Sunlight Foundation

Submitted Apps

  1. CongressCal

    Congress Cal keeps your calendar updated with all the bills before congress.

    Submitted April 1, 2009 by

    13Bit Labs

  2. Maps for America

    Maps for America enables visitors to filter mapped data by political districts, process batches of addresses to find political districts, and puts three new modules in the hands of other Drupal developers to make similar use of Sunlight Labs' APIs.

    Submitted April 1, 2009 by

    Bryan Hirsch

  3. Beyond the Bite

    Beyond the Bite take soundbites from members of Congress, puts them in Congress, and allows concerned citizens to take actions directly.

    Submitted April 1, 2009 by

    Pius Uzamere II

  4. Defogger

    Defogger helps you identify and explore the relationships between elected officials, companies, and organizations described in a news article or blog post.

    Submitted April 1, 2009 by

    Luigi Montanez

  5. e-PaperTrail

    Less is more- not more data, but more information- laid out in a clear, interactive, and relevant way for the connected citizen that uses the web, Facebook and any mobile phone.

    Submitted April 1, 2009 by

    Francis Li & Simona Brusa Pasque

  6. The Party Line

    See trends in Congressional voting. Learn more about your state and country.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Chris Parker/Nick Mancuso

  7. Where the Money Goes

    Where the Money Goes makes it easier to visualize the contributions that political action committees (PACs) make to each other, and to your members of Congress.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Where the Money Goes

  8. District-by-District Organizing Tool

    A social networking framework for citizen organizing by congressional district.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Addy Cameron-Huff

  9. TellMyPolitician

    Tell your politicians your thoughts the minute you read something online with the TellMyPolitician Button or Bookmarklet.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by


  10. My Legislators

    An Android App for getting your legislators contact information

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by


  11. Filibusted

    When Senators filibuster, we think you ought to know about it. Filibusted points out legislative piracy as it happens.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Andrew Dupont

  12. Legislator Directory and Social Media Profile Mashup

    The Sunlight Labs and Capitol Words Extensions for MindTouch gives users such as the Washington Post ( and many others simple GUI access to governmental data, which can then be easily mashed up using thousands of available APIs.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by


  13. Legislator Book

    Facebook application with a ranked and threaded discussion board seperated by legislator.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

  14. CIVX

    CIVX is an Opensource Public Information System.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by



    Stay Informed and Take Action in Your Local Political Scene

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by


  16. The Petition Archives

    The Petitions Archives allows people to publish and preserve the personal email petitions they send public figures.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Will Riley

  17. Buddy

    A Jabber/Gtalk bot that provides information about legislators based on user query.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Team Zorba

  18. The Extraordinaries - Gov Action

    Translate, Comment on, and Summarize Rushed Bills on your iPhone

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    The Extraordinaries

  19. Expendicus

    Expendicus explores PAC spending on campaign ads in house congressional elections

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Offensive Politics

  20. Bill Track

    An application to make congressional bills relevant through issue tagging

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Kane Baccigalupi

  21. Capital Calls

    Get closer to your Government Legislators. The Capital Calls iPhone Application makes use of data provided by Sunlight Labs, Open Secrets, and Twitter to bring the latest information about your Senators and Representatives right to your fingertips.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Nabil Ahmad

  22. Word on the Street

    Word on the Street is a web widget that will automagically recognize the user's current location and display elected Congressional officials for that region (within the US).

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Klokie / S2A Interactive

  23. LobbyList

    Attempts to match 110th Congress legislation with the lobbyists paying for it.

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Josh Steverman

  24. Words Vote.

    Bayesian Classifier for Words Used in Congressional Record Measured Against Voting Data

    Submitted March 31, 2009 by

    Todd Fine

  25. communityCOUNTS

    An aid to help nudge political discourse away from soundbites and towards substance. In its current form it helps spark, collect, rank and compel discussion around an assortment of web-content by leveraging a community’s voice.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

    David Colarusso

  26. Congress Bills

    An iPhone app to vote your opinion on introduced bills by legislators base on your location.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

  27. SpeakForChange

    SpeakForChange allows citizens to leave voicemails for their representatives by calling a toll-free number, and makes these messages public for all to hear and comment on.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

    Carlos Lenz, Dan Choi, Eric Richmond

  28. World Linked Wikis mashup

    We make government recovery efforts more effective and transparent by combining the world's local knowledge with Wikipedia, YouTube, name it.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

    The Benchmarking Group

  29. Legistalker

    Legistalker makes it easy for you to stay on top of what your elected officials say and how they vote.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

    Forum One Communications

  30. Call Congress

    Call Congress connects legislators to constituents through your telephone. The audio from calls made through the site is posted online for everyone to hear. Ask important questions, get hard answers and increase transparency in the legislative process.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

  31. QuiztheBill

    A collaborative public resource of quizzes about new congressional bills, inspired by

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by


  32. Hello Congress

    A bridge for open and transparent collaboration between members of Congress, their staffers, and their constituents.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

    Jim Gilliam, White House 2

  33. RepresentMe

    RepresentMe is a tool for tracking how well your elected officials represent you.

    Submitted March 30, 2009 by

    Peter Krenesky

  34. Know Thy Congressman

    Plaster a congressional info-poster across any webpage.

    Submitted March 29, 2009 by

    Jeremy Ashkenas

  35. TweetCongress

    This site is a grass-roots effort to get our men and women in Congress to open up and have a real conversation with us.

    Submitted March 29, 2009 by


  36. Congress Explorer

    The Congress Explorer is an open-source platform aimed at searching and exporting data about the Congress members.

    Submitted March 29, 2009 by

    A. Bongio

  37. FlashGraffer

    FlashGraffer presents a graphical view of campaign contributions by industries to members of 36 House and Senate committees (110th Congress). Several interactive features let the user select different committees and highlight contributions patterns for pa

    Submitted March 27, 2009 by

    Laurence A. Toenjes

  38. GeekTrack

    GeekTrack is a mashup and wiki which provides visibility into the voting records of your elected officials. The instance running at GeekPAC focuses on Information Rights legislation, but the application can track any set of bills or issues.

    Submitted March 26, 2009 by


  39. iLegislator iPhone Application

    iLegislator uses the iPhone GPS to allow users to interact with Legislaive information around them...

    Submitted March 25, 2009 by

    PointAbout, Inc.

  40. Yeas & Nays

    Yeas and Nays - call your congressperson from any webpage.

    Submitted March 24, 2009 by

    Christian Croft

  41. CongressSpacebook

    A social networking platform where the only members networking are Congress members.

    Submitted March 24, 2009 by

    Chauncey Thorn

  42. Hear Me Say This

    Send a message to your representatives in Congress using your own voice and the power of Twitter.

    Submitted March 21, 2009 by

    Mark J. Headd

  43. GovPix

    An easier way to resolve photos of the U.S Congress

    Submitted March 19, 2009 by


  44. RepresentedBy

    Facebook application to increase awareness of what your Legislators are doing in Congress

    Submitted March 7, 2009 by

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