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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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3,451,585 Citations
1,130,929 Relationships
181,132 People
65,634 Organizations
61,466 Business People
22,301 Businesses
15,859 Political Fundraising Committees
11,889 Academics
11,885 Lobbyists
8,602 Political Candidates
6,937 Lawyers
5,933 Public Officials
5,178 Private Companies
4,003 Elected Representatives
3,324 Media Personalities
3,261 Schools
3,223 Government Bodies
3,131 Other Not-for-Profits
2,231 Public Companies
1,992 Individual Campaign Committees
1,687 Philanthropies
1,634 Other Campaign Committees
1,426 Lobbying Firms
1,134 Membership Organizations
619 Couples
531 Law Firms
467 Industry/Trade Associations
267 Policy/Think Tanks
194 Political Parties
180 Cultural/Arts
159 PACs
132 Public Intellectuals
106 Consulting Firms
88 Media Organizations
81 Professional Associations
77 Labor Unions
73 Public Relations Firms
71 Government-Sponsored Enterprises
56 Social Clubs