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Participatory Politics Foundation
New York, NY

PPF builds builds free and open-source web tools to help build public knowledge about politics and facilitate activism, with a focus on usable design and clear presentation. We make OpenCongress.org and OpenGovernment.org.

Participatory Politics Foundation is not verified as a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Nov 20, 2017

Building off the exciting announcement last week of a new API for NYC Council legislative info, here’s a look back at what the non-profit field has done over the past eleven years, and what we can still do. (Another version.) … Continue reading

Oct 30, 2017

This morning, Vox’s Matt Yglesias writes of President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller: “The fate of the [Russia] investigation — and of the integrity of the American political process — will thus rest on the often frail shoulders of the … Continue reading

Oct 23, 2017

Following up on OTM segment recently, sign on to our public question to your members of Congress on AskThem – and share free embeddable HTML widgets with your regional newspaper and political blogs:               … Continue reading

Oct 09, 2017

The Knight Foundation recently announced a Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, to be run by the Aspen Institute. Ask every federal & state 2018 candidate – as well as major U.S. cities and more Knight Foundation communities  – this public … Continue reading

Oct 06, 2017

Public question for Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Chair of House GOP – as you support tech & open data for responsive government, will you stand up to the Trump Administration’s scrubbing of statistics from federal websites?           … Continue reading

Oct 02, 2017

In wake of Las Vegas mass shooting, ask all of your candidates for Congress a public question about firearms control – and petition for an official response, on AskThem. Share this free embeddable widget with regional media and political blogs, … Continue reading

Sep 30, 2017

In wake of recent WaPo expose on Trump Administration’s delayed response to Hurricane Irma recovery in Puerto Rico, it seems that U.S. federal government leadership needs to publicly re-embrace the fundamental moral principles of valuing racial diversity in America. Because … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2017

Today, NYC Council member Brad Lander of Brooklyn – a longtime leader in open, responsive and ethical city government – took to the Daily News to propose an NYC Office of Civic Engagement. Here’s the legislation page on NYC Councilmatic, … Continue reading