Commitments in Civil Society National Action Plan Now Open for Endorsements

In our last newsletter we introduced you to our latest project designed to encourage the Administration to take bold steps to make the federal government more open and accountable: a Civil Society-drafted National Action Plan. We are working with our coalition partners and others to draft the kind of ambitious commitments we would like to see included in the next version of the government's Plan, and are making all of the ideas available for the public to comment on.

Since we last shared the site with you, several new proposals, including ideas to improve transparency of communications surveillance and federal spending, establish a Presidential Advisory Committee on Open Government, improve scientific integrity, protect whistleblowers, open government data, and much more have been added to the site.

This past week, we also added a new feature to the site that lets other organizations and members of the public "endorse" any of the ideas they agree should be included in the Administration's version of the plan. We hope you will take a few minutes to browse the site and add your name to the list of people and organizations that support the proposals.

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