MapLight’s Direction Forward
MapLight is proud to announce a new website and an expanded scope of work that includes promoting policies that reduce the influence of money in politics and give more power to people like you.
MapLight reveals funding behind repeal of Dodd-Frank reforms
Earlier this year, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling introduced the Financial CHOICE Act, a bill that would gut significant parts of the landmark Wall Street reform law passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. If passed, the measure would strip the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of many of its powers, requiring it … Continue reading "MapLight reveals funding behind repeal of Dodd-Frank reforms"
Voter’s Edge leads 74% of users to vote for more offices in 2016
Now that the dust has settled from the 2016 election, MapLight is pleased to share a detailed assessment of Voter’s Edge, our comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to federal, state, and local elections in California, Illinois, and New York.
MapLight on the national stage: Spokesperson for controversial Trump nominee labels our data “fake news”
In February, MapLight garnered national attention when a spokesperson for Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s contentious nominee for Labor Secretary, dismissed MapLight’s data on his client’s campaign contributions as “fake news.”
Voter’s Edge empowers 2.1 million users in 2016 elections
This year, thanks to Voter’s Edge, 2.1 million people in California, Illinois, and New York were able to find the information they needed to cast more informed votes in the primary and general elections.
MapLight follows the money behind CA’s record-breaking ballot measure campaigns
This election season, MapLight was hot on the trail of the money fueling California’s ballot measure campaigns. It was a record-breaking election in California: with 17 statewide initiatives up for consideration, on issues ranging from the death penalty to school funding and beyond, spending on ballot measures topped $446 million.
Tool built with CA Secretary of State cuts through ballot measure campaign noise
This fall, MapLight continued our collaboration with the California Secretary of State to launch the Quick Guide to Propositions, a user-friendly tool to help voters follow the money behind each of the 17 measures on the 2016 ballot.
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