David previously worked as director of the non-profit Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF), creating free and open-source technology for civic engagement. PPF’s flagship website, the congressional transparency resource OpenCongress, received 70 million page views between 2007-2013, with hundreds of thousands of users tracking bills, campaign contributions, and votes to follow the money.

David and PPF developed Contact-Congress, the first libre & open-source system for any website to deliver structured messages to official congressional webforms. Contact-Congress was later used by Fight For the Future, EFF, Action Network, and other groups to power advocacy for millions of users every month.

PPF also developed AskThem, the first question-and-answer platform for every U.S. elected official; the GovKit Ruby gem, for aggregating open government API’s; and NYC Councilmatic, the first open-data website for NYC Council legislation and more city government information such as public meeting agendas. He lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn (NYC Council district 37).

Articles By David Moore

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Biden’s Huge Inaugural Donations Would be Banned Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.

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Companies Pause PACs While Fighting Democracy Reforms

Many of the companies that grabbed headlines by suspending their PAC donations after the assault on the Capitol Building are members of industry groups that oppose ethics and campaign finance reforms.

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Biden to Pick Former Corporate Lobbyist Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair

During the Obama administration, Harrison lobbied for some of the Hill's top spenders, including Big Banks, Big Oil, and a coalition of coal companies that fought climate regulations.

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DNC Finally Releases Rules for Next Week’s Chair Election

After months of waiting, DNC members who will vote on the next party chair, replacing Tom Perez, learned that the leadership election will be held online from Jan. 18-21.

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The Tea Party Origins of ‘Stop the Steal’

The pro-Trump protests were the culmination of over a decade of investment in conservative groups by the right-wing Koch network and large corporations.

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Corporate Lobbyist Bailout: DENIED

A startup watchdog group beat back legislation that would have allowed corporate trade groups that lobby the government to access PPP funding.

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Seattle’s Public Financing System Doubled Donor Participation in Second Run

The city's innovative "democracy voucher" program, adopted to diversify campaign donors and candidates, made continued strides in representativeness of Seattle residents.

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Koch-Funded Group Seeks to Overturn Voter-Approved Tax on Arizona’s Wealthiest 1%

The right-wing Goldwater Institute has filed a lawsuit to overturn Proposition 208, passed by Arizona voters to help fund public education after years of budget cuts.

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These Four States Can Kill the Electoral College

A national popular vote compact can be adopted by passing ballot initiatives in four key states or enacting a law in five large states.