"citizen's encyclopedia on Congress"
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Congresspedia
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Welcome to Congresspedia, the "citizen's encyclopedia on Congress" that anyone can edit. Congresspedia is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy (http://www.prwatch.org) and the Sunlight Foundation (http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/) and is designed to shine more light on the workings of the U.S. Congress. Congresspedia is part of SourceWatch, a collaboratively-written, wiki-based website documenting the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda.

Congresspedia is designed to be a place where you can get a closer look at representatives in Congress and a better understanding of the environment in which they work. Because this site is a wiki, it’s open for anyone to edit or add new information, so you can share what you know with everyone else. To help insure fairness and accuracy, Congresspedia is overseen by a paid editor. (More about Congresspedia)
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Congresspedia



The Sunlight Foundation
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Welcome to the Sunlight Foundation

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, April 26, the Sunlight Foundation officially opened its doors. Our goal is to use revolutionary power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing, and thus help reduce corruption, ensure greater transparency and accountability by government, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy.

We also have a few announcements to make. First is the creation of a new Congress-focused website based on the Wikipedia model called Congresspedia; second is the findings of a bipartisan poll by Celinda Lake and Ed Goeas on public attitudes towards corruption and ethics reform in Congress; third are our initial "transparency grants" to encourage good government organizations to make more effective use of the Internet to promote transparency in Congress and empower citizens to be the best watchdogs of their own elected representatives. We're also launching two efforts led by Sunlight staff to engage the public in unearthing together what is really going on inside Congress and offer online tutorials on how to be a citizen muckraker. To find out more about Sunlight, read our blogs.
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/blog

Transparency Grants

The Sunlight Foundation offers "transparency grants" for the development and enhancement of databases and websites that enhance publicly disclosed information on Congress, lobbying and federal contracting. Our goal is support groups and individuals who are going beyond the traditional, single subject public disclosure database and who are interested in using a Web 2.0 model that enables the media, bloggers, and citizens to sift, share and combine this information in ways that are useful for them.

To this end, the Sunlight Foundation has made the following grants:

Center for Media and Democracy. A one year grant to develop the Congresspedia, a joint project of CMD and the Sunlight Foundation. $95,000.

Center for Responsive Politics. A three year grant to create databases on lobbyists, 527s, personal financial disclosures and travel, and to expand campaign finance databases. $325,090.

OMB Watch. A three year grant to oversee and direct the exploratory work on creating an Accountability Matrix and to develop a database of government grants and contracts. $234,713.

The Project on Government Oversight. A one-time grant to support investigative reporting and blogging on the "revolving door" between the government and the private sector. $10,000.

To submit a grant proposal, contact the Foundation for guidelines

http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/foundation/contactus

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Congresspedia is designed to be a place where you can get a closer look at representatives in Congress and a better understanding of the environment in which they work. Because this site is a wiki, it’s open for anyone to edit or add new information, so you can share what you know with everyone else. To help insure fairness and accuracy, Congresspedia is overseen by a paid editor. (More about Congresspedia)
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=SourceWatch:About_Congresspedia


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