Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
May 26, 2010
Fast Company magazine has just released the names of their 100 Most Creative People in Business in their June issue - and we're honored and excited to announce that Dan Newman, MAPLight.org co-founder and executive director, has been named to the list!
March 16, 2010
After a year of work, we’re thrilled that this week, Sunshine Week, we have launched an all-new version of our website shining a light on money and influence in Congress. All our improvements were the result of listening to what you, our users, wanted. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support!
February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010 - At a time when President Barack Obama has declared that he is committed to creating "an unprecedented level of openness" in government and political candidates at all levels rush to place themselves on the side of "transparency," what is open government? What are the tools and new perspectives needed to bring it about? Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency and Participation in Practice...
January 07, 2010
January 7, 2010 - Missed our latest webinar event? Watch and listen to the recording, now available online:MAPLight.org 101: Introduction to MAPLight.orgJanuary 6, 2010 25 minutes
October 02, 2009
October 2, 2009 - The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch project, Spot.Us, MAPLight.org, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, and the Sunlight Foundation have teamed up to sponsor the first California Data Camp & DataSF App Contest on November 7, 2009.The one day gathering is open to developers, journalists, community organizers, policy wonks, students and others ...
August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009 - MAPLight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, is considering the development of new transparency websites for Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas to shine a light on campaign money given to state politicians and how those politicians vote. If you are a resident of one of these states, or a nonprofit group, foundation, journalist, or blogger with operations there, we want your input.
July 23, 2009
July 28, 2009 - MAPLight.org is committed to supporting the open source community as well as the greater government transparency movement. We are pleased to announce the release of new software to help the sharing and use of data about money and politics.With the hard work of programmer Neil Drumm and encouragement from the Center for Responsive Politics (‘CRP’)...