The Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) – also known as LittleSis – is a nonprofit watchdog research group that investigates power and corruption at the intersection of business and government. We publish high-impact research; collaborate with journalists, academics, and activists who are investigating and challenging powerful individuals and institutions; and build and maintain our flagship research site, LittleSis.org (the opposite of “Big Brother”). LittleSis.org is a free, online wiki database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government. This grant is supporting Map the Power, a recently-launched project to train and organize activist-researchers to investigate Trump’s backers and beneficiaries, so that activists and grassroots organizations are armed with the information they need to develop effective campaign strategies and win real victories.
Year(s) Awarded: 2017