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TransparencyCamp ’11 Recap

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Last weekend's TransparencyCamp brought together about 250 government workers, software developers, investigative journalists, bloggers, students and open government advocates of all stripes to share stories, build relationships, and plan together to take on the challenges of building more open government. This year, TransparencyCamp also went global, bringing in 22 amazing transparency advocates from around the world to teach, learn and share with us here in the states.

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Lobby for a Special Interest: Yours

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Over the coming months -- and if necessary, years -- Sunlight will fiercely advocate for greater transparency and disclosure around lobbying, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. The first step is building legislation that closes the loopholes for lobbyists and makes the influence of special interests transparent to the public. You can see and comment on our first draft of it at PublicMarkup.org - it’s the Real Time Online Lobbying Transparency Act.

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What to do tonight in DC? Get Indecent with Sunlight!

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What to do tonight in DC? Get Indecent with Sunlight! In DC? Join Sunlight tonight at Indecent Disclosure, a fundraiser, happy hour, and all around transparency hootenanny taking over Madams Organ (2461 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009) between 5 and 9 PM. Why, you say? Well, for starters, we throw a great party, and we love meeting other folks interested in transparency and open government. The party will include drink specials, a raffle (you enter just by buying a ticket to the event itself!), and Constant Alarm, an awesome, new, local band in DC.

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