Press Releases


OpenTheGovernment.org Launches BailoutWatch.net

WASHINGTON, April 20 – Do you want to know what the government and the financial sector are doing with your tax dollars in the bailout? Well, now you can easily   Read Full


Fourth Annual National Event Will Kick Off National Dialogue on Open Government

WASHINGTON – On Friday, March 20th from 1 – 2:30 eastern, OpenTheGovernment.org will host and webcast a discussion on open government in theory and in practice from the Center for   Read Full


Groups Launch Project in Search of the Government’s Most Wanted Documents

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Democracy & Technology and OpenTheGovernment.org today announced the launch of Show Us The Data: The Most Wanted Government Documents, a project aimed at identifying   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org: Supreme Court View of Faulty Police Records is “Unreasonable”

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2008 – In response to the recent 5-4 Supreme Court opinion in Herring v United States, OpenTheGovernment.org expresses disappointment that the majority failed to ensure government’s responsibility   Read Full


Good Government Advocates Ask for Transparency and Oversight of Bailout

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2008 – In light of the government’s commitment of an estimated $8.5 trillion of taxpayer money to financial rescue initiatives with no transparency and little oversight, OpenTheGovernment.org   Read Full


Secrecy Report Card 2008: Continued Expansion of Federal Government Secrecy Seen in 2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2008 – Government secrecy increased across a wide spectrum of indicators in 2007, according to a report released today by a coalition of over 70 open government   Read Full


Third Annual National Event Will Explore Executive Branch Secrecy and Tools for Openness

Contact: Chris Green or Patrice McDermott, (202) 332-6736 info at openthegovernment.org Media Advisory Join Patrice McDermott, Director of OpenTheGovernment.org and two panels of experts in a national dialogue addressing issues   Read Full


Secrecy Report Card 2007: Report Finds Expanded Federal Government Secrecy in 2006

Contact: Emily Feldman or Patrice McDermott, 202-332-6736 info@openthegovernment.org View the Secrecy Report Card 2007 WASHINGTON, Sep. 1 — Government secrecy saw further expansion last year despite growing public concern, according   Read Full


New flash animation: Democracy in Jeopardy!

Contact: Patrice McDermott or Emily Feldman Organization: OpenTheGovernment.org Phone Number: (202) 332-6736 Email: info@openthegovernment.org Watch the flash animation For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, August 3, 2007 — OpenTheGovernment.org invites you to   Read Full


Open Government Advocates Overcome “Gonzales Hold” on FOIA Bill; OPEN Government Act Passes Senate

Contact: Patrice McDermott or Emily Feldman Organization: OpenTheGovernment.org Phone Number: (202) 332-6736 Email: info@openthegovernment.org For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, August 3, 2007 — The United States Senate today joined the House   Read Full