Facts Matter: Vote Smart Midwest Tour


Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about reliable voter information when Richard Kimball, President of Vote Smart, presents Facts Matter at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 20 at the Main Library, at a partnership program by The League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County and the Library.

When it comes to decision-making by our elected representatives, smart voters want the facts. But when even the sources we rely on for news aren't always reliable, getting a clear picture of what's in a particular piece of legislation—and whose interests it serves—isn't easy. That's where Vote Smart, a nonprofit voter advocacy organization respected across the political spectrum, comes in. With providing "free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans" as its stated mission, Vote Smart is dedicated to helping you become the most informed voter you can be.

Among the knowledge Dr. Kimball shares on November 20 (his only Indiana stop on this fall's tour) will be his introduction to On Point, a free new online tool offered by Vote Smart. You'll learn how On Point allows voters instant access to upcoming votes before Congress, as well as public remarks, special interest ratings, and campaign contributions related to any major issue.

Registration is not required to attend the event.