Protecting the public’s right to know about the Special Counsel’s investigation

More than three quarters of Americans think the report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public. Yet   Read Full


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Open the Government Fellowship Program: Spring 2019 OTG is seeking a research fellow for the spring of 2019 (January – May) to contribute to the coalition’s work to make the   Read Full


Family Separation Crisis Highlights Urgent Need for Transparency in Immigration System

The Trump administration’s policy to separate families, followed by a rollback that would instead indefinitely detain parents and their children, has made clear that the immigration system lacks crucial transparency   Read Full


Freedom of Information Act

Openness advocates, journalists, litigators and grassroots organizations working on a range of policy issues are increasingly looking to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to shine light on government actions carried   Read Full


Enhancing Transparency in Immigration Enforcement and Detention Practices Congressional demands for greater openness and accountability

While much of the secrecy surrounding immigration enforcement today is rooted in programs implemented under the last administration, the growing obstruction and misinformation campaigns under this administration are part of   Read Full


Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible: A New Survey & Messaging Toolkit

A new Open the Government survey, conducted by the Winston Group and Lake Research Partners, makes clear that while advocates for accountability face many challenges, there are opportunities to move   Read Full


Survey: Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible

New Open the Government research shows Americans support a more transparent and open government.   Read Full


Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible

A new Open the Government survey makes clear that there are opportunities to move voters, who fundamentally believe in the importance of transparency and ethics in government.   Read Full


OTG Applauds Sen. Merkley for Introducing AUMF Bill That Offers Alternative to Corker-Kaine

Bill Aims to Reassert Congressional Constitutional War Authority and Avoid Endless Wars   Read Full


Open the Government Applauds Sen. Merkley for Introducing AUMF Bill That Offers Alternative to Corker-Kaine

Open the Government Executive Director Lisa Rosenberg applauded Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley for introducing the Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Act. The bill is an Authorization for Use of   Read Full