MAPLight.org LA: uncovering campaign finances

Hey, part of the Sunlight Foundation network for government accountability and transparency is MAPLight.org, the investigative group that keeps track of big money interest group
campaign contributions and its corruptive influence on Congress.

Maplight has a new
government transparency site, MAPLight.org Los Angeles. The new site arms
users with campaign finance data allowing them to uncover detailed
information about special-interest contributions given to Los Angeles
elected officials, turning ordinary citizens into political watchdogs.


"Special interests would not be spending millions to fund politicians'
election campaigns unless they wanted something in return," said Daniel
Newman, MAPLight.org's executive director.

MAPLight.org Los Angeles shows what's possible in the emerging movement of
Web 2.0 government transparency.