Read The Bill
February 28, 2009 5:07 PM   Subscribe

Read The Bill
"Congress should change its rules to require that non-emergency legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before debate begins." An online petition and more,'s mission is to strengthen our democracy by making sure elected officials and citizens have the chance to read and understand legislation. The effort has been endorsed by a variety of organizations and is a project of Sunlight Foundation.

A more transparent government begins with providing the people with the opportunity to tell their elected officials what they think of a piece of legislation, before it comes up for a vote. is an effort to gather individuals and groups, luminaries and everyday folks, conservatives, liberals and independents behind the simple concept that all non-emergency legislation should be available online for 72 hours before debate begins.
posted by sunlightfoundation (3 comments total)

A facebook group, an online petition, and a post to digg button, but not even a request to email a congress person, let alone an interface to help do it?
posted by garlic at 8:17 AM on March 3, 2009

Great project. I would also like to see, in large boldface type, "Here is the full text of The Bill." Seems to make sense given the moniker.
posted by philosophistry at 1:15 PM on March 3, 2009

i happen to be one of the endorsees :)
posted by liza at 6:30 PM on March 5, 2009

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