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MAPLight.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization tracking money and politics in U.S. Congress and several cities and states. The organization publishes a free public database linking together money and politics data sources, including campaign contributions to politicians, how politicians vote on bills, and support and opposition to legislation. MAPLight.org uses an in-house research team plus data sources including the National Institute on Money in State Politics, the Center for Responsive Politics, and Govtrack.us.

In September 2008 MAPLight.org won a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism, Honorable Mention. MAPLight.org was one of five 2008 Webby Award nominees for best politics website.

MAPLight.org is a grantee of the Sunlight Foundation.

References

  • "Following the Money Trail Online" by David Pogue, New York Times [1]
  • "Politics Watchdog Follows the Money Online" by Joan Hamilton, The Nation [2]
  • "Elect IT: Technology and the Democratic Process" by Lindsay Edmonds Wickman, Certification Magazine [3]

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