Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
MAPLight.org Honored to be One of Eight Recipients of the 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism
August 06, 2008
August 6, 2008A note from the Judges about MAPLight.org: "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." Interactivity & Empowerment: Eight Innovators Place in 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism
June 26, 2008
June 30, 2008Time MagazineJeremy Caplan"Maplight merged CRP info with voting data from GovTrack.us to assess the 94 House Democrats who had originally opposed immunity...
June 09, 2008
June 8, 2008PC WorldHeather Havenstein"...the report cited the mashup MapLight.org , which combines the voting record of Congress with information about campaign donations to those members."
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...