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How Our Laws Are Made

An award-winning infographic explaining a bill's journey to becoming a law

by Maggie York-Worth in Design on 02 June 2010

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Winner of the Sunlight Foundation's Design For America challenge, the colorful infographic "How Our Laws Are Made" offers clarity on the actions of the U.S. government. Using an enticing rainbow flow chart, the graphic simplifies the process while still showing the numerous steps (or missteps) for a bill to become a law. (Full size here.)

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One of the eight winners profiled online at Good Magazine, "How Our Laws Are Made" points out the importance of understanding the basic mechanics of government and the difficulty usually involved in doing so.

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