Open the Government Praises Congress for Removing Harmful Amendment that Would Further Militarize Police Departments

This Victory is a Good First Step in Ensuring Our Police Departments Don’t Look Like Platoons, Says OTG 

WASHINGTON – Open The Government, a leading advocate for transparency to promote government accountability, applauds the defeat of a dangerous provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have made it easier for the military to transfer excess hardware to federal, state and local police departments.

Open The Government Supports Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Calls for Accountability and Transparency of Sexual Harassment Settlements in Congress

The People Have a Right to Know When Their Tax Money is Used for a Sexual Harassment Slush Fund, Says OTG

WASHINGTON – Open The Government, a leading advocate for transparency to promote government accountability, praised Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) today for calling on more "accountability” and “transparency” in dealing with sexual harassment in Congress. 

OTG Town Hall: Exposing secret government surveillance and combating threats to privacy, civil liberties and civil rights

Join us for an OpenTheGovernment town hall to discuss efforts to combat secrecy and build consensus around ways to address constitutional threats stemming from warrantless government surveillance programs. Experts will provide insight into the policies and practices that give the FBI and domestic law enforcement access to information collected without a warrant, and the dangers this poses to privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights (RSVP here).