Last chance training on Aug. 13 to help you follow the money in 2014 elections

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Sunlight and the Asian American Journalists Association on Aug. 13 will offer one of the last chances to get hands-on, in-person training on a whole host of new and improved money-in-politics tracking tools before the labor day kickoff of the 2014 midterm elections. The four hour session will run 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (all times EST) and will be held in meeting room 14 at the Renaissance Hotel at 999 Ninth St. NW, here in Washington, D.C.

Join Sunlight staff, including Lindsay Young, Peter Olsen-Phillips, Palmer Gibbs, Jacob Fenton, and Bill Allison as we guide you through a series of tools that will help you find the latest information on campaigns, parties, super PACs and outside spenders of every description. Follow the fundraising by members of Congress, dig into the agendas of deep pocketed donors and track the television ads bought by political players. We’ll also show you how you can use these tools well beyond the election to get the inside view of what businesses want in Washington.

Register for the event here.

There’s more money to follow in elections than ever before. Super PACs, political nonprofits and now, in the wake of the McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission decision by the Supreme Court, joint fundraising committees that can take in million dollar checks from well-heeled donors. And campaigns and parties are raising huge sums of money themselves to keep up. Learn about the tools that can help you keep pace with it all.