MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics.
We currently research money and influence in the U.S. Congress and in the California and Wisconsin Legislatures.
Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal.
MapLight connects data on campaign contributions, politicians, votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence that could never be seen before.
Resource URL: http://maplight.org/