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Sunlight Foundation
Working to change the relationship between citizens and their government with Internet technology.
Working to change the relationship between citizens and their government with Internet technology.

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A note to our Google+ followers:

As of today, you will no longer see new content posted on this Google+ account. It's been a great ride, but we've decided that we need to focus on growing some of Sunlight's other online communities.

We've really enjoyed engaging with this community during the last few years. But growth and engagement has slowed here recently — and all while our other channels continue to demand more of our time and focus. Ultimately, we feel that if we can't be here to respond to your questions and comments, then we probably shouldn't be here at all.

We'll leave the page up for posterity. But we also want to be clear to you, dear plusers, that there will be no new content posted here in the future.

If you're looking to engage with open government and civic tech on Google+, we would highly recommend this  community, which is well-moderated by +Alexander Howard and keeps very current:

While this might be farewell for Sunlight on Google+, it's certainly not goodbye!  Here are a few places where you'll find us posting regular updates about our work:

Sign up for our email list:


Thanks for everything!
<3 Sunlight

[via Evan Mackinder, Digital Engagement Manager (emackinder [at] sunlightfoundation [dot] com)]
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A new Congress convenes today — as does a whole new class of revolving door lobbyists:

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Here's to eight incredible years of #opengov — and many more!

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We're updating some of our APIs for 2015 with more #opendata — here's what you need to know.

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Imagine getting a push notification when your city council is taking up an issue important to you. It's not as far off as you think — but we need your help to make it happen!

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For every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government.

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It's time to get real about stopping #darkmoney. This bill would do just that.

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Introducing "Today in #OpenGov," our new morning email newsletter that's packed with analysis, links and more. Plus, it goes great with a cup of coffee!

Sign up here today:

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Introducing #saveSitegeist — our new Kickstarter campaign to create the next great #opendata app.

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Political spending in the US dwarfs spending by other democracies. And we have fewer people cutting the most checks.
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