This video set documents Witness Wednesdays: Voices of the Unemployed, a series of events in Washington, DC, featuring members of Congress and faith, nonprofit, and labor leaders reading the moving stories of long-term unemployed Americans.
Hide No Harm Act Introduction
On July 16, 2014, Katherine McFate, president of the Center for Effective Government and co-chair of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, joined Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bob Casey (D-PA), as well as Robert Weissman of Public Citizen, at the introduction of the Hide No Harm Act. The legislation would hold corporate officials criminally responsible for hiding product or workplace safety hazards from agencies, workers, and members of the public they put at risk.
Our Government Matters: Public Service Recognition Week Stories
This video series showcases people from across the country talking about the public programs and public-sector workers who made a difference in their lives.
Don't Let Congress Erase Our Safeguards -- The REINS Act
From highways to communications systems, from guaranteeing student loans and mortgages to reducing unfair credit card fees, from keeping our food safe to keeping our water supply clean, we all rely on government-funded systems in our daily lives.
"We the People": Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
Sean Moulton, Center for Effective Government's Director of Open Government Policy, testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, "We the People: Fulfilling the Promise of Open Government Five Years After The OPEN Government Act."
Open Government in the Second Term: National Security and Secrecy
This panel discussion took place during Sunshine Week 2013 and was moderated by Ginger McCall, Director of the Open Government Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Implementing Open Government: Challenges and Opportunities in the Second Term
This panel discussion took place during Sunshine Week 2013 and was moderated by Katherine McFate, President and CEO, Center for Effective Government.
Gavin Baker, Center for Effective Government's Open Government Policy Analyst, speaks at the Advisory Committee on Transparency's lightning talks on January 28, 2013.
Briefing on Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities
At a briefing entitled "Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities," Katherine McFate moderates a discussion on health and safety risks and improving enforcement of existing standards.
Fight Attacks on Public Protections!
This video explores the variety of attacks on public protections in 2010, as well as the price we all pay
when standards and enforcement aren't taken seriously. It was released in December 2010.