Open States

is creating State Legislative Transparency

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Supporters
$5
per month
Show your support!  At this level we'll make sure you stay informed about what we're doing, we'll also reach out to you about how you'd like to see us prioritize new features.

Benefits
  • Monthly Updates
Early Access
$20
per month
Help us keep going! At this level we'll make sure you're among the first to see new features as we develop them.

Benefits

  • Early Access to New Features
  • Monthly Updates
Power User
$50
per month
Build with our data! At this level we'll work with you to make sure you're able to use our data to power whatever you wish to build.

Benefits

  • Raised API Usage Limits
  • Early Access to New Features
  • Monthly Updates

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patrons

$72

per month

About

Open States strives to improve civic engagement at the state level by providing data and tools regarding state legislatures. We aim to serve members of the public, activist groups, journalists, and researchers with better data on what is happening in their state capital, and to provide tools to reduce barriers to participation and increase engagement.

Our custom scrapers aggregate legislative information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. This information is then standardized, cleaned, and published to the public via OpenStates.org, a powerful API, and bulk downloads. OpenStates.org enables individuals to find out who represents them, look up information on an important bill that’s been in the news, discover how their representatives are voting, or just stay current with what is happening in their capital. Additionally, our API and bulk downloads see millions of hits every month from advocacy organizations, journalists, researchers, and many others.
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$72 of $500 per month
At this tier, all of our costs are covered- allowing all excess donations to be used to put bounties on development.
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