Partner Shines a Light on Inauguration Donations

The Center for Responsive Politics has launched a searchable database of all the donors to President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration. CRP’s analysis of donors, however, is hampered by a backslide in transparency from the 2009 inauguration. The inauguration campaign is only publishing the names of donors this year. In 2009, it included the donor name, place of employment, city and state, and the amount contributed. CRP’s Sheila Krumholtz put it all in context in a Los Angeles Times op-ed.