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On the Issues

On The Issues or OnTheIssues is a non-partisan and non-profit organization providing information to voters about candidates, primarily via their web site. This organization was started in 1996, went non-profit in 2000, and is currently run primarily by volunteers.

The president and CEO of On the Issues is Naomi Lichtenberg. The editor-in-chief and content manager is Jesse Gordon. Their headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The mission of this organization is to help voters pick candidates "based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity." Their slogan is: "Every political leader on every issue." They obtain their information from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet.

OnTheIssues has a reputation for helping voters to make educated decisions. Among other things, they offer an online quiz "that aims to bring together the politically compatible – a wonk's version of an online dating service.

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