The election info I received from MapLight & the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund's Voter's Edge California I found to be clear, useful and easy to navigate. It has given me hope that there are still trustworthy good government organizations that want to help voters! The campaign finance data is helpful to voters and the media! KUDOS!
I highly recommend this organization!
I am so grateful for the transparency that MapLight and Voter's Edge California provides so I can make informed decisions at election time. It easily allows me to "follow the money" so I can vote confidently. I am also excited that the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund's Smart Voter is joining forces for the upcoming elections to make sure everyone has the info they need to vote at their fingertips - and in Spanish! KUDOS to these organizations for being the only ones to provide nonpartisan voter information you can trust.
Maplight provides a great service to all of us: it provides us with important information about the people and issues on our ballots. It makes the information clear, and helps me make my choices with more confidence.
MapLight does a great job of shedding light on the influence of money on political outcomes. As a former intern, I appreciated the non-partisan nature of their dedicated work; they are focused on making clear the costs to our political system from money in politics. Working side by side with investigative journalists, they believe in providing the public with accurate information about where donations may be influencing political outcomes. Most of all, MapLight believes the American democratic process thrives on more transparency and access to information, and their work to achieve that for the American public shows.
MapLight is a fantastic organization. They do the hard work — digging through data and connecting the dots — in order for us to really know what's really happening in our political system. Behind the scenes, this is an incredibly complicated process, but MapLight goes to great lengths to make the data easy to interpret so everyone — regardless of political affiliation — can benefit from their findings. Staff members are incredibly smart, dedicated to what they do, and very approachable.
Keep fighting the good fight!
MapLight is an amazing resource for advocacy groups and is crucial in making politics transparent and shedding light on an aspect of our political system that many Americans are largely in the dark about. It is invaluable to me as a member of the public and as an advocate for better policies.
The most difficult thing about advocating for campaign finance reform is making the seemingly abstract and overwhelming issue of money in politics tangible and easy to understand. Maplight's work makes the influence of money on specific legislation and races clearly accessible, making a gem for organizers, journalists, and anyone seeking to create change on this tremendously important issue.
MapLight is doing great work to help make elections and politics more transparent. They are helping voters get more information about the candidates with non-biased non-partisan facts. Hopefully this organization will help contribute to a more enlightened electorate and a higher level of quality for American democracy.
Providing greater transparency to the electoral process, the SmartVoter / MapLight partnership is invaluable not only to researchers, but also to the general public. Keep up the great work!
The partnership of SmartVoter with MapLight has been fantastic. We now have a stronger more informative tool to educate the public and inform citizens. I refer to this site all the time when I carry out my speaking engagements on ballot measures.