PoW: So You Want To Spy On—Uh, Hold Congress Accountable, Yeah… | Vol. 4 / No. 20.2

Bill Maher may be a bit of a tool, and I certainly don’t agree with most stuff he spouts off, but even broken clocks are right twice a day.

I was lamenting, the other day, whining about the need for an easy-to-use way to creep on my Senators and Representatives, because, quite frankly, Congress is a damn hot mess, and like a horny teen, can’t be left alone for a second without things running off the rails. So here it is, a short list of easy ways to spy on TRACK, yes, track your employees.

Want to do it in app format? There’s Countable.

How about by Email? There’s Megavote and GovTrack.

Want to comment on bills BEFORE the dumb shit gets through to law? There’s a page for that too: Madison.opengovfoundation.org

What about STATE Level Tracking? Tracking all 50 States’ Legislatures could break a super computer, so this site looks by topic: NCSL 50-STATE SEARCHABLE BILL TRACKING DATABASES

This site promises FOREVER FREE OneVote service for tracking your home state: https://legiscan.com/

Here you can search active bills for free, but to get alerts requires a pricey subscription: https://www.billtrack50.com/

And how does this all fit into the law-making process? Well, there’s a handy-dandy listicle about that here: WikiHow Does a bill become Law and more about tracking

So if you’re tired of being the last to find out who’s trying to take away your rights by pushing what bills through congress at 4:30 in the morning, now you have your answer. Don’t insist on your “right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.”

***

Prudence Wyoming is an irregular contributor to This Week In Tomorrow.

***

Thanks for reading! Except for the very *very* occasional tip (we take Venmo now!), we only get paid in our own (and your) enthusiasm, so please like This Week In Tomorrow on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @TWITomorrow, and tell your friends about the site!

Share this post:Share on FacebookShare on RedditShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Tumblr