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OC at Transparency Camp 2013

May 1, 2013 - by David Moore

This weekend in D.C. - it's the "un-conference" of the year for #opengov heads & civic engagement developers. That would be Transparency Camp, organized by the Sunlight Foundation.

David from OC & PPF will be there to demo our next major project: OpenGovernment.org - for city- and state-level government engagement.

See more ideas on the schedule & see you in D.C. this weekend & follow along on micropublishing. Click through for more sessions about which I'm excited.

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Explore Political Influence in One Click

September 17, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Sunlight Foundation has just launched their latest tool for getting at the web of influence surrounding our elected officials, and it's definitely worth checking out -- Influence Explorer. It's a dirt simple way to get all the key info on the connections, financial or otherwise, between politicians, organizations and powerful people at both the state and federal level.

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GOP Takes Out Their HCR Frustration on Open Gov

March 23, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

We already know that the Republicans have vowed to be as uncooperative as possible during consideration of the budget reconciliation bill to amend the health care bill. This afternoon, while Sunlight Foundation's Ellen Miller was testifying at a Senate subcommittee hearing on "removing the shroud of secrecy: making government more transparent and accountable," Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] interrupted to say that the Republicans had put a hold on the hearing. Click through for the video, the testimony, and news coverage ::

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Put Public Information Online

March 17, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Many people are familiar with the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, which forces government agencies to disclose certain types of undisclosed information. But what about the government data lying around that's technically public but not easily available? This is where our colleagues at the Sunlight Foundation come in.

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