This is a new website, currently in beta (which means testing to work out the bugs) and it is really quite well done. Ground floor stuff, folks, and totally worth a visit.
What is it? Part social networking site (you can “friend” people), when you create an account – which is a very quick and painless process – you enter your zip, identifying you with your congressional reps. The main gist of the site is that it lists all the bills currently active in the House and Senate and allows you to “vote on legislation, contact Congress by email, and compare your voting record with your Representatives.”
I love it. It’s an easy way to keep up to date with what’s currently going on in Congress with bills and your representatives and their voting records without wading through the density of the completely un-friendly .gov websites.
Give it a shot, but remember it’s brand new – there isn’t a gigantic population. Yet. I’m on board as rickyshambles.
(For the record, I am not pimpin’ anything here either; I found the link in a comment at Cause for Concern and think it has serious potential.)