Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Voter Information Services

  • Reading, MA
  • http://www.vis.org

Mission Statement

VIS uses the Internet and other state-of-the-art information technologies to promote accountability in the government by providing voters with easy-to-use, accurate, and affordable information about their elected officials. Initially, our focus is on the U.S. Congress.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Congressional Report Cards

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Hubert Hubik

Keywords

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voter education, democracy, government accountability,U.S. Congress,

EIN

04-3259572

 Number

5491505041

Also Known As

VIS

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

VIS collects data from a variety of public sources and publishes reports based on this data on its Web site http://www.vis.org. The reports are called Congressional Report Cards and they allow the user to compare the position on legislation of members of the U.S. Congress and a variety (over 60) public interest and advocacy groups.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Congressional Report Cards

An easy-to-use, non-partisan web site that allow interested citizen to learn about the legislation supported by each member of the U.S. Congress and the impact of the legislation on our lives. The web site address is http://CongressionalReportCards.org

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

20,000

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Voter Information Services

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Hubert Hubik

BIO

Hubert Hubik, VIS founder, has extensive experience as a software developer in private sector.

Governance

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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