On Sept. 17, we received an email from a "legal administrator" asking Sunlight to remove the Deloitte logo from three pages at InfluenceExplorer.com. With the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, we responded: Nope.Continue reading
We finally gave Congress email addresses
OpenCongress has a new feature: email addresses for your representatives. This simple capability has been years in the making thanks to the hoops that our legislators make citizens jump through.Continue reading
How Sunlight, EFF and 150 civic hackers reverse-engineered Congress’ email system in two days
It's long dismayed us that Congress doesn't provide an easy or straightforward way to contact lawmakers directly - but all that changed when 150 civic hackers tackled this important problem.Continue reading
What does California have against transparency in local government?
The California legislature is on the brink of cutting local governments loose from compliance to public records requests. If signed... View ArticleContinue reading