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Nov. 13, 2014 8:59 am

OpenGov Foundation receives $750,000 for online democracy projects

The grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will go towards expanding the America Decoded and Madison projects.
The Madison platform allows users to comment on laws from the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Madison platform allows users to comment on laws from the U.S. House of Representatives.

(Photo by Flickr user Nicolas Raymond, used under a Creative Commons license)

The OpenGov Foundation received a $750,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, it announced last week.

The funds will go to the foundation’s two flagship projects to bring democracy online, America Decoded and Madison.

“A lot of work has to be done to deliver a democracy platform that allows government officials to … give citizens a way to be heard,” said OpenGov Foundation Executive Director Seamus Kraft.

“Look no further than public approval numbers of Congress,” he added. “People are really frustrated with what they’re actually getting.”

The OpenGov Foundation had already received $200,000 from Knight last year.

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