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OTG Coalition, Former Government Ethics Chief Calls on White House to Release Virtual Visitor Logs

Washington – Today, Open The Government led a coalition, including 13 transparency and ethics organizations, and Walter Michael Shaub Jr., the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in   Read Full

Open The Government and Government Accountability Project Request Investigation into Illegal HHS Gag Orders

Washington – Earlier today, Open The Government and Government Accountability Project sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel requesting an investigation into illegal gag orders issued by the   Read Full

OTG Urges NARA to Revise Proposed Changes to Electronic Records Management Regulations

Open The Government wrote a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration raising important questions about its proposed changes to its electronic records management regulations regarding standards for digitizing   Read Full

OTG Announces Three New Steering Committee Members

The new additions each bring a unique background of expertise and commitment to government transparency and accountability Washington, D.C. — Open The Government welcomed Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, John Yang, and Nick Chedli   Read Full

Biden’s Ethics Plan Earns First Victory for Accountability Reform Advocates

(Washington) —  By signing an executive order on ethics commitments for the executive branch on his first day in office, President Joe Biden demonstrated the importance of structural ethics reforms that   Read Full

A reprehensible attack on our democracy

(Washington) — Open The Government released the following statement from Lisa Rosenberg, executive director, in response to the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier today: “The insurrection on Capitol Hill   Read Full

CLC Calls for Biden Administration To Restore Government Accountability Through Ethics Reforms

This blog post from our friends at Campaign Legal Center on Accountability 2021 was originally published here. By Delaney MarscoDecember 2, 2020 Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has joined a nonpartisan coalition,   Read Full

Congrats, President-Elect Biden! Now, Restore Accountability in the Federal Government

40 Advocacy Organizations & Experts Release Accountability 2021 Reform Agenda for Biden Administration — Open The Government today announced Accountability 2021, a robust agenda of actionable recommendations that president-elect Joe   Read Full

Trump must respect the democratic process

(WASHINGTON) — On Trump prematurely declaring victory as vote counting in the 2020 presidential election continues, Lisa Rosenberg, executive director of Open The Government, issued the following statement: “Prematurely declaring himself the   Read Full

Open Government Coalition Urges NARA to Preserve Presidential Records

Open The Government led a coalition of 12 organizations urging the archivist of the United States to take steps to maintain White House records for effective executive oversight. In a   Read Full