ProCon.org has been referenced by 31 international governments (includes inter-governmental organizations, dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty), 25 US federal entities, and 37 US state governments. We have not listed local government use.
The New South Wales Government Department of Health listed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on its website page “Medical Cannabis: USA” in the section “Federal: Legislation in Court Decisions and Commentaries” as a resource for learning about medical marijuana.
Dec. 28, 2009
The Victoria State Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) listed ProCon.org on its website as a learning resource for “both sides of current and perennial issues.”
Apr. 17, 2014
The Government of Bermuda commissioned a report on cannabis reform, prepared by the Cannabis Reform Collaborative, titled “An Analysis of Cannabis Reform in Bermuda.” The report referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 23.
The Canadian National Council of Welfare linked to an article by the American Medical Association on Health Care Reform ProCon.org in the “American Studies” section of its website page “The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty.”
The German National Institute for Education Development lists several ProCon.org websites on its National Education Server Baden-Württemberg website page “Essay Writing and Connective Phrases,” as resources for teaching composition and argumentative essay writing.
The Palestinian Delegation in Argentina serves as an embassy representing the Palestinian territories to the Argentine government and people. Its website links to ProCon.org, and reproduces (in spanish) our Israeli-Palestinian conflict death chart.
The Government of Portugal’s Food and Economic Safety Authority cited ProCon.org’s Lactose Intolerance by Ethnicity and Region resource in its June 2013 publication “Risks and Food: Milk and Milk Products.”
ProCon.org was referenced by the US Department of Labor (DOL) on Feb. 25, 2015 in the Federal Register (vol. 80, no. 37). DOL’s Wage and Hour Division revised the definition of “spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act in light of the US Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision, which found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. The reference stated: “There are a number of organizations focused on providing up-to-date information on the status of same-sex marriages in the 50 States within the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Some examples of organizations that provide this information include https://www.freedomtomarry.org/states/ and https://gaymarriage.procon.org/. Because such information is readily available, the Department does not believe that it is necessary at this time to provide such information on its own Web site.”
The Information Resource Center of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States, Jakarta referenced 2012 Election ProCon.org in their “U.S. Elections 2012” information package. The source lists ProCon.org under “Issue Concerned Voters.”
ProCon.org was highlighted in the Congressional Record when Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ) honored ProCon.org by reading a glowing statement about the organization on the floor of the US House of Representatives.
The White House linked to Immigration ProCon.org on page 13 of its May 2011 Immigration Blueprint, “Building a 21st Century Immigration System” in a section referencing income taxes paid by undocumented immigrants.
The United States Consulate General in Leipzig Germany provided a link to ProCon.org in the “Topics” section (page 2) of its information sheet “Researching the USA.”
The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy Executive Office of the President quoted from an email sent to ProCon.org by the American Medical Association (AMA) in its “Medical Marijuana Fact Sheet.” The AMA quote was used to bolster the case against legalizing medicinal use of Marijuana.
The Library of Congress honored ProCon.org by requesting permission to archive three of our websites (ProCon.org, 2008 Election ProCon.org, and US Iraq ProCon.org) because The Library of Congress considered our three sites “materials of historical importance to the Congress and to the American people.”
The California State Board of Equalization used Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a source for the legislative bill analysis for Senate Bill 148, which would allow the Board of Equalization or California counties to make arrangements to accept cash payments from marijuana-related businesses.
Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, sent ProCon.org an email stating: “As someone who uses procon.org personally, I see the great value it can bring to California’s students, teachers, and librarians. This free educational resource helps students develop vital 21st century skills such as critical thinking and civics education. It also helps them learn about important issues, and is consistent with Common Core and the findings of my Education Technology Task Force.”
Jack O’Conell, Superintendent of Public Instruction at the California Department of Education (CDE), promoted ProCon.org as a resource for use in classrooms across the state by posting an entry about ProCon.org on page 3 of his “July Highlights” on the CDE website titled “Nonprofit Educational Web Site Prides Itself on Lack of Partiality.”
California State Senator Loni Hancock utilized Felon Voting ProCon.org on page 4 of her written analysis of Senate Bill 370 as a source for information on felon voting laws across the United States.
The Connecticut State Department of Education listed ProCon.org as a Tier 1 Writing Instructional Resource in its publication “Using Accountability Results to Guide Improvement.” [The reference remained in the updated Feb. 2018 version of the same report].
The Delaware State Council for Persons with Disabilities reproduced Felon Voting ProCon.org’s “State Felon Voting Laws” chart in a memorandum to all members of the Delaware State Senate and House of Representatives concerning HB 10 – a Constitutional Amendment to eliminate the five year waiting period before felons are eligible to vote after completion of their sentence.
Jason Glass, PhD, Iowa Department of Education Director, sent ProCon.org an email stating: “Both as a classroom teacher and as a state education chief, I’ve always found great value in honestly weighing an issue from all sides before taking a position or making a decision. The toughest questions we face rarely come with easy or simple answers and the ability to see things from multiple perspectives, and clearly articulate competing ideas, solidly improves the probability of making the best call. While our students need a solid foundation in academic basics, they also need the kind of critical thinking and decision making that is fostered through looking at issues with the methods demonstrated at ProCon.org. This website is an invaluable teaching tool for educators, and more importantly, future citizens.”
Aug. 12, 2009
The State of Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy reprinted Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s “Top Ten Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana” resource on page 5 of their information sheet “Marijuana as ‘Medicine’? Additional Information.”
The Kentucky Department of Education cited ProCon.org on page 4 of its Mar. 2013 publication “Kentucky Literacy Link.”
The Maine Department of Education referenced 2012 Election ProCon.org on its webpage “Social Studies News and Updates” as an educational resource for learning about elections to be used in its “United States Senate Youth Program.”
The Mississippi State Board of Education Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations linked to ProCon.org in an example of a classroom lesson on page 670 of its “2014 Mississippi Business and Technology Framework publication.” The lesson referred to ProCon.org as an “excellent web site to choose issues.”
May 15, 2008
The Office of Career and Technical Education of the Mississippi Department of Education cited ProCon.org in its publication “Business Fundamentals.”
Feb. 17, 2011
The Montana Senate re-printed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s “Historical Timeline,” and submitted it as an exhibit during a hearing on SB 336, a bill to “revise medical marijuana laws to authorize PTSD for coverage.”
Feb. 26, 2018
The Missouri Committee on Legislative Research refers to ProCon.org’s “Number of Legal Marijuana Patients” resource in its “Fiscal Note” on House Bill 1441 which permits the use of hemp oil for the treatment of certain impairments.
Oct. 6, 2011
The New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education lists ProCon.org on its “Educator Portal – Mentors” webpage for adult education teachers. The entry on ProCon.org, written by Debby Kanner, describes ProCon.org as an “excellent website for stimulating discussion, prompting essay or letter writing, and providing statistics for use… this site is invaluable for ease of access in preparing for debates.”
Oct. 6, 2010
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a resource for further information on page 1 of its Oct. 6, 2010 press release, “DHSS Releases Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana,” announcing the publication of the state of New Jersey’s draft rules for medicinal marijuana.
Jan. 28, 2010
The State of New Mexico cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 2 of its “Fiscal Impact Report” on the Medical Marijuana Tax Act.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, cited Obesity ProCon.org in her Feb. 2012 report, “Gaining Costs, Losing Time: The Obesity Crisis in Texas.” The report cited Obesity ProCon.org in Endnotes number 3 and 11.
The Vermont Agency of Education listed ProCon.org on its English Language Arts Literacy page under the section on “Grades 6-12 ELA-Literacy Common Core Resources” and described ProCon.org as a “resource for critical thinking and the argumentative process used across secondary content areas.”
The Virginia Department of Education cited Death Penalty ProCon.org in its teachers guide “Sample Text-Dependent Questions: High School Level.” In example #12, the guide suggests using Death Penalty ProCon.org as a source for student persuasive essay writing and for learning argumentation.
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[Editor’s Note: The MLA citation style requires double spacing within entries.]
Turabian (9th ed.):
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