Nominated for Best Politics Web Site for Webby Awards

<strong>Berkeley, Calif.</strong><br />, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization illuminating the connection between money and politics, is thrilled to announce its nomination for the best Politics Web site of 2008. Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet&rdquo; by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the international awards honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video and mobile Websites. The 12th annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 states. Winners will be announced on May 6 and honored at a gala in New York City on June 10. <br /><br />"It is a great honor to be recognized alongside such esteemed organizations as NPR, FactCheck and the Pew Forum,&rdquo; said Daniel Newman, executive director of "This honor reflects the tremendous support we&#39;re receiving for our work on government transparency, holding our politicians accountable. And like Oscar shining its searchlights in Hollywood, is shining its spotlight on the campaign contribution politicians receive and whether those politicians vote with special interests or the interests of the people."<br /><br />"The Webby Awards honor the outstanding Web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "MAPLight&#39;s Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators."<br /><br /> provides unprecedented government transparency, shining a light on our broken system of money-dominated politics. They track all campaign contributions given to members of Congress and how…



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