For Immediate Release Statement by Miles Rapoport on Announcement that Chris Gates Will Assume Presidency of the Sunlight Foundation

Posted on September 8, 2014

The appointment of Chris Gates is great news for Sunlight and for our democracy. Chris is a longtime friend whose knowledge and experience in politics, philanthropy and genuine civic engagement make him uniquely suited to continue and strengthen the work done at Sunlight by Ellen Miller. She leaves a tremendous legacy and Chris is the perfect person to build on it.

I’m excited at the opportunity to work with Chris as a collaborator and strategist and to strengthen Common Cause’s relationship with Sunlight. All of us working for democracy reform have come to rely on the great tools Sunlight has developed to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation.

Office: Common Cause National

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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