New flash animation: Democracy in Jeopardy!

Contact: Patrice McDermott or Emily Feldman
Phone Number: (202) 332-6736

Watch the flash animation

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2007 — 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 — with links provided for ways to take action to fight back against secrecy and promote openness.

Patrice McDermott, director of, 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.” 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.