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Open States

Open States

Open States strives to improve civic engagement at the state level by providing data and tools regarding state legislatures. We aim to serve members of the public, activist groups, journalists, and researchers with better data on what is happening in their state capital, and to provide tools to reduce barriers to participation and increase engagement.

Open States aggregates legislative information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. This information is then standardized, cleaned, and published to the public via, a powerful API, and bulk downloads.

As of 2021, Open States is a project of Civic Eagle.


All issues are filed on our Issues repository.

You can communicate with us via our Slack


  1. issues Public

    Having trouble? Looking to contribute? Issues live here!

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  2. source for Open States scrapers

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  3. people Public

    Curated information on all state legislators & governors.

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  4. Open States data model and scraper backend

    Python 9 16

  5. Open States Documentation

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    Python 51 47