-For Immediate Release-
January 7, 2013
Contact: Brian Gumm, 202-683-4812, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Effective Government Announces Launch
Organization Was Formerly Known as OMB Watch
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013—Today, the leadership of OMB Watch announced that the organization has officially changed its name to the Center for Effective Government (www.foreffectivegov.org). The name change comes after careful deliberation and discussion and is designed to better reflect the goals and mission of the organization.
Katherine McFate, President and CEO said, "Center for Effective Government better reflects the overall goal of our work and the breadth of the issues we cover. It makes clear our commitment to promoting the idea that 'government matters' and that an effective, responsive, accountable government is fundamental to restoring public trust in democracy and to achieving a more just, sustainable, inclusive economy.”
McFate noted that 30 years ago when Gary Bass founded the organization, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was engaged in activities that threatened the nonprofit community and anti-poverty efforts. The organization did groundbreaking work to expose the power of OMB, and over the next three decades expanded its expertise to other areas of federal policy.
The Center for Effective Government will continue to offer expert analysis, in-depth reports, and news updates on the issues it has been known for in the past. Specifically, the organization will:
"We believe our new name will help us better communicate the work we do and why it is important. We are eager to help all Americans better understand what government does and why public investments are critical to ensuring a decent quality of life for future generations of Americans."
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The Center for Effective Government is dedicated to building an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances the national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry.