There are several ways you can connect with us to help in our efforts to make our government more open and transparent. Making sure that our government is accountable is not a spectator sport. That’s why we have made it easy for you to get involved in the political process that governs our democracy. See how you can take action below.
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.
Download our Sunlight Events Sponsorship Toolkit for details on event sponsorship and data resources to use at your event.
Feel free to email us directly if you need help with planning or promoting.
See what people are doing around the country to promote government transparencySandra Moscoso Washington, D.C.
Sandra Moscoso is an OpenGov Champion who works in her local community in the neighborhood of Capitol Hill, Washington DC to open up DC Public School data. One of the issues she is working on is restoring funding for school librarians by showing through data how essential they are. As a mom of two public school students, she is a member of the Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization (CHPSPO), which looks to improve the local school system by organizing rallies and bake sales, restoring school buildings and talking to city officials. Sandra is often very hands-on in these activities, but her biggest personal mission with CHPSPO has been introducing the use of open government data as a basis in all they do.Continue reading and discover more champions
Are you doing unique work in your community to make your government more transparent? Maybe you are actively involved in creating special projects that are opening up your local government. We believe that you can spur transparency in your hometown by taking action to demand for openness.
Write a guest blog and share your experience with us and the rest of the world. Some of our guest bloggers are citizen activists, website developers, teachers, journalists and local bloggers like you who are unlocking their governments through the work they are doing.
Interested in writing a guest blog for Sunlight? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our airwaves are flooding with political ads bought by secret groups using their fortunes to infiltrate our democracy. Say no to influencing your vote.
Volunteers across the nation are uploading political ad files and shining a light on the unknown donors trying to push their agendas. Help us put transparency in phrases like “responsible for the content of this message” and “I approve this message” by becoming a Political Ad Sleuth.