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September's Project of the Month
This September, we highlight an exciting project brought to you by our State Legislative Project on state legislative scorecards.
Ballotpedia is in the process of developing an encyclopedic list of published scorecards. It is Ballotpedia’s goal to incorporate all available scorecards regardless of ideology or number. On Ballotpedia, we define scorecards as those produced by newspapers, interest groups, think tanks, partisan groups, 501c3s and 501c4s that provide relative rankings and covers all state or federal lawmakers. The goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive list of legislative scorecards for each state and to ensure that descriptions are unbiased and accurate. Have you seen a scorecard we've missed?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following in your e-mail:
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- The name of the organization
- The state
- The year or session the grades were given
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Welcome to our community! -- Ballotpedia editor
-- 15:06, 15 October 2013 (CDT)
Hello and welcome to Ballotpedia! Thank you for your first edits! I just wanted to point out our conflict on interest policy below. I look forward to more edits from you in the future! KaitlinE 18:27, 15 October 2013 (CDT)
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