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Town Hall Project Map

I found out about the Town Hall Project from this question on ask. The data in the spreadsheet are amazing, but it can be pretty hard to get the most relevant data out of a spreadsheet. I made a couple hacked together maps to help with that question, but then decided to actually make a real thing as a learning exercise and to hopefully help other people out. [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Feb 9, 2017 - 5 comments

CallGov.us

CallGov.us is a simple tool for calling your senators and representatives in Congress -- you can create scripts and calls-to-action, track your calls, and share with friends.
posted by anotherthink on Nov 29, 2016 - 4 comments

Librarian of Progress

James Billington, longtime Librarian of Congress, is retiring. This is a job opening that only comes around every few decades and is incredibly important. I made a little website to help share useful information about why it's important and what librarians care about.
posted by jessamyn on Jul 1, 2015 - 13 comments

Group satisfaction / dissatisfaction with representation in Congress

In theory, by looking at the number of bills supported / opposed by a given group, we can estimate its level of engagement and gauge whether events in Congress are working for or against the groups' interests.
posted by argentum on Dec 29, 2014 - 0 comments

Local mom discovers one weird old tip to stop wars

Prevent intractable wars in the Middle East with this 1 weird old trick. Uses HTML5 geolocation and the Sunlight Labs congress API, which are both pretty rad tools.
posted by ecmendenhall on Sep 5, 2013 - 0 comments

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