Grant Amount: $50000, on 10/5/12
The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) is the nation’s premier research, reporting, and analysis group tracking money in US politics and its profound effect on elections and policy. CRP provides user-friendly online and mobile tools on OpenSecrets.org, CRP’s website, as well as custom data, on-demand, for journalists, activists, and scholars. It seeks to enable citizens to understand the data by providing easy access to reliable information about how money fuels politics. Compton support in 2012 will help CRP connect the dots between special interests and their money, legislative agendas, and influence, and tell persuasive stories grounded in facts and data that encourage citizens to take notice and take action to protect our democracy.