We interrupt your normally scheduled dataviz to present our brand new sister site - The Political Party Time Tumblr! Take a look and give it a follow!
Welcome to the official Political Party Time Tumblr - the brand new social extension of the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Party Time project.
For the better part of five years, Political Party Time has sought to accomplish one goal: to shed a healthy dose of sunlight on one of the more mysterious practices of the U.S. Congress — raising money.
From the early hours of the morning until late in the evening, politicians are breaking bread and sipping cocktails with donors. Sunlight’s Party Time lets you know who’s fundraising and where.
The Political Party Time website is a catalog of crowdsourced political invitations that we collect from citizens, journalists and insiders alike. That quote above is our motto — our mission statement.
[SIDE NOTE: Got a hot ticket to a fundraiser you want to share? Click that envelope in the top-right corner. That’s right: the one that moves. Don’t be shy now! (You can also click here.)]
As an extension of that project, our mission on Tumblr is even simpler: to bring this clandestine world right to your Internets, and to do it in a way that Tumblr does best: with all the ‘notable’ content we can muster.
Looking for a photographic representation of what a politician’s Teeni Weeni Bikini Martini party might look like? We’ll show you. Or how about what happens when you go into the Bayou with Sen. David Vitter? Or when pols party with Justin Bieber, Beyonce or THE BOSS? We’ll have all that, plus more.