In honor of Halloween, and with Election Day just four days away, we bring you a “monster mash-up” of tools and resources to help you connect how hot-button federal budget and spending issues play into this election. Read up before you vote and share with your friends!

Return of the Living Deadline

On December 11, the bill Congress passed to fund the government will expire. That means that shortly after the election, lawmakers must find a way to continuing funding the government by this deadline, or the nation will be faced with a government shutdown. We’ve laid out what different groups in Congress and the President have said they would prioritize for future spending.

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Election Day promises to be a nail-biter across the political spectrum, with several states seeing very close races. If you’re in a swing state (or any state, really) and want an overview of the landscape before voting, find out how federal spending is already affecting your state using our new State Smart website.

It’s Alive

Our live counter tracking how much we’ve spent to date on military action against ISIS quietly ticked past the $1 billion mark this week. If what we spend on war and military is important to you, check out our military and war voter’s guides, too.

 Frights & Fears

The government’s handling of the Ebola scare has become an important issue this election. What has the U.S. spent fighting Ebola? It seems nobody really knows. One thing we do know: it’s not a lot.

 No Tricks, All Treat

For a one-stop bag of treats, visit our Voter’s Guides to read up on 13 key election issues related to federal spending and revenue. We cover everything from debt and deficit to education to Social Security.

Don’t Be a Pumpkin: Vote!

Don’t forget to make time on Tuesday to vote. The new crop of legislators will be responsible for decisions that affect all of us, for building and maintaining public systems we all rely on every day, and for making investments that carry America firmly into the 21st century. Your vote counts.  Find your polling place here.

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Email us at or tweet to@natpriorities. We love to hear from you.

With thanks for all you do,

Abby, Becky, Doug, Jasmine, Jason, Jennifer, Kris, Lindsay, and Robin

By Published On: October 31st, 2014Comments Off on National Priorities Project: Monster Mash-Up of Tools/Resources for the Election and Beyond

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