Open the Government issued the following statement in response to the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland:
Open the Government is devastated by the shooting at the Capital Gazette.
Journalists are our partners and kindred spirits in our mission to provide the public with access to information. They are the antithesis of “the enemy of the people” and we will continue undeterred to support their work and will seek and support efforts to deescalate the hostility towards them.
Our thoughts are with the victims and our gratitude and support goes out to the newsrooms across the country that will be open for business today.