Easier for Journalists to Know Where to Look for Public Documents by Joseph Lichterman." See also MuckRock.
School House Rock:
How a Bill Becomes a Law
The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics presents one of its Annenberg Classroom videos, The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law.
Click here to see other videos available from this organization.
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