In response to the recent news that Data.gov and other open government initiatives will be shutting down in a few weeks, the Sunlight Foundation is calling on you to save the data: “Some of the most important technology programs that keep Washington accountable are in danger of being eliminated. Data.gov, USASpending.gov, the IT Dashboard and other federal data transparency and government accountability programs are facing a massive budget cut, despite only being a tiny fraction of the national budget. Help save the data and make sure that Congress doesn’t leave the American people in the dark.”
The Sunlight Foundation gives readers three options for how to help: signing the foundation’s “open letter to Congressional leaders asking them to protect funding for the Electronic Government Fund,” writing a letter to the editor (helpful steps are provided here), and spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.
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