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A User’s Guide to Democracy

Congress Works For You. Here’s How to Be a Better Boss.

From understanding political ads to seeing what your representatives are actually doing (or not doing), this series of short guides will help you become a more informed, more engaged, more confident voter.

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How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

In our final installment of the User’s Guide to Democracy, we asked a live panel of congressional experts to help you stay engaged in politics after the midterms have ended.

Last-Minute Tips for Figuring Out Your Ballot and Making Sure You Can Vote

The midterms are here. Here’s everything you need to know to hit the polls and cast an informed vote this election season.

How to “Follow the Money” When It Comes to Political Campaigns

Fun with FEC filings, campaign expenditures and super PACs.

4 Questions to Ask When Comparing Midterm Candidates

It’s time to hit the campaign trail.

How Effective Is Your Representative?

… and other answers to your questions about how Congress really works.

Voting in America Is WILD. Here’s How to Plan Ahead.

If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.

ProPublica’s User’s Guide to Democracy: Political Advertising

It’s hard to track, hard to regulate, but essential to understand.

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