Site Offers Candidate Information
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Below is a news announcement about an online source of information on a wide range of candidates and ballot initiatives. We checked and it seems pretty good.
Grassroots.com and the League of Women Voters Education Fund have teamed up to provide voters with the most comprehensive website available for candidate positions and election information.
dnet.org offers information about candidates, ballot initiatives, how to register, and election dates.
On DNet, visitors can:
- Find out who's running for office and when the elections will take place
- View candidates' unedited issue statements, bios, contact information, and campaign calendars
- Research ballot measures
- Connect with current officeholders
- Pose questions to a candidate
- Link to candidates' official campaign websites
- Compare and contrast candidates' positions on locally defined issues.
dnet.org is an interactive website designed to improve the quality and quantity of voter information and create a more educated and involved electorate. A project of the League of Women Voters Education Fund and Grassroots.com, DNet encourages candidates to address a wider range of issues, and to address those in greater depth, than they might in other media. Their goal is to increase voter understanding of important public policy problems, allow candidates to debate their positions in an "electronic townhall" before on-line audiences, reduce the pressure on candidates to raise campaign funds, foster greater civic participation and interaction between voters and candidates, and create new online political communities.
(Grassroots.com, Inc. is a non-partisan media and technologies company creating the Internet's premier political action destination. Founded in September 1999, the private venture-backed company is based in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Washington, DC. The League of Woman Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) is a charitable educational (501c3) organization that provides local and state Leagues, as well as the wider public, with information and educational services on elections and on current public policy issues. LWVEF was founded in 1957 and is based in Washington, DC.)
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