LOGIN SIGN UP

  • Log In With Twitter
  • Log In With Facebook
1-888-VOTESMART

or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

[x] close
Print

Media

Intern Spotlight: Zach Holden

24 October 2012

 


Where are you from and what school did you attend?

I grew up right outside Detroit, in Royal Oak, MI, although I live in Clinton, UT now. I went to school at Kalamazoo College.


What did you study?

I studied Political Science with an emphasis on political theory and on comparative politics.


What is your typical day like?

My typical day is spent in the PVS offices, conducting research. Originally, I worked in our VoteEasy department, so I spent the day researching where congressional candidates stand on the pressing issues of the day, using whatever past statements I could dig up. Now that VoteEasy research is completed, I'm engaged in a plethora of research tasks, mostly geared around getting as much info about state legislative candidates in the database.


What special projects are you working on?

I'm currently working on inputting the endorsements of various state-level special interest groups and occasionally helping Steve, our maintenance wizard, split enough wood to keep the ranch from freezing over come winter.
 

How do you think this internship will help you in the future?

This internship has been a great professional experience- I've gained research skills and valuable workplace experience that will assurdely be an asset as I search for my next opportunity.


Why do you feel Project Vote Smart is important?

Vote Smart is important because the average voter faces a strange paradox: there is simultaneously far too little information on candidates and far too much. Far too little in the sense it's alarmingly hard to find out where the average candidate stands on crucial issues; far too much in the sense in that the root of this difficulty is the astounding amount of trivial or irrelevant information that obscures the important stuff. Through the PCT and VoteEasy, VoteSmart cuts through the informational chaff and allows voters to easily see what candidates actually believe.



For more information on our National Internship Program, click here...


Related tags: blog, internship

Comments

1 andy su says...

Posted on October 26, 2012 @ 7:36 a.m.

Chongqing thing means that quite a large party discipline and judicial handling capacity. In a time of seven or eight months, the isabel marant sneakers has completed the the thin valley open to the investigation of the case of homicide and Wang Lijun trial, and now basically completed Bo isabel marant sneakers , Party and administrative sanctions, and the thin case transferred to judicial isabel marant sneakers . Verify this process central to the ability to reach a consensus on major issues, and also verify that this country forward towards the direction of the rule of law is indeed irreversible.

The thin case is a member of the Politburo level of isabel marant sneakers officials sacked first meet with the the microblogging level of Internet interactive platform, information dissemination circumvent keywords peaked online opinions scene,. But careful observation can be found, the central consensus and the judicial isabel marant sneakers online is actually in the isabel marant sneakers online of the whole society is undergoing profound impact central consensus in expanding into the Chinese community isabel marant sneakers online .

Eighteen Congress comes just as China is facing various challenges are outstanding, but at least part of this prominent impression of Chinese public opinion open. In fact, every time isabel marant sneakers online Congress are facing a number of challenges, both face opportunities. Compared to the previous isabel marant sneakers online of the congress prior to the convening of the current situation there is a qualitative special urgency is not objective.

2 yun haung says...

Posted on October 29, 2012 @ 12:52 a.m.

Canada Goose parka Canada Goose 2012 Canada Goose Jackets www.canadagoosejacketoutletx.com Canada Goose Jacket Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Outlet www.cgjacket2012.com Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Sale www.cgparka2u.com Canada Goose 2012 Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Chilliwack Canada Goose Outlet www.canadagoosejacket2012x.com Canada Goose Sale www.canadagoosejacketx2u.com Click here Isabel Marant Sneakers Isabel Marant Boots www.isabelmarantsfr.eu Isabel Marant Isabel Marant Sneakers www.isabellemarant.eu

Comments are closed.

Comments have been closed for this post.

gipoco.com is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.