Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
June 06, 2008
June 5, 2008CNET-TV LiveBrian Cooley and Tom MerrittCNET-TV's Brian Cooley reveals how MAPLight.org provides citizens, journalists and activists with a Web 2.0 data mash up tool...
May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008 - We’re thrilled to celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our flagship U.S. Congress website and our new name, “MAPLight.org.” We launched in May 2007--hard to believe it’s been only a year.Your support has been a crucial part of our success! We would like to show our thanks by inviting you to our Open House in Berkeley, California...
The Votes are in ‘Mapping Money and Politics,’ MAPLight.org’s Project Entry into the NetSquared Mashup Challenge, is a Finalist!
April 17, 2008
April 17, 2008 - The 3rd annual TechSoup NetSquared Conference continues in the tradition of “remixing the Web for social change." This year’s event focuses on mashups and how this technology is driving a wave of opportunities (and challenges) for nonprofit organizations to leverage the sea of information on the Web to create change.Mapping Money and Politics, a research project developed by MAPLight.org's research team...
April 08, 2008
MAPLight.org Chosen as Finalist for Prestigious Stockholm Challenge Award August 4, 2008 - MAPLight.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization illuminating the connection between money and politics, is honored to announce that it has been chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Stockholm Challenge Award. The award, designed to inspire and challenge information and technology industries to develop solutions...
eWeek: Money and Politics Intersect, Small Company's Mashup Shows How Campaign Contributions Influence Votes by Renee Ferguson
April 02, 2008
April 7, 2008eWeekRenee FergusonDuring the Watergate scandal that eventually toppled President Richard Nixon...
March 18, 2008
March 18, 2008
March 16, 2008 - "Things in California aren't that bad – or are they? In 2006, TakeBackCA.org (a political watchdog group in Berkeley that is now known as MAPLight) asked the Legislature for a database of its votes...The Office of Legislative Counsel responded with a masterpiece of legalese, but it boiled down to this: The law doesn't prohibit us from giving you the database, but it doesn't require us to, either. So you're out of luck."