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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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3,579,394 Citations
1,185,813 Relationships
186,767 People
69,703 Organizations
63,233 Business People
23,556 Businesses
16,250 Political Fundraising Committees
12,052 Academics
11,927 Lobbyists
8,675 Political Candidates
7,420 Lawyers
6,405 Public Officials
5,516 Private Companies
4,196 Elected Representatives
3,536 Media Personalities
3,369 Schools
3,362 Government Bodies
3,308 Other Not-for-Profits
2,275 Public Companies
2,011 Individual Campaign Committees
1,749 Philanthropies
1,642 Other Campaign Committees
1,440 Lobbying Firms
1,178 Membership Organizations
619 Couples
576 Law Firms
503 Industry/Trade Associations
289 Policy/Think Tanks
214 Political Parties
207 Cultural/Arts
187 PACs
156 Public Intellectuals
151 Consulting Firms
108 Media Organizations
98 Labor Unions
95 Government-Sponsored Enterprises
90 Public Relations Firms
90 Professional Associations
68 Social Clubs