In this day and age of convoluted politics, news, and technology, perhaps we can relate to Sergeant Joe Friday from the TV show Dragnet. If he had to sift through the overwhelming information on the Internet, he too might say:"Give us the facts, ma'am."
So how can a functional democracy improve the accessibility of useful information for the American people? Poppy MacDonald is President of USAFacts, a civic organization founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and dedicated to the collection and dissemination of open source facts for the betterment of civil debate. She shares the significance and ongoing journey of innovating new ways to make government data more available for millions of Americans across the country.
Learn more about Poppy's work and start your research at usafacts.org!
Poppy's Twitter: @poppymacd
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