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The state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) are nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest advocacy organizations. U.S. PIRG is the national advocacy office for state PIRGs across the country. With a combination of professional expertise, citizen power, and dogged persistence, the state PIRGs and U.S. PIRG work to preserve the environment, protect consumers, and promote good government.
Since 1994, the annual Congressional Scorecard has been one of the many citizenship tools used by U.S. PIRG and the state PIRGs to preserve the environment, protect consumers, and revitalize participation in our democratic process. Going door-to-door in cities and towns across the country, U.S. PIRG and state PIRG staff are distributing this year’s Scorecard to one million households.
The 2003 Scorecard looks at the most important public interest votes taken between March 1, 2001 and February 13, 2003 in the House and the Senate. These votes determined the direction of policy on critical issues, ranging from environmental health to campaign finance reform to consumer protections. Online scorecard archives: 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002
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May 29, 2003