Congratulations on registering for iGovern! Here is information essential to your success at each iGovern experiance.

Welcome to Congress!

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Congress. As you are aware the camp includes a presidential campaign, the U.S. House and Senate, and a real time crisis.  The House of Representatives will have the same powers as the U.S. House, and the Senate will have the same powers as the U.S. Senate. All legislation will have to pass both houses of Congress to be sent to the President, just like real life.

Welcome to the Federal Election Commision

In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.  In 2005 the FEC was expanded to include the Generation Joshua iGovern Summer Camp under the subcommission of the iGovern Election Commission (iGEC).  Congress determined that a disproportionately large number of future leaders attended iGovern and decided they should be exposed to the difficulties of campaigning early in their experience.*

Regulations and FEC Documentation

Form PAC-0 - Form PAC-1 - Form PAC-1 Example

Form PP-0 - Form PP-1 - Form PP-1 Example

Form MC-0 - Form MC-1- Form MC-1 Example

iGEC Campaign Guide


* Disclaimer: Not to underestimate you, but this is sarcasm, folks. We are not the FEC.

Research Suggestions

As is tradition each year, iGovern presents a challenge designed for you to wrestle with.  This year you will have to discover what it means to have a government that is open and free.  We are looking forward to seeing you at iGovern!

 - Mr. G  

iGovern Director

Legislative Resources

This is your one stop shop to prep for life in the legislature.

First, you'll want to check out the iGovern Handbook for whichever camp you registered for. There, you'll find the basic scenario that you will be participating in. (Make sure you get the right handbook, as they are different)

Once you've adjusted to the idea that you are a member of congress, review the following links for helpful resources.

1. Sample Bill

2. Analyzing Legislation - A how to guide

3. Robert's Rules Online (the rules by which congress is run)

4. iGovern Senate Rules (The official rules of the iGovern Senate)

5. iGovern House Rules (The Official Rules of the iGovern House)