California Government, Politics- LPC
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California Political Information
California Assembly District Map. Find the assembly representative for a district.
California Senate District Map. Find the senate representative for a district.
California State Senators. List of California Senators.
California General Election Official Voter Information Guide, November 2012. Links to Propositions, Ballot Measures Summary, Other Information, and PDF Versions of Full Voter Information Guide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Cal-Access lists who has filed as a candidate in California elections, as well as information about campaign contributions, funding for political advertising...
California County Profiles - Updated by the California Department of Finance, this is a compilation of selected economic, social, and demographic data.
California Legislation - track Senate and Assembly Bills, or access full-text of California laws
California Voter Foundation - information about interest groups and voter resources
Capitol Resource Institute - conservative Christian perspective on issues such as television, abortion, welfare, and taxes, as well as on upcoming California legislation.
Fair Political Practices Commission - ensures the public’s right to know which interests are funding political campaigns
Follow the money -
the nation's most complete resource for information on money in state politics
Maplight.org - illuminates the connection between money and politics
Rough & Tumble: A Daily Snapshot of California Public Policy and Politics - a daily digest on California politics
Statenet Capitol Journal - overview of issues, decisions, scandals and politics from all 50 states.
City-Data.com - Excellent information about United States Cities. Just click on California and click on your city. .
Alameda County - County official website
ABAG Online -
Association of Bay Area Government which features links to
earthquake information, counties, cities and colleges
City of Dublin
City of Livermore
City of San Ramon
City of Tracy
Information by Zip Code - links statistical data on population,
education, health, environment, business, and politics which
can be retrieved by entering a zip code
U.S. Census Bureau
- provides "2010 Data by Population, Race,
Sex, Age & Housing" for California and places, counties,
cities, and areas throughout the Bay Area
Your Portal to Census 2010 Data
- "...an easy-to-use
tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends... With eye-catching
graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed
for generalists and specialists"
2010 Resident Population and Apportionment Counts
20`0 results are available for the resident population of the
50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; congressional
apportionment; and U.S. overseas population, consisting of
federal employees (military and civilian) overseas and their
dependents living with them"
- Data from 2000-2010 on the nation's housing, including apartments,
single-family homes, mobile homes, and vacant housing units
with household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood
quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing
unit, and recent movers
US Census Bureau: State & County QuickFacts
. Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography
State of the Cities Data Systems
data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs," with
access to specific cities' historical census data, current employment statistics,
county business pattern databases, and FBI crime data
S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census Data
- "profiles the US economy
every 5 years, from the national to the local level"
Economy at a Glance
- key economic data, including unemployment rate, average
hourly earnings, consumer price index, producer price index, U.S. import price
index, and productivity for the past six months; state economic data charts
and links to Bureau of Labor Statistics reports
Government Information on the Web Subject Index
- valuable reference tool
linking government documents indexed from government documents library Web
for Voting and Democracy
- concise overview of current electoral issues,
research and analysis of election-related topics such as instant voting runoff,
redistricting, voter turnout, and more; frequently updated
- a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.
nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce
the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual
accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV
ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply
the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public
knowledge and understanding." Annenberg Public Policy Center of the
University of Pennsylvania.
- gives the positions on major issues for major federal and
state offices, such as president and governor, by candidate or issue; includes
biographies of each candidate, charts showing the candidates' position on
issues, links to candidates' Web sites, and election schedules.
- published as a non-partisan
public service to promote fully informed decision-making by the American
Project Vote Smart
- "For reliable,
meant-and-potatoes political information, research experts nearly all recommend
Project Vote Smart
- designed to help voters
understand their choices better including local contests; offers extensive
background information on candidates in participating counties as well as
information on state and local ballot measures; by using their search box the results can be located for the candidates
and Registration Data
- provides statistics from the Current Population
Survey on U.S. voting and voter registration by various demographic and socioeconomic
More information may be found using LPC online print resources, such
as: Academic Search Complete (EBSCO), CQ Researcher, Opposing Viewpoints (Thomson Gale),
and America's Newspapers (NewsBank) from the Library Databases A-Z.
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