Accountability and personal involvement by means of looking out for one another, as well as ourselves is not a new idea… just a forgotten one.
Our society has become desensitized to violent behavior while promoting avoidance when observing or being exposed to uncomfortable situations. Ignore it and it will go away; or, it’s not my business to get involved. And so we oftentimes move on while looking the other way.
It’s of my belief and opinion that one person CAN make a difference. With the use of the Internet, becoming involved can be easy! The problem arises as to where and how to find reliable resources and support when looking to become involved. Perhaps the information I have researched and provided below will be of some help.
The resources shown below are not complete but do offer a good point of reference. I hope this article can instill a spark which eventually turns into a blazing flame of hope!
INDIVIDUAL – PERSONAL
It only takes one person to start change. You can begin with an online petition to get your message heard. Change.org a free and easy way to start a petition and make your voice heard by government and business leaders all over the world.
We the People
This website provides a means for all Americans to engage their government on the issues that matter to them through the development of a new platform. This platform gives all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a wide-range of issues affecting our nation.
Causes was built to create change. If you have ever thought about organizing a boycott, creating a petition, or raising money for a good cause, you’ve found a good source. Causes.com is a free online platform that provides easy-to-use tools for creating change.
We look to strengthen communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.
Get Involved is a national campaign encouraging the nation’s 77 million baby boomers to “Get Involved” in their communities through volunteer service.
Fraudulent activities should always be reported to your local law enforcement office. Included is information on specific types of fraud complaints and how to report them.
OIG — Identity Theft & Abuse
OIG came about as a result of the Watergate scandal as a means of ensuring integrity and accountability in the Executive Branch (including SSA) as an effective means to report identity theft, fraud, waste and abuse.
Expose rip-offs and injustices. Confront the industries and politicians responsible. Change the world by taking action now! At Consumer Watchdog, we investigate, advocate, mobilize and litigate.
Start an awareness campaign about your cause. Do Something.org is the country’s largest nonprofit for young people and social change. Campaigns include: Bullying, homelessness, cancer and the lists goes on.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is the voice for animals. Get involved through online activism, report animal abuse and checkout their advocacy center.
USO – Get Involved
Get involved; make a difference to troops and their families. Their Mission: The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families with help from individuals such as yourself.
Neighborhood Watch Program
USAonWatch® empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. The goal of this website is to provide information, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens.
Since 2003, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has closely monitored government ethics, bringing egregious conduct to light and holding public officials accountable for their misconduct.
Whether you have 5 minutes or more time to spare, we’ve got a way for you to make your mark in this world! Our strength lies in collective action. We help individuals around the world whose human rights are being violated.
Government Accountability Project (GAP)
The Government Accountability Project’s mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists.
Federal Whistleblower Protection Program
The Whistleblower Protection Program was established to ensure that employees and applicants who disclose allegations of serious wrongdoing or gross mismanagement are free from fear of reprisal for their disclosures.
National Whistleblower Center (NWC)
The National Whistleblowers Center is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting employees’ lawful disclosure of waste, fraud and abuse.
GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY & ORGANIZATONS
Activism – Government: Watchdog Organizations
Connecting like-minded people to resource links while helping to promote participation and accountability
The Center for Media and Democracy publishes SourceWatch for citizens and journalists looking for documented information about the corporations, industries and people trying to influence public policy and public opinion.
This website was created to help facilitate research by concerned citizens working toward taking back our country. This can be accomplished by joining together to root out and expose those who seek to corrupt our government and control our lives.
The Common Cause website is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political arena.
Report fraud and abuse here. Medicare fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies you have never received. Medicare fraud costs Medicare a lot of money each year… your money!
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill
the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2