Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible: A New Survey & Messaging Toolkit
Statement of Open the Government’s Executive Director on the Release of “Committee Confidential” Documents by Senator Cory Booker
Kavanaugh confirmation hearings expose a system so broken that Members of Congress are forced to take extraordinary action in an effort to restore fairness to the process
Growing surveillance programs demand greater transparency, must adhere to privacy laws
Coalition calls on Senate to delay of hearings on Supreme Court nominee until records on his career can be reviewed
The Senate cannot fulfill its constitutional mandate of “advice and consent” if senators do not have access to records on Supreme Court nominee
Legislation would go far to increase government openness & shine light on private contractors
Today, a nonpartisan coalition of government openness, accountability, and human rights groups called for comprehensive disclosure of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the coalition raised concerns that records currently under review exclude information that would shed light on Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice.
Coalition raises alarm over attacks against journalists and condemns White House for restricting press access
Open the Government, together with a non-partisan coalition of transparency, government accountability, civil liberties and press freedom organizations, sent a letter condemning the White House for punishing journalists who ask tough questions, and demanding it welcomes all credentialed reporters to events where the press are admitted.
The Trump administration has torn an estimated 2,500 children from their asylum-seeking parents – and the damage to America’s reputation across the globe cannot be undone. Some are now terrified that children might disappear into the system and never see their families again.