VPAP was founded in 1997 on one simple premise: Because Virginia's ethics laws rely on disclosure, it is imperative that citizens have easy access to public documents related to money in politics.
VPAP is fiercely nonpartisan. It has no dog in any political fight. Its singular focus is to give Virginians the information they need to make informed decisions.
VPAP's approach is grounded in facts taken directly from public documents such as campaign finance reports, election returns, conflicts disclosures and lobbyist registrations. VPAP breaks down the silos of government data and weaves in other information such as newspaper articles.
This integrated approach provides the public with unique and valuable insights on politicians and issues that impact their families and communities.
VPAP's excellence and nonpartisan approach have won awards from numerous organizations, including the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, the Wilder School of Public Policy at VCU and the Society of Professional Journalists.