Press Release: Organization dedicated to government transparency ups local content

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kelly O'Keefe
Tel: 608-255-0688
E-mail: kelly.o'keefe@lucyburns.org

Organization dedicated to government transparency ups local content
Local political data and election information all available in one place


Madison - July 9, 2013: The Lucy Burns Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accurate, comprehensive information about elections and candidates, has acquired the content of the Sunshine Review to grow and expand the data already available to users of their Ballotpedia and Judgepedia wikis.

“This is exciting news, not just for the Lucy Burn Institute, but for our dedicated and informed readers and contributors. Readers from Sunshine Review will continue to get the same top-quality material about transparency, budgets and pensions, and now citizens get an enhanced experience with the addition of election-related materials provided within Ballotpedia’s pages,” said Leslie Graves, President of the Lucy Burns Institute.

The Sunshine Review wiki has collected and shared information about state and local transparency, welcoming thousands of site visitors per day. Sending that content to Ballotpedia will create a one-stop shop for the online community tied into the political scene while offering extensive information on municipal government, particularly with respect to transparency.

“By announcing this acquisition, LBI is signaling a commitment to political transparency, and introducing more coverage at the local government level. We’re here to provide citizens with even more tools to becoming involved in their community and hold elected officials accountable,” added Graves.


About the Lucy Burns Institute
Ballotpedia is a project of the Lucy Burns Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The mission of the Lucy Burns Institute is to empower people to engage in democracy by delivering exceptionally high quality information that is easy to access. Toward that end, LBI publishes Ballotpedia, Judgepedia, and Policypedia, online resources that equip voter with the facts about local, state, and federal politics and policy. Since the organization’s founding in December 2006, LBI’s online articles have received nearly 400 million page views.

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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelly O'Keefe at kelly.o'keefe@lucyburns.org.