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View Resource Center for Responsive Politics [OpenSecrets.org]

The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.

http://www.opensecrets.org/index.php
View Resource Elections in Michigan - Michigan Dept. of State

The Michigan Bureau of Elections provides "one-stop-shopping" on finding out where to vote, how to run for office, who's running for office, campaign finance disclosure, lobbying disclosure, and more.

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633---,00.html
View Resource FactCheck.org

The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. FactCheck is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates,...

http://factcheck.org/
View Resource League of Women Voters of Michigan

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization established in 1920 to encourage citizen participation in government. It never supports or opposes any political party or candidate but does advocate on selected issues. Their Michigan Voter Power project provides quick, clear information on voting in Michigan.

http://www.lwvmi.org/
View Resource Michigan Truth Squad [A project of the Center for Michigan]

Similar to the national political fact checking entities such as Politifact.com and Factcheck.org, the Michigan Truth Squad  focuses on checking political speech, news releases, white papers or reports, viewpoint columns, political websites, issue advertisements from Michigan political candidates.  The Center for Michigan is a non-profit think tank whose “objective is to cure...

http://michigantruthsquad.com/
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