A sixteen year old programmer named Nicholas Rubin created a browser plugin that, when installed, will recognize the names of political officials and will pop-up known campaign contribution data available online, with just a hover of the mouse. You can read more about him on Bill Moyers’ write-up.
Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.
A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress. 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.
What is Greenhouse?
Key data with a mouse hover
Highlights members of Congress on any webpage. Hover over name and popup will open. It contains total contributions, small donations of ≤ $200, and industry breakdown from the last full election cycle. For small donations, highlights percentages as follows: ≤5%5-10%≥10% and provides rank #__ for the top 50 members of Congress.
Easy links to more info
Click on the name in the popup to get the latest 2014 contribution data onopensecrets.org. Click on or to see which campaign finance reform bills each member of Congress supports onreform.to. Click on the small donor percentage for a ranked list of all members of Congress.
Simple drop down list
Currently for Safari only, Greenhouse installs abutton in the toolbar. Simply press the button and type a name or scroll to find any member of Congress. Hover over a name and a popup will open (note that links are disabled in drop down’s popups). Provides access to the data whenever you need it.
To read the rest of this plugin’s description and functionality and download your copy, click here.
Curated from allaregreen.us