Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
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."
January 17, 2008
January 17, 2008 - Sometimes you need to know the context of legislation to understand what a bill is really about. Now MAPLight.org provides this context with the launch of our new, interactive Links tab.The Links tab provides links to newspaper articles, research reports, blog postings, and other information about each bill.
June 12, 2007
June 12, 2007 - New York Times columnist David Pogue wrote a great profile of MAPLight.org on May 24, Following the Money Trail Online. Pogue writes, "nobody has ever revealed the relationship between money given and votes cast to quite such a startling effect."Writing for The Nation on June 11, writer Joan Hamilton compared me to Ralph Nader--and Harry Potter!