At Sunlight, we believe you shouldn’t have to go to an office in Washington, D.C. or your state capitol to access information about your government or how your elected officials are representing you. Information about your government -- and those who are trying to influence it with lobbying, campaign contributions and more -- should be at your fingertips, online, disclosed in real time.
In pursuit of that vision, we build tools to help bring you vital information so you can better engage with your government. We expand the availability of political and government data and provide critical infrastructure to many other groups, innovators and app-builders to power their own sites and tools. We empower journalists with tools, training and new real-time disclosures on influence and money in politics and play a vital role in helping the media understand the current political landscape -- and how to investigate it using databases like our flagship Influence Explorer site that aggregates campaign finance, lobbying and other accountability data.
With your help, we will redefine government for the Internet age. Please stand with us.
Would you like to create a more open and transparent government? We're using Crowdmap and Meetup to organize and share information of upcoming events, trainings and open government groups around the country. We need your help finding more!
If you know of an open government event, training or group, please share that information with us. If you want to start your own event, you can check out our Meetup page to find like-minded transparency advocates and make some offline connections. Whether it's a hackathon or happy hour, you can help build the movement for transparency right in your own town.Find Nearby Events