We work to strengthen our democracy to make sure the government represents our interests.

An open and accountable government is essential for a well-functioning democracy — and smart use of technology is key to making our modern democracy work.

Our work:

Special Projects

The First Branch Forecast

How do we build a stronger, more capable Congress? The First Branch Forecast is our weekly newsletter, with tons of research and analysis on improving the First Branch of government.

Agency Spotlight

The Agency Spotlight tracks appointments to leadership positions at 39 agencies through the confirmation process and beyond. The Spotlight monitors and exhibits key votes for three prominent agencies — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Progressive Talent Pipeline

The Progressive Talent Pipeline trains progressives to take jobs in government and facilitates their professional development.

Congressional Data Coalition

The Congressional Data Coalition champions greater governmental transparency through improved public access to and long-term preservation of congressional information.