New MapLight Topic Pages Tool Aids Transparency

Mar 15, 2012


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MapLight created a new tool to monitor legislation in the U.S. Congress and California and Wisconsin state legislatures. Topic Pages provides a snapshot view of bills by issue area -- such as technology and communications or environmental protection -- and the campaign contributions from organizations seeking to influence those bills.

Topic Pages also includes insight to industry groups that support or oppose issue-specific legislation as well as lists legislators who receive campaign contributions from interests associated with the issue area.

Users can receive real-time updates via RSS feed or by embedding a topic page widget on a blog or website. MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) research organization; its mission is to reveal money's influence on politics.

(www.maplight.org)