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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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Dark Money Attacks Judges for Being ‘Soft on Crime’

Scaremongering advertisements in state court races were paid for by shadowy groups whose true funding sources weren’t available to voters.

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A Decade Later, Dems Again Say They’re Ready to Do Campaign Finance Reform

We spoke with Rep. John Larson, the House sponsor of previous versions of the Fair Elections Now Act, about the last time Democrats had a chance to pass campaign finance reform in 2009.

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Record ‘Dark Money’ Donations Help GOP Retake House Seats

A Republican-linked nonprofit was the top donor to House Republicans' super PAC, which spent big in a number of swing races that saw the GOP retake seats lost to Democrats in 2018.

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Sludge’s First NewsMatch Is On

This NewsMatch drive is the best time to support our non-profit newsroom and help us continue to follow the money, relentlessly.

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Republican Texas Judges Get Big Money Boost Ahead of Redistricting

Oil and gas billionaires, private equity firms, and GOP megadonors are funding ads that aim to keep the Texas Supreme Court entirely in Republican hands as state voting trends shift from red to purple.

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Anti-Abortion Ad Barrett Signed Is Tied To Group Working To Bring Abortion Cases To the Supreme Court

Federal statute instructs judges to disqualify themselves when they have a personal bias concerning a party.

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Baltimore County Grassroots Groups Look To Continue a Public Financing Wave

Voters in Baltimore County will soon have their say on a ballot measure that would join several other large Maryland counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, in adopting a voluntary public financing program for elections.

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Billionaire Oligarchs and Anonymous Megadonors Behind Amy Coney Barrett Ads

Finance executives, industrial magnates, and right-wing megadonors have readied the groups spending tens of millions of dollars on ads to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who often rules in line with corporate interests.

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In Heavily Gerrymandered Wisconsin, a Bipartisan Grassroots Movement Fights for Fair Maps

The Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition has helped pass resolutions in 54 of 72 counties calling on the state legislature to adopt nonpartisan redistricting, with 11 more on the ballot in November.