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LittleSis is bringing together a community of citizens who believe in transparency and accountability where it matters most. Our task is to study, document, and expose the social networks that have our democracy in a stranglehold, so that grassroots efforts can more effectively challenge their claim to power.

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3,343,591 Citations
1,088,883 Relationships
177,904 People
64,075 Organizations
60,257 Business People
21,890 Businesses
15,368 Political Fundraising Committees
11,867 Lobbyists
11,835 Academics
8,561 Political Candidates
6,662 Lawyers
5,802 Public Officials
5,033 Private Companies
3,930 Elected Representatives
3,259 Media Personalities
3,217 Schools
3,158 Government Bodies
3,070 Other Not-for-Profits
2,218 Public Companies
1,992 Individual Campaign Committees
1,675 Philanthropies
1,634 Other Campaign Committees
1,422 Lobbying Firms
1,105 Membership Organizations
619 Couples
491 Law Firms
461 Industry/Trade Associations
262 Policy/Think Tanks
194 Political Parties
178 Cultural/Arts
152 PACs
130 Public Intellectuals
98 Consulting Firms
84 Media Organizations
75 Professional Associations
70 Public Relations Firms
67 Government-Sponsored Enterprises
67 Labor Unions
54 Social Clubs