World Wide Web contains numerous campaign research resources
for progressive activists. We have compiled a list of sites
we find particularly useful. Most of these sites are free,
however, we have noted those that do require a subscription
or download fee. Please remember that the Web changes constantly,
and some sites may have changed or simply disappeared. We
have organized our list into the following categories. Please
cross check because there is overlap among the categories.
Engines and Databases
Tools with which to search the Web as
a whole, databases that search publications.
company documents, stock information, business press. Both
private and public companies.
Organizations that research, monitor
and report on company behavior. Generally applies to public
Government and NGO sites with government
information. Some sites taken from above. Information on
using FOIA. Includes California sources.
Sites of organizations that follow the money and/or legislation.
Of particular note is the Federal Election Commission Info
Lists sites with information on worker's rights, health
and companies' labor record. Also includes organized labor
Large list of environmental databases tracking company behavior,
toxins, and networking opportunities.
and Criminal Justice
Issues, analysis and statistics on the Prison Industrial
Complex from policy, activist, government and industry sources.
Includes California sources.
and Economic Rights
Reports, statistics and analysis on welfare "reform,"
employment and poverty, and related issues from government,
policy groups and activist sources.
Education & Schools
Government and non-profit sites that provide access to reports,
statistics, and analysis on educational issues as well as
in-depth school performance and demographic data. Also includes
links to education news sources and California-specific
The Plan Puebla-Panamá (PPP) is a mega-development
project for Southern Mexico and Central America promoted by
the governments of the region and the Inter-American Development
Bank. It has garnered strong opposition in the region. Includes
English and Spanish language resources.