Contact: Patrice McDermott or Emily Feldman
Phone Number: (202) 332-6736
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For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2007 —
OpenTheGovernment.org invites you to come join James Madison, Ms. Public, and George W. Bush in a flash video game show – Democracy in Jeopardy! – about government openness and secrecy. The flash video can be viewed at www.openthegovernment.org — with links provided for ways to take action to fight back against secrecy and promote openness.
Patrice McDermott, director of OpenTheGovernment.org, said, “Our democracy is indeed in jeopardy but the public can join Ms. Public, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and others in fighting the forces of secrecy. It is a fight we can and must win.”
OpenTheGovernment.org is a coalition of journalists, consumer and good government groups, environmentalists, library groups, labor and others united to make the federal government a more open place in order to make us safer, strengthen public trust in government, and support our democratic principles.