9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
U.S. Government, Politics, and Law: Interest Groups
Pat Robertson's group has an extensive web site devoted to promoting
their cause. It includes information about the organization's history
and policies, extensive congressional and media guides, information
on how to lobby public officials, guides to current legislation
and issues, and information for prospective members and donors.
This political watchdog group, whose motto is "Holding Power
Accountable," has an extensive web site covering both very current
topics and on-going issues such as campaign
finance. It includes information about
the organization, state
activities, and news
National Organization for Women
The major U.S. feminist organization's website includes news
releases, synopses of current
issues, and information
for prosepctive members and donors. The site makes extensive
use of Java scripts and pop-up windows.
National Right to Life Committee
This web site for the most prominent organization opposing abortion
has sections covering issues like the RU
486 pill and euthanasia,
and includes information for prospective members and donors, an
updates on federal
voting records (by state, in PDF format), press
releases, and a listing of state
Religious Coalition for Reproductive
This group's web site emphasizes discussions of relevant pro-choice
issues from a religious perspective. On-going features covered
information about Clergy
for Choice and other interdenominational groups.
The Right-to-Know Network
Collection of information maintained by two nonprofit organizations,
and consisting primarily of free access to U.S. government databases and some
full-text documents related to the environment and housing. Most useful as a "one-stop
shopping" resource for U.S. government environmental databases (e.g.
toxic waste spills, Superfund sites).