OpenCongress's David Moore sez,
As Congress returns tomorrow to start a new session, the open-source OpenCongress.org is excited to announce a *major* update that puts every bill and vote at your fingertips. It's never been easier to track what's happening with your government.
Now on OpenCongress, you can build a personal profile of bills and people you're tracking, network with other users near and far, comment and vote on bills, and much more.
These brand-new "My OpenCongress" features place powerful tools for political participation in the hands of every user, using peer-to-peer communication to share the best information about Congress.
OpenCongress is a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan public resource with a mission to encourage civic engagement and enable people to track what's really happening in Congress. OpenCongress is a joint project of the Sunlight Foundation and the Participatory Politics Foundation.
More info about these new features, as well as pointers for some of the ways in which bloggers and issue-based groups can use them to keep their communities in touch with the latest from Congress, can be found on today's blog announcement linked above.
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