This site was created in 2018 using Google Fusion Tables and information from Ballotpedia and the Rhode Island General Assembly. We used available data on specific issues, and we’ve linked to each source. Since the site is built on data from other places, you will need to read more from those sources to understand how they determined scores, rankings or endorsements.
We developed this beta site to see how people would respond and what questions we would receive. In 2019 we are exploring more stable data and web platforms for the longer term. If you want to know more, get in touch.
We know that all data are flawed, and we've been as transparent as possible about the sources we've used. Please send us corrections. Over time, we hope to show more layers of information in more visual formats. Our goal is to spark questions, conversation and engagement.
We think that visualizing information can help us see data in new ways. We think that it should be easier to follow what elected officials are doing. We think maps are cool. We wondered what we could see if we used public tools and data. We love Rhode Island.
Two old friends who like nerdy projects. We picked issues that we care about, and to be clear, we vote progressive. Contact us with ideas or other votes we should map.
Politics can be hard. Here are some zebras.
Thank you: Our icons come from The Noun Project including the favicon by Ted Grajeda. We use free tools from Google Fusion and Google Maps. We draw on public data from the RI General Assembly and Ballotpedia. We are grateful that there are advocacy organizations publishing ratings and rankings for the public to use. Thanks to our friend Jim who entertained us with vintage car ads and answered our questions. And thanks to everyone who is engaged in public life.