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A groundbreaking visualization of who gives money to federal politicians.
678 backers pledged $18,988 to help bring this project to life.

Thank you!

Posted by Solomon Kahn (Creator)
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To the 678 of you who helped make this project a reality, thank you so much. I'm humbled by the number of people who have supported this project. Thanks to your help, I believe we can make a real difference in the world of campaign finance reform.

The plan is to launch the site publicly in September. That gives me time to build out the final functionality, and the infrastructure required to launch this site publicly.

I'll be sending out a survey in about a month to get people's preferences for politicians to sponsor, so stay tuned. At that time, I'll also invite you all to a beta version of the site, so you can get advanced access.

Thank you again for supporting this project, and soon, the last 25 years of campaign finance data will be more public than ever before!

Regards,

Solomon Kahn

Dana Gold, Griffen Fargo, and 10 more people like this update.

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    1. Abdifatah Elmi on

      Hi, I have just yesterday launched my own campaign. I would appreciate if you could ask your backers to consider backing as well. Here it's http://kck.st/2sizxjn . Thanks!

      Abdifatah

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      Lewis Kontnik on

      Checking again on progress
      Thanks--Lew

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      Lewis Kontnik on

      What is the latest with this tool?
      Please keep us updated!!
      Can I share it with contacts at the LA Times?

    4. James Cox on

      Please keep us updated. What a great debate tool!

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      Lewis Kontnik on

      Congratulations Solomon and thanks to my fellow contributors.
      I support so strongly what you are doing and hope it meets the expectations and promise you/we have in mind for it.
      Can we share this information with others?
      Please feel free to reach out for additional help and encouragement.
      Again--Congratulations

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      K Dear on

      Thanks Solomon for your perseverance! Its about time the politicians really know who their accountable to... And thats not the lobbyists!!! Hopefully with this, daylight will begin to shine down on them.

    7. Trish Akana on

      Hooray for pushing this through to implementation! Feels good to have contributed toward this initiative!

    8. Griffen Fargo on

      So excited that this was Kickstarted, bravo Solomon! I'd love to donate my time to any Front-End endeavors you have underway, just let me know :) cant wait to see this in Sept.

      All the best,
      - Griff

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      Dana Gold on

      Hooray Solomon!!!