New website from MapLight makes it easier to investigate dark money
In May, MapLight launched Dark Money Watch, an online hub for information about election spending by groups that don’t disclose their donors. The site explains how dark money works, profiles the key players involved with it, and includes a comprehensive guide to sources of data for investigating dark money.
Introducing Dark Money Watch, a Project of MapLight
MapLight is combining the top online resources on secret political spending with our own reporting to provide a hub for information about "dark money," a growing force in our democracy. Dark Money Watch, features profiles of dark money groups, the latest news coverage related to dark money and a searchable database of research and tools for users to easily explore the sources and targets of dark money spending. We invite you to learn more by exploring the website and following Dark Money Watch on Facebook and Twitter.
Celebrating a Decade of MapLight!
Today MapLight celebrates a milestone: 10 years of shining light on our broken system of money-dominated politics.
MapLight reveals oil and gas influence behind Keystone XL
As the years-long debate over the Keystone XL pipeline continued in Congress, MapLight ensured that money’s influence was part of the national conversation.
MapLight Releases Voter’s Edge Assessment to Inform Voter Information Field
In 2014, more than one million voters visited MapLight’s nonpartisan voting information site Voter’s Edge. This nonpartisan guide to candidates and ballot measures provided voters with campaign finance data, candidate biographies, and other meaningful information about national and state elections in all 50 states.
MapLight Launches Federal Lobbying Database
MapLight is pleased to announce the launch of its new federal lobbying database. MapLight's searchable dataset on federal lobbying is made freely available through both a Web interface and a CSV downloadable format, and provides timely information on unions, companies, and organizations that are lobbying the federal government.
Earn $5 for MapLight by Sharing on Facebook or Twitter
MapLight is now featured in the Giving Library, a new service helping us tell our story to potential supporters through video. And if you take 1 minute to spread the word about our work to get money out of politics, they'll give us $5!
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