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How I changed the law with a GitHub pull request | Ars Technica

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Recently, I found a typo in the District of Columbia’s legal code and corrected it using GitHub. My feat highlights the groundbreaking way the District manages its legal code.

America’s Empty-Church Problem - The Atlantic

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The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.

Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans—long known for their piety—were fleeing organized religion in increasing numbers. The vast majority still believed in God. But the share that rejected any religious affiliation was growing fast, rising from 6 percent in 1992 to 22 percent in 2014. Among Millennials, the figure was 35 percent.

The Problem With Our Democracy Isn't Gerrymandering. It's Integers

As everyone knows, the U.S. Congress has grown increasingly un-representative. We have states where the population is evenly split among Democrats and Republications, but where–thanks to partisan gerrymandering–the number of House members is grossly skewed in favor of one party. Even without gerrymandering, voters for the losing side in many House districts feel, justifiably, that they have no representation in Congress.

New Virginia Majority

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Working class communities of color have been shut out, silenced and ignored in Virginia, fueling widespread injustice in the state. New Virginia Majority builds the power of marginalized communities to change the political systems that aren’t working for us.

Joshua Stevens - Visual Communicator

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From map design and remote sensing to motion graphics and 3D composites, I have more than a decade of experience creating award-winning visualizations.

I am passionate about combining insightful analysis with clean, clear visualizations to communicate about our dynamic planet.

National Priorities Project

National Priorities Project: Democratizing the Federal Budget National Priorities Project (NPP) inspires individuals and movements to take action so our federal resources prioritize peace, shared prosperity, and economic security for all.

OpenStreetMap @ Telenav – OSM Mapping, R&D and big data

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screenshot This is Telenav's blog on all things OSM. Our large team of mappers, software engineers and data experts write about their work. We love to hear from you! Visit our main ImproveOSM.org website!

NASA’s Eyes

nasa eyes logo Experience Earth and our solar system, the universe and the spacecraft exploring them, with immersive apps for Mac, PC and mobile devices.

Biglumber - key signing coordination

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Welcome to biglumber! This site is designed to help expand webs of trust by coordinating key signings. You can look up a location to see who is willing to sign a key there, as well as any key signing parties that may be taking place nearby.

The Difference Engine | Web Development Apprenticeship

Our web development apprenticeship program exists to transform people’s lives by empowering those who do not have the typical background for entering tech to launch new careers in that field. We provide professional technical solutions to nonprofit and mission-based organizations to help carry out their purpose.