Open, Accountable Government
In a democracy, citizens have a right to know what their government does, how decisions are made, and how to make their voices heard. We advocate for proactive government disclosure of timely, useful public information that empowers citizen action and helps individuals and organizations effect positive change in their communities.
The FBI has filed criminal charges against Freedom Industries President Gary Southern for allegedly making false statements ...read in full
In the final days of the 113th Congress, the Senate successfully passed bipartisan legislation to reform the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The measure prevailed after several ...read in full
If you've eaten strawberries recently, you can probably thank a California grower. Mild temperatures and an extended growing season mean that at ...read in full
Maryland may soon join neighboring West Virginia and Pennsylvania by allowing fracking in the state. Outgoing Governor Martin O’Malley announced that he ...read in full
A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...read in full
Of the 100 agencies in the federal government subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), dozens of agencies have not yet updated their FOIA ...read in full