Scout is a program from the Sunlight Foundation that notifies you when congress or state governments are discussing issues you care about. You enter key words into their database and sign up an e-mail address.
Sunlight is, in general, a great organization dedicated to government transparency and citizen education. Worth a look.
3) Nuns on the Bus
From the press release:
Catholic Sisters stand in solidarity with all who live in poverty, and we confront injustice and systems that cause suffering. We cannot stand by silently when the U.S. Congress considers further enriching the wealthiest Americans at the expense of struggling, impoverished families.
So what do these nuns do? They go on a bus tour from Iowa to D.C. to bring attention to poor families and how the Republican Ryan Budget would further hurt the lives of the poor in the US. There is even a section on their site on how the budget would hurt state-by-state.
That is a bedroom at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. The small hotel features 5 rooms that were given over to graphic design teams. The above was done by Tilt, a French graffiti artist.