In less than 2 days, over a holiday weekend, YOU have completed the research on the first step of our first major distributed research assignment — Congress’s Family Business. While we still have to verify the work, it appears that 16 current lawmakers are employing spouses in their campaigns. We’ll be back to you as soon as we can with our final calculations!(we might even break some news with this.) No doubt, Bill will check in later in the day with some more of the details — like how many folks participated in the project, etc.
So much for what people here in Washington say about the cynicism of the public! Anyone who believes that citizens don’t want to get involved in monitoring what their representiatives do here in Washington has just been proven wrong.
This is a great day for all of us — for you and for Sunlight. You’ve just proven us right about how to use new technologies and the Internet to engage us all in our democracy.