We're a small non-profit team building big (free & open-source) things.

OpenCongress

Our flagship project

We created OpenCongress, the most-visited non-profit website for tracking the U.S. Congress. A leading government transparency resource with innovative engagement tools.

Visit OpenCongress

AskThem

Our next major project

Questions-and-answers with every U.S. elected official and any verified Twitter account. Free & open-source, launches Feb. 10th, 2014. Question and petition people in power.

Check out AskThem

Our Principles

Stay Updated!

Make Use of What We Do

Crowdsource Q&A

AskThem supports continual questions to public figures & during events. Issue-based groups, use AskThem to contact elected officials at every level of government. Media companies, partner with us to promote popular questions in your area. Elected officials, sign up as leaders in #opengov.

Remix Our Open Code

We're open-source to the core, contributors to the commons, evangelists for open standards, co-framers of OpenGovData Principles, and activists for liberation of public data. See our wish list, join our chats, check out our code, and more.

Support Our Public-Mission Work

We're a tiny team with big goals for participatory democracy. Our limiting factor isn't ideas, or a lack of information to make accessible, but rather money for web development. Your support can build amazing new open-source tools. Get in touch.

Our sibling non-profit is the Participatory Culture Foundation,
working for a fairer, more open, and more democratic media space.

See what we're fighting for

PPF Blog

Sunset The PATRIOT Act – protest photos & legislative update

Couple of photos from tonight’s ‪#‎SunsetThePatriotAct‬ protest outside of Sen. Schumer’s offices in Midtown East. Go team Fight For The Future, amazing organizing this week – here’s the main campaign site with lots of helpful info & tools to share: End Surveillance.

SunsetPatriotAct_NYC_2

Chris, a West Point graduate ’84, brought a candle to Sen. Schumer’s offices to #SunsetThePatriotAct.

Summary: call your U.S. senators offices tomorrow (Friday) and encourage them to allow the “USA PATRIOT Act” to expire. We have an amazing window of opportunity to begin to roll back the NSA’s illegal, unaccountable domestic surveillance programs. Thanks to StopMotionSolo for the full group shot.

Continue reading

Leave a comment