Finding info on your state lawmakers has never been easier
March 2, 2013 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Open States, the latest project of the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation, is an easy to navigate comprehensive database of activities from all state capitols that makes it easy to find your state lawmaker, review their votes, search for legislation, track bills and much more.
posted by joedan (7 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Well 2 hours later let me be the 1st to not only comment but thank the Sunlight Foundation.
posted by rough ashlar at 10:30 AM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

This is fabulous. Also, I am so damn happy to be living in a district with state reps who appear to be representing my interests.
posted by asperity at 12:24 PM on March 2, 2013

As a blue guy in a red state, I'm lucky to be represented by two pretty solid Democrats. This is great!
posted by notsnot at 1:02 PM on March 2, 2013

Mighty fine resource.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 4:03 PM on March 2, 2013

Well, this helped me realize how gerrymandered my district is. Precisely drawn to avoid the actual downtown areas of the city, which would presumably be too liberal for my Republican representatives. At any rate, I'm always impressed by the tools to Sunlight Foundation puts out, and far more people should be taking advantage of them.
posted by Hargrimm at 5:38 PM on March 2, 2013

posted by wierdo at 7:28 PM on March 2, 2013

Wisconsinites- I work for the WI legislative service agency that just released Notify- use it to search for proposals and sign up for email notifications about them. We will shortly be adding support for notifications re: committees, legislators, and proposals-by-abstract/subject.

If you're more of an RSS person, use Publisher instead; there is an RSS feed for each proposal.

If you have any questions about these sites, I'd be happy to answer them.
posted by a snickering nuthatch at 1:38 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

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