Washington, D.C. — Open The Government welcomed Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, John Yang, and Nick Chedli Carter as the newest additions to its Steering Committee. OTG’s Steering Committee consists of leaders from a cross-section of accountability organizations that provide strategic and tactical advice to the organization on advancing policy initiatives that create a more open and accountable government.
“I am delighted to welcome such an outstanding group of new steering committee members,” said OTG’s Executive Director Lisa Rosenberg. “Their knowledge, expertise, leadership, and commitment to an inclusive democracy for all will be invaluable as OTG expands our coalition to address critical threats to transparency and accountability in government.”
Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean is the Vice President of Fair Count.
“I strongly believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone has access to information. At Fair Count, we focus on the three pillars of democracy (the census, voting, and redistricting) to build long-term power in marginalized and underrepresented communities. The work that OTG does to empower communities by fighting for transparency, access to information, and government accountability go hand in hand with Fair Count’s mission. I am honored to serve on the OTG Steering Committee to help bring the goals of both organizations and our respective partners to fruition,” Dr. McLean said.
John Yang is the President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
“I am honored to be a part of this distinguished steering committee and look forward to contributing to the group and working to ensure that Open The Government can be a resource for Advancing Justice and the Asian American community,” Yang said.
Nick Chedli Carter is a Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center and Managing Director of Resilient Democracy.
“The work of OTG is essential to immediate efforts to realize a more inclusive and functioning democracy. OTG is a centering point for many advocating for a government that serves and is ultimately accountable to the people, and I’m grateful to be on the steering committee at this critical period,” said Carter.
OTG Steering Committee members serve for a term of three years and may be reelected to successive or subsequent terms.
Ufuoma Otu, Communications Director