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OPENCONGRESS.ORG, A PROJECT OF THE PARTICIPATORY POLITICS FOUNDATION (PPF), ACQUIRED IN A CASH TRANSACTION; PPF ANNOUNCES NEXT MAJOR PROJECT, “ASKTHEM”
PPF’s OpenCongress.org has been a leading government transparency website since 2007. Next, PPF will launch “AskThem”, a version of the “We The People” petition platform for every elected official.
October 29th, 2013 – 11:00 am ET
The Participatory Politics Foundation is proud to announce that the Sunlight Foundation has acquired OpenCongress.org, the most-visited non-profit website for tracking the U.S. Congress, in a cash transaction for $450,000.
The Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) is now announcing its next major project: AskThem (http://askthem.io), a free and open-source website for questions-and-answers with public figures. AskThem is also non-profit and non-partisan, with a mission to increase civic engagement.
AskThem is a version of the White House’s “We the People” petition platform for every elected official. AskThem will allow individuals and organizations to ask questions and create petitions directly to over 142,000 elected officials, from local city council members to U.S. senators, enabling online dialogue for continual engagement with government.