Bringing us one step closer to transparency in government, the Sunlight Foundation recently launched Open States, a site to help citizens track what's happening in their state legislatures. A database of activities from all state capitols, Open States allows you to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing, review their votes, search for legislation and follow bills. You can also receive notifications of actions, check out campaign finance records, gather news articles and more. This is a step in the right direction for citizen engagement, political accountability and open government.

Cat Johnson


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Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on coworking, collaboration and community. She's the author of Coworking Out Loud, a guide to content marketing for coworking space operators. Publications include Yes!