Video: Using technology to increase government transparency in the U.S.
Sunlight and Omidyar Network share a fundamental belief in the value of transparency, the potential for new technologies to connect individuals to information and to others who share their interests, and the ability for citizens to influence issues that impact their lives.
Sunlight Foundation develops and supports technology that makes information about Congress and the federal government more accessible to the American public.
Sunlight Foundation leverages the Internet to ensure greater transparency and accountability in government, reduce corruption in politics, and foster public trust in the institutions of democracy.
A nonprofit based in Washington D.C., Sunlight Foundation develops and supports technology to improve access to existing information and digitize new information about governmental activities. It relies on technology to connect individuals to information, like-minded people, and organizations so that they can foster transparency in the political system and take action on the issues that matter to them.