We believe that democracy only works when we can see it.
Policy decisions at the local level matter. Our schools, rights, and safety are shaped by what happens in city council sessions, school board hearings, and other local meetings.
But, for a growing number of Americans, local government decision-making is invisible. Finding and interpreting local government records is difficult and confusing. Shrinking local news, combined with the sheer number of local meetings, is leaving millions at risk of having no way of following local policymaking.
We’re working to democratize local democracy: leveraging new technologies to build infrastructure that makes the work of local government accessible to every American in every community.