Texas, Wisconsin, and Louisiana webinars–seeking your input on government transparency tools

August 21, 2009

August 21, 2009 -, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, is considering the development of new transparency websites for Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas to shine a light on campaign money given to state politicians and how those politicians vote. If you are a resident of one of these states, or a nonprofit group, foundation, journalist, or blogger with operations there, we want your input.

These free webinars will demonstrate’s existing websites for U.S. Congress and California, seek feedback on how similar projects in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas might be useful, and answer questions.

To reserve your seat, sign up now:

Wisconsin: Tuesday, August 25 at 12pm Central Time

Texas: Wednesday, August 26 at 1pm Central Time

Louisiana: Wednesday, August 26 at 3pm Central Time

If you can’t attend the webinar for your state, please sign up for the “overflow” webinar on Thursday at 5pm Central Time:

Feel free to also contact us directly at deanna (at) maplight (dot) org., based in Berkeley, CA, is the winner of a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism and a Webby Award nomination for best Politics website. For a brief overview of our work, visit and click “Video Tour.”