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The current U.S. Congress is broken and corrupt. By broken, we mean the un-democratic rules of the U.S. Senate have crashed the system. By corrupt, we don't mean one party or another -- the ethics of the institution itself have crumbled in the wave of money in politics. We're working to fix it, as part of the reform community. And we have a good start, but there's a lot yet to do.

For us, it all comes down to this basic point: transparency, and only total transparency, breeds public trust. Click through to see examples and successful use cases of how people have used OpenCongress over the past year for greater transparency in our government and to get involved with Congress on the issues of health care reform, financial reform, and unemployment benefits. Then, please support our non-profit work with a tax-deductible donation.

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Announcing Our First-Ever Donation Drive

July 28, 2010 - by David Moore

For the first time ever, we're asking for your donation to keep OpenCongress up and running.

OpenCongress is a non-profit project leading the fight for open and accountable government. We provide OpenCongress as an independent public resource, 100% free and open-source.

If you believe in transparent government, please support our work with a tax-deductible donation. With your help, we'll keep fixing what's broken with Congress: Donate Now.

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