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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.

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Latest News

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

Sep 27, 2017

A recent study by University of Wisconsin researchers, commissioned by Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell, found that “between roughly 9,000 and 23,000 registered voters in the reliably Democratic counties were deterred from voting by the ID law.” Ask Wisconsin state legislators … Continue reading

Sep 25, 2017

Ask a public question to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R, SC-04) – then get signups, to petition for an official response. Sharing widget below with Greenville Online, regional news outlet.                     Above AskThem … Continue reading

Sep 20, 2017

Today, Vox Media’s Sarah Kliff writes: “I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.” … ask your members of Congress about this rushed, closed health care reform process – in our open public forum, … Continue reading