With an estimated 85% of American adults online, Members of Congress should have good websites that effectively communicate with and serve citizens. The Gold Mouse Awards Project seeks to improve the online communications of Congress by identifying best and innovative practices that can be more widely adopted by House & Senate offices.
More than 10 years ago, CMF created the Gold Mouse Awards to recognize the best websites in Congress. Learn how and why this competition was started, and hear from Rep. Mike Honda, the only six-time award winner in Congress.
CMF is in search of a part-time Office Manager to join our team.
CMF is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its Members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry.
Our work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services.
Communicating with Congress The Internet forever changed how citizens and Congress interacts. The goal of this project is to facilitate a more meaningful democratic dialogue.
Gold Mouse Project
Inside the Hill
Life in Congress
21st Century Town Hall Meetings CMF seeks to continue our innovative work in this area by conducting comparative research on in-person town halls, online town halls, and telephone town halls.