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Project Censored

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

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Micky Huff, Director and Andy Lee Roth, Associate Director

Address: PO Box 571, Cotati CA 94931
Phone:(707) 874-2695
E-mail: or

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Cause of Action

Cause of Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses investigative, legal, and communications tools to educate the public on how government accountability and transparency protects taxpayer interests and economic opportunity.

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Mary Beth Hutchins, Communications Director

Address: 1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-499-4232
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Understanding Government

Understanding Government is a non-profit dedicated to improving citizen engagement with government by deepening public knowledge about the executive branch of government and federal agencies. Their goal is to improve the conversation about government in the media and thereby to increase the public’s ability to influence executive branch programs, priorities, and potential solutions.

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Ned Hodgman, Executive Director

1312 18th St., N.W. Suite 510
Washington DC 20036
Tel: (202) 775-8080

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National Priotities Project

National Priorities Project (NPP) makes complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

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Jo Comerford

Address: 243 King Street, Suite 109, Northampton, MA 01060 
Phone: 413-584-9556

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  • Build a Better Budget - an online tool to help users share share their thoughts about the government’s spending priorities with Congress
  • Federal Priorities Database - allows users to compare social indicators like unemployment rates and federal expenditures like amount spent on unemployment insurance
  • Publications - includes annual reports on issues such as the President's Budget request and the prior year's tax expenditures

National Security Counselors

National Security Counselors (NSC) furthers the twin ideals that the public needs to be as informed as possible about what its government does in the name of national security, and that people entangled in legal matters in this field should have reasonable access to knowledgeable legal assistance, regardless of income.

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Kel McClanahan

Address: 1200 South Courthouse Road, Suite 124, Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 301-728-5908
Fax: 240-681-2189
Email: kel at

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  • FOIA Requests - copies of all FOIA requests made by NSC
  • Document Vault - links to documents obtained from the government via NSC FOIA requests
  • Publications - copies of NSC original publications, as well as relevant original works written by NSC Directors, Advisors, and Staff

California Common Sense

California Common Sense (CACS) is a Stanford-based nonprofit whose government transparency projects and research harness new technology to reveal fragmented administration and overlapping state entities.The Stanford student team is also analyzing California’s financial data in order to identify ways to protect California’s long-term fiscal future.

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Autumn Carter, Policy Director

Address: 5100 El Camino Real ♦ Palo Alto, CA 94022
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Center for Media and Democracy

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Lisa Graves, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief

Address: 520 University Avenue, Suite 260 • Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Ph: (608) 260-9713
Fax: (608) 260-9714
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Center for Fiscal Accountability

The Center for Fiscal Accountability, founded in 2008, is a project of Americans for Tax Reform, a national taxpayer advocacy organization. Acknowledging that the American people and its economy can best thrive and prosper when the role of government is limited and subject to the scrutiny of taxpayers, the Center for Fiscal Accountability seeks to shed a light on government expenditures, and to promote transparency, accountability, and restraint in government finance.

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Mattie Corrao, Executive Director

Address: 722 12th Street NW, Fourth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-0261

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League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters fights to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.

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Nancy E. Tate, Executive Director

1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000;Washington, DC 20036-4508
Phone: 202-429-1965
Fax: 202-429-0854
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Project On Government Oversight

The Project On Government Oversight is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms.

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Danielle Brian, Executive Director

Address:1100 G Street NW, Suite 500•Washington DC, 20005
Phone: (202) 347-1122
Fax: (202) 347-1116

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