Congresspedia spuring a 'citizen's encyclopedia on Congress'

Congresspedia aims to harness the collective knowledge of activists and citizen journalists to document the people, organizations and issues shaping the activities of the U.S. Congress.

The recently launched Congresspedia aims to harness the collective knowledge of activists and citizen

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journalists to document the people, organizations and issues shaping the activities of the U.S. Congress. According to Congresspedia, it is:

the '‘citizen's encyclopedia on Congress" that anyone can edit. Congresspedia is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy and the Sunlight Foundation and is designed to shine more light on the workings of the U.S. Congress. Congresspedia is part of SourceWatch, a collaboratively-written, wiki-based website documenting the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda.

Congresspedia is designed to be a place where you can get a closer look at representatives in Congress and a better understanding of the environment in which they work. Because this site is a wiki, it’s open for anyone to edit or add new information, so you can share what you know with everyone else. To help insure fairness and accuracy, Congresspedia is overseen by a paid editor.

Recent contributions to the site include postings on “bribery scandals, new legislation, heavyweight corporate campaign contributors, censuring the president and federal investigations into an ‘improper relationship’ with a lobbyist.”

Will you be contributing to Congresspedia? Join the conversation: “Talk Back” to share your thoughts.

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