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To bolster civic knowledge and literacy for all Angelenos, we have compiled an ever-growing list of resources related to community life and governance on the local, state, and federal levels. Since 2016 is an election year, we have also included resources related to elections.

If you have a favorite resource that is missing from this list, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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  • Politifact – Fact-check statements made by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups
  • Brigade – Voters network to find others who share your opinions on national and local issues
  • Vote Smart – Non-partisan information about current candidates and issues
  • – Matches you to the candidate you should support based on your political stances
  • Community of Us – Organizing and voting in L.A. and CA
  • Intelligence Squared Debates – Intelligent political debates
  • See Political – Educational animated videos explaining the electoral process
  • Vote Allies – Donate your vote to someone who would otherwise be ineligible to vote
  • Burn My Vote – Match with someone who would have voted for the other establishment party and pledge your new votes to your favorite third party canddiate
  • – Game to predict whether you are more liberal or conservative
  • ReConsider – Biweekly podcast on political issues facing western democracies
  • Ballotpedia – the neutral online encyclopedia of American politics and elections

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