"MAPLight.org, the award-winning nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization dedicated to illuminating the connection between money and politics, has launched a new web site which shines the light of transparency and accountability in powerful ways as never before. The new site is being launched during Sunshine Week, a nonpartisan, national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. MAPLight.org users will find on the new site robust tools to
- illuminate how money aligns with votes
- reveal data on individual legislators and how much money they have received from industry and organizations
- expose specific contributions to persons, by parties, by committee, and within date ranges and important and vital features including
- a new U.S. Congress research blog
- a powerful search engine"