Poliana is a web application that simpliﬁes the legislative system by analyzing and visualizing money’s inﬂuence in politics. Abraham Lincoln once discussed a "government of the people, by the people, for the people" in his famous Gettysburg Address. Since then, things have changed in how our government represents its constituents.
You'd be surprised at the mass amount of big political data out there. We're striving to take that data and display it in a way that makes sense to people, and isn't just a bunch of confusing numbers. By creating interactive graphs, it's easier for people to understand where trends fall (or don't fall) in politics and what influences legislation.
No matter your opinion on politics, we aim to create a population of informed citizens by giving them the ability to explore and understand their government.