PAC Online Resources

 1. Congress.gov

 

2. Ballotpedia

3. OpenSecrets.org

We pursue our mission largely through our award-winning website, OpenSecrets.org, which is the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere. And for other organizations and news media, the Center’s exclusive data powers their online features tracking money in politics – counting cash to make change.

https://www.opensecrets.org/about/

4. LegiScan

Check out this site to track legislation in your state.

LegiScan launched in 2014 to support the release of the national data service, providing the nation’s first impartial real-time legislative tracking service designed for both public citizens and government affairs professionals across all sectors in organizations large and small.

https://legiscan.com/gaits/search?state=ALL&keyword=opioid

 

5. Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy. In addition to its vital ongoing work, ONDCP also provides administrative and financial support to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, established by Executive Order on March 29, 2017 by President Donald J. Trump.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/opioids/

 

6. JD Supra Law

 

7. Propublica: Nonprofit Explorer: Research Tax-Exempt Organizations

Propublica

Use this database to view summaries of 3 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations and see financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses. You can browse IRS data released since 2013 and access over 9.6 million tax filing documents going back as far as 2001.

 

8. Corporate Watch

Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis and training have supported people affected by corporations and those taking action for radical social change.

https://corporatewatch.org/about/

9. Bloomberg Search

Find People Search owns and operates a website for people search. It offers free results that include email addresses, mobile and land line phone numbers, current and previous mailing addresses and more.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=307775945

11. Drug Topics

Voice of the Pharmacist

http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/

 

12. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

 

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.

https://fair.org/topic/healthcare

13. Healthcare Conferences

Monitor Healthcare Conferences on Twitter

What do you get when you combine the world’s largest database of social healthcare conversations with the world’s largest database of healthcare influencers and power it all by machine learning?

The most fun and effortless path to understanding healthcare social media.

Join the conversation!

https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/tweet-chats/

 

14. Resist Bot

Text the word RESIST to Resistbot on TelegramMessengerTwitter or to 50409 on SMS* and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress, and deliver your message to them in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.

https://resist.bot/

https://ourrevolutionmn.com/bots-better-world-text-resist-50409/

15. Dollars for Docs

ProPublica

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2015.

Related Story: We’ve Updated Dollars for Docs. Here’s What’s New. »

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

 

16. Report Linker Data

Datasets from best open data sources statistical bodies, government agencies, and international organizations.

Opioids

https://www.reportlinker.com/data/search?q=opioids&sector=510766%2C6257%2C514683%2C514694&geo=717

Healthcare

The healthcare industry encompasses medical products and services used to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care. It also includes pharmaceutical manufacturers and health insurance firms. Health services are provided by hospitals, clinics, ambulatory health care providers, and nursing homes. It also includes patient transportation and diagnostic activities. Medical products can be divided into medical supply (including medical disposables and consumables), medical equipment (medical devices and appliances), and pharmaceuticals (generic, specialty medicines, and OTC (over-the-counter) drugs).The e-healthcare sector encompasses remote monitoring devices, patient data management, and analytic tools.

https://www.reportlinker.com/data/sector/6242

 

17. Community Toolbox

Now that you’ve decided you want to be a watchdog, and determined what kind of watchdog you want to be, what’s next?  Quite a bit, as it happens.  You have to know a great deal about the issue and the entities you’re concerned with, be constantly vigilant for information, and then do something effective with that information once you have it.

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/advocacy-research/act-as-watchdog/main

Conducting a Direct Action CampaignLearn how to use direct action tactics including providing personal testimony, educating decision makers, and registering voters.

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/direct-action

General Rules for Organizing for Legislative Advocacy 

Learn how to design and implement a legislative advocacy campaign, keyed to specific legislative targets and goals, to support and strengthen your work.

 http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/direct-action/legislative-advocacy/main

18. GuideStar

Better data.
Better decisions.
Better world.

Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available.

https://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx

 

19. Media Advocacy

Learn how to use media advocacy approaches including creating news stories and changing the media’s perspective on community issues.

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/media-advocacy

 

20. Beautiful Trouble

Direct Action

To shut things down; to open things up; to pressure a target; to re-imagine what’s possible; to intervene in a system; to empower people; to defend something good; to shine a spotlight on something bad.

http://beautifultrouble.org/tactic/direct-action/

 

21. Common Cause

Find Your Representatives

Here you can find your representatives, how to contact them, bills they’ve introduced, committees they serve on, and political contributions they’ve received. Enter your full address below to get started.

https://www.commoncause.org/find-your-representative/change-your-address/

 

22. Federal Election Commission (FEC)

See how candidates and committees raise and spend money in federal elections. This financial data helps voters make informed decisions.

https://www.fec.gov/data/

23. Open Payments Data (CMS)

Search Open Payments

The Open Payments Search Tool is used to search payments made by drug and medical device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals.

https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

24. Corporate Violation Tracker

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