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Causes: Citizen Participation, Education

Mission: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."

Results: ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at ProCon.org, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions. In 2016, our programs reached 27.8 million people, including students at more than 9,000 schools in all 50 states and 90 countries. Journalists have referenced ProCon.org in over 2,500 articles. Additionally, 34 US state governments, 17 US state departments of education, 23 foreign governments, and 22 US federal agencies have cited ProCon.org materials.

Target demographics: As many people, including students and seniors, as we can reach

Direct beneficiaries per year: 27.8 million readers. For every one dollar spent at ProCon.org, over 35 people get a free education on our website.

Geographic areas served: Everywhere people have access to the Internet

Programs: The pros and cons of 50+ issues at www.procon.org. You get nonpartisan content, free of charge, fully sourced, transparent, and with no agenda other than to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I am a high school librarian that woks with a very limited budget, and I steer students coming in to do research to ProCon.org as a reliable resource for information from both sides of the aisle. I post a link to the site on our library research webpage. Great work, ProCon!


Rating: 3

lets say that I am quite exsperiance with this thing called marajauna I have been using for the last 40years of my using it for recrational purposes at the same it would calm my everyday pain from knee injureys broken nose and on slaught of ageing mallidies as a 63 year old man this God given Herb should be able consumed by pepole that need the support that it gives the fact that more than 50% of the us is even consideing it that is maybe there something to do with maybe this is what demorcracy is all about that the majority wants it legal and what percentage doesn't they won't say but tey are in te position to say what they feel well its getting to the point where they ae not in the majority