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Target demographics: American voters, activists, journalists, students and academics all rely on CRP's work. International organizations look to OpenSecrets.org as a model to help them create transparency and accountability in their own countries.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Every year, thousands of journalists rely on CRP's data to cover the money fueling American elections and shaping policy in Washington. Millions of Americans go directly to our groundbreaking website, OpenSecrets.org, to get informed about the candidates seeking their votes.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help spread the word about our work and award-winning site, OpenSecrets.org! Use our bumper stickers, share our information with friends and family via email, Facebook, Twitter. Contact us if you have specialized skills working with data, nonprofits, etc., and would like to help.

Programs: A four-time Webby winner for being the bestpolitics resource online, the Center's website, OpenSecrets.org, allows users toexplore the connections between money and politics. Freely available,easy-to-use databases track federal campaign contributions and lobbying in avariety of illuminating ways, such as by industry and interest group.

Mission:
CRP aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government. Campaign contributions and lobbying influence nearly every policy decision that affects Americans--from their health care options to student loans and the cost of gas. CRP is the only non-partisan, independent, free source of information about how money influences federal elections and policy.
Results:
As political spending skyrockets with each election cycle, the need for vigilance and reliable data about the role of money in politics is stronger than ever.

Against this backdrop, CRP serves as “the gold standard" for research and analysis on money’s disproportionate influence on campaigns, politics and policy. The Center has created the largest database of its kind with millions of value-added records and billions of dollars, covering every congressional and presidential race back to 1989. Our accurate, up-to-the minute data and analysis provide Americans with the tools and knowledge they need to be empowered and demand greater accountability and transparency from our government.

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09/29/11
I was a reporting intern at CRP during summer 2011. As an intern, I was writing and reporting daily (sometimes multiple times a day.) In three short months I gained a basic understanding of campaign finance laws, lobbying, political action committees and much more. I also learned how to write about ... more »
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09/16/11
I was a communications intern for the Center for Responsive Politics from January to May of 2011. I can say hands-down it was the most enjoyable and educational internship of the four total internships I've had. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and dedicated to the admirable work of ... more »
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