Tools for Transparency: PolitiWidgets

7 years ago

This post was written by Scott Stadum, User Engagement Analyst, at the Sunlight Foundation.

PolitiWidgets are easy to use, customizable, political infographics you can embed into your article or blog post, offering your readers further context and insight. From campaign contributions to sponsored bills to earmark data, PolitiWidgets allow readers to visualize the politicians and issues you're bringing to attention. For example, many readers might not be familiar with Rep. Maxine Waters or which district she serves. Embedding the PolitiWidget with her profile picture and contact information help readers better identify or contact her. An article on Rep. Charlie Rangel's top campaign contributors would be better served with the Campaign Contributions Politiwidget contrasting the top donors visually.

Adding Politiwidgets is a quick way to create visual impact and drive your point home. There are nine Politiwidgets to choose from with more soon to follow:

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