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INDY MEDIA CNY RECOMMENDS: Greenhouse: Updated for the 114th Congress

In Digital ACtivism, Money In Politics, Move To Amend on March 18, 2015 at 8:03 am

The Greenhouse browser plug-in has been updated for the 114th Congress – 75 freshman members were added in time for their first day in office. Greenhouse is a free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress and highlights key election races. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation. Puts vital data where it’s most relevant so you can discover the real impact of money on our political system.

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To install please visit: http://allaregreen.us/ For current Greenhouse users on Chrome and Safari, Greenhouse should update automatically. You can test whether you have the update installed by checking if Ruben Gallego’s name is highlighted in this article. If not, and for Firefox users, please follow the manual update instructions in the FAQ here.

Greenhouse has seen a resurgence in popularity over the recent months, here are a few links that highlight the past few months. The first one is a 5-minute talk at an event called Ignite Seattle, about how the Federal Election Commission can and should be taking simple steps to make their campaign contribution data more accessible to the average citizen. Watch it here. The second is an interview with ex-Governor Jesse Ventura, about discuss tech, politics, and Greenhouse, which can be watched here.

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