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Texas, Wisconsin, and Louisiana webinars--seeking your input on government transparency tools

August 21, 2009 -, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, is considering the development of new transparency websites for Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas to shine a light on campaign money given to state politicians and how those politicians vote. If you are a resident of one of these states, or a nonprofit group, foundation, journalist, or blogger with operations there, we want your input. Releases 'OpenSecrets Open Data' Software

July 28, 2009 - is committed to supporting the open source community as well as the greater government transparency movement. We are pleased to announce the release of new software to help the sharing and use of data about money and politics.

With the hard work of programmer Neil Drumm and encouragement from the Center for Responsive Politics (‘CRP’)... Mapping Money and Politics Data Mashup Project Featured in The Economist

June 4, 2009

The Economist
Jeanette Borzo

Read the article: Mapping a Better World Receives James Madison Freedom of Information Award from Society of Professional Journalists - NorCal Chapter

March 2, 2009

You're invited!

The awards banquet will be held on March 18, 2009, at the New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis Street in San Francisco, CA. Reserve your ticket now! (See below for more details.)

ABC-7 TV: Local Organization Tracks Money and Politics by Mark Matthews

September 15, 2008


The turmoil on Wall Street is fueling political attacks, but so far it's done nothing to help consumers with credit problems.