Teen’s App Instantly Reveals Sources of Politicians Campaign Funding

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This is incredibly cool, and incredibly useful! 16-year old Nicholas Rubin has written a browser extension called Greenhouse that allows you to mouse-over any politician’s name on any web page and instantly see what industries contributed to their campaigns, and in what amount.

Did you catch that? He’s 16! He can’t even vote yet, and here he is shaking things up and putting this great info right at your mousetip!


Rubin explains, on the Greenhouse site, that Greenhouse is “A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation. Puts vital data where it’s most relevant so you can discover the real impact of money on our political system.”

greenhouse politicians campaign fund sources app

Says Rubin, “It is my hope that providing increased transparency around the amount and source of funding of our elected representatives may play a small role in educating citizens and promoting change.”

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Heck yeah!

And did we mention that he’s just 16?

We predict quite a future for this guy!

 

You can download the Greenhouse extension for Firefox, Safari or Chrome here.

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Teen's App Instantly Reveals Sources of Politicians Campaign Funding
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Teen's App Instantly Reveals Sources of Politicians Campaign Funding
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Greenhouse is a web app that allows you to hover on a politician's name and instantly see what industries contributed to their campaigns, in what amount.
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