Holding Government Accountable

In the Public Interest

Donald Cohen, Executive Director

Address: 1939 Harrison St, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 202-429-5091

Email: donald@inthepublicinterest.org


In the Public Interest is a comprehensive research and policy center committed to promoting the values, vision, and agenda for the common good and democratic control of public goods and services.

We are committed to equipping citizens, public officials, advocacy groups, and researchers with information, ideas, and resources on best practices in government contracting and other types of public-private agreements. We help others better understand the impacts of privatization of public services and assets on democratic decision-making, public budgets, and quality public services.

Keeping Government Beholden

Tyson Brody
Email: tyson@kgbusa.org
Phone: 913 205 6898
Fax: 888-638-6003

Keeping Government Beholden is a non-partisan foundation formed to educate the public on how changing rules and technology are ushering in a new era of government transparency and accountability. Through our educational endeavors, we seek to increase awareness of directives dictating how our government is supposed to preserve records of its actions and decisions at all levels. Keeping Government Beholden’s mission is to ensure the government complies with directives to provide access to its records through investigation, litigation, and public advocacy.


Key resources

Oceana USA: http://usa.oceana.org/


Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life. Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation.


Journalism That Matters

Key resources

Journalism That Matters Resources page - http://www.journalismthatmatters.net/resources for resources on journalism that is possibility oriented, diverse, and engaged

Engagement Hub - http://www.engagementhub.org/ - connecting journalism and community engagement

Phone: (206)489-3652

Contact form: http://www.journalismthatmatters.net/contact

Email: jtm[at]journalismthatmatters.org


Journalism That Matters is a nonprofit that convenes conversations to foster collaboration, innovation, and action so that a diverse news and information ecosystem supports communities to thrive.They believe journalism matters most when it is of, by, and for the people.

Since 2001, the organization has hosted unconferences that have inspired hundreds of varied media initiatives around the nation. 

Pesticide Action Network North America

Key resources

1611 Telegraph Ave, Suite 1200

Oakland, CA 94612

phone: 510.788.9020


Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. They link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. 

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Key resources

Read NSAC's blog: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/ 

Visit  NSAC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/National-Sustainable-Agriculture-Coalition/

Follow NSAC on Twitter: @sustainableag 

110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 209 Washington, D.C. 20002

Phone: (202) 547-5754

Email: info@sustainableagriculture.net

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Project Censored

Micky Huff, Director and Andy Lee Roth, Associate Director
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Address: PO Box 571, Cotati CA 94931

Phone:(707) 874-2695

E-mail: mickey@projectcensored.org or andy@projectcensored.org

Project Censored celebrates the work of independent journalists and the outlets that publish and broadcast their work, and holds the corporate media to account when they fail to adequately cover news that citizens and community members need to know in order to participate in the democratic process