- "Once you’ve experienced this, it’s hard to be satisfied with the old, disconnected data. It’s like getting a first taste of salt."
Evan Hansen, Editor-in-Chief, Wired.com
- "Nobody has ever revealed the relationship between money given and votes cast to quite such a startling effect."
David Pogue, New York Times
- "Every taxpayer should take a hard look at this site. Never before have citizens been able to so easily track the influences on their elected officials.”
Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism
- “This is the most extraordinary use of technology I believe I have seen when it comes to politics."
Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC (video)
Media Reach by the Numbers
- 195 million people viewed, heard or saw our data since 2009 via print, broadcast and online news outlets
- Over 2.2 million unique website visitors since 2009
- Over 6,000 media citations in newspapers, TV, radio, websites and blogs since 2009 (highlights)
Research By the Numbers
- 3,698 bills and amendments researched
- $6,481,361,015 in contributions scrutinized
- 117 bills and amendments researched
- $379,638,032 in contributions scrutinized
- 151 bills and amendments researched
- $43,664,990 in contributions scrutinized
MapLight Wins Public Access to Lawmakers' Votes Database
In June 2009, MapLight and the First Amendment Coalition (FAC) settled their freedom of information lawsuit against the Office of Legislative Counsel of California, winning public access to California’s state database of how lawmakers vote. More...