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  The following list of web sites has been compiled for the purpose of assisting teachers and students in researching the civics based activities on this web site. CT-N does not condone or endorse any candidate, political party or cause. CT-N is simply presenting this information to further the public's knowledge. A link on this page to any politically affiliated website does not constitute endorsement of such site.

Connecticut General Assembly 
Features a copy of the legislative guide with extensive information about membership, rules, and administrative support for both branches. Search for bills and legislators.
http://www.cga.ct.gov

Connecticut State Library 
Details the library's holdings and services, including state archives, history, genealogy, public records, and government information.
http://www.cslib.org/

FirstGov 
Centralized directory provides access to all federal US government web sites and documents. Browse popular areas or search the full directory.
http://www.firstgov.gov/

CT.gov 
Official site for the state with information for the tourist and local, including lodgings, things to do and complete listing of state agency and government sites.
http://www.ct.gov/

League of Women Voters of Connecticut 
Presents a guide for Connecticut voters for local, state and federal elections. Find an election calendar and related links.
http://www.lwvct.org/

Open Secrets 
The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center conducts computer-based research on campaign finance issues for the news media, academics, activists, and the public at large. The Center’s work is aimed at creating a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more responsive government.
http://www.opensecrets.org


Connecticut Democrats 
Support Democratic officials by joining the party's email list. Provides a voter-registration form and a feedback forum.
http://www.ctdems.org/

Connecticut House Democrats 
Welcome to the Connecticut House Democrats Home Page. We hope you will use this site as a tool: to find out more about your state representatives and how they are working for you; to voice your opinion on issues that concern you; to see the House of Representatives in session; or even to keep up with the news on-line.
http://www.housedems.ct.gov/

The Connecticut State Senate Democrats Welcome You 
Kevin B. Sullivan, Senate President Pro Tempore, and George C. Jepsen, Senate Majority Leader, welcome you to our Web site.
http://www.senatedems.state.ct.us/

Connecticut Republican Party 
Contact state officials, party staffers and other members here. Numerous links to town committees and newsletter pages.
http://www.ctgop.org/

Connecticut House Republicans 
Mission: Our mission is to listen to our fellow citizens and respond to their concerns with common sense solutions to protect individual freedoms and provide a better quality of life for all of Connecticut.
http://cthousegop.com/

Connecticut Senate Republicans 
Welcome To the Connecticut Senate Republican Web Page Senator Information Contact Info Session Update Links Press Releases
http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/

Connecticut Office of the Governor 
Comprises the governor's initiatives, speeches, a bio, and web page picks. Includes office contact information.
http://www.ct.gov/governor/site/default.asp

Connecticut Secretary of State 
Offers the latest department press releases, a voter registration form, and an email directory. Also includes an election calendar.
http://www.sots.state.ct.us/

Connecticut State Department of Education 
Visit the commissioner's office, read through the updated press releases and look for job opportunities. Includes contact and legal information.
http://www.state.ct.us/sde

C T E D T E C H 
Overseeing Educational Technology efforts in Connecticut. Charged with starting the Connecticut Education Network.
http://www.ct.gov/cen/

Civics First
Civics First is a private, non-profit association that promotes and conducts law-related education programs and projects in Connecticut's public and private schools, courtrooms and communities.
http://www.civicsfirstct.org/

Close Up Foundation 
Civics education program in the nation's capital offers students in the DC metro area an opportunity to discover democracy in action.
http://www.closeup.org/

Connecticut Voices For Children
All of Connecticut's children deserve to grow up safe, healthy and loved. Connecticut Voices for Children is dedicated to making that goal a reality
http://www.ctkidslink.org/

National Association of Public Affairs Networks 
NAPAN proactively supports the establishment and expansion of noncommercial networks devoted to providing citizens with access to unbiased information about state government deliberations and public policy events in order to educate the public and advance the public understanding of and participation in political processes and the development of public policy.
http://www.napan.net/

C-SPAN Networks 
Political news and current affairs from the US's cable television companies. Includes features and reviews.
http://www.c-span.org/

Center for Civic Education 
Teachers may utilize free instructional materials and lessons on democracy. Browse news articles, catalogs, research programs, and curriculum.
http://www.civiced.org/

Everyday Democracy 
Established to help communities work equitably and inclusively in order to build a strong democracy and improve the quality of life for everyone. Free teacher resources available.
http://everyday-democracy.org/


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