Holding Government Accountable

Global Witness

Corinna Gilfillan, Head of U.S. Office
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Address: 1100 17th Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202-827-8673

Email: mail@globalwitness.org

We want a better world -- where corruption is challenged and accountability prevails, all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries, and governments act in the public interest.

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Dan Kesselbrenner, Executive Director

Address: 14 Beacon Street, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 202-271-2286

Email: dkesselbrenner@nipnlg.org


For over 45 years, the National Immigration Project has promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. 

American Oversight

Austin Evers, Executive Director

Address: American Oversight, 1030 15th St. NW, Suite B255, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-869-5241

Email: info@americanoversight.org


Relying on the Freedom of Information Act and other public records laws, American Oversight does the job that Congress refuses to do, exposing unethical conduct throughout this administration and demanding investigations. We file open records requests and sue agencies to uncover misconduct that otherwise would not see daylight and harness the independent power of the courts to force the administration to obey the law.

Issue One

Nick Penniman, Chief Executive Officer
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Address: 1401 K St NW Ste 350
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-299-0265

Email: info@issueone.org


Issue One is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to political reform and government ethics in order to strengthen democracy and return government to the American people.


In the Public Interest

Donald Cohen, Executive Director

Address: 1939 Harrison St, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 202-429-5091

Email: donald@inthepublicinterest.org


In the Public Interest is a comprehensive research and policy center committed to promoting the values, vision, and agenda for the common good and democratic control of public goods and services.

We are committed to equipping citizens, public officials, advocacy groups, and researchers with information, ideas, and resources on best practices in government contracting and other types of public-private agreements. We help others better understand the impacts of privatization of public services and assets on democratic decision-making, public budgets, and quality public services.

Keeping Government Beholden

Tyson Brody
Email: tyson@kgbusa.org
Phone: 913 205 6898
Fax: 888-638-6003

Keeping Government Beholden is a non-partisan foundation formed to educate the public on how changing rules and technology are ushering in a new era of government transparency and accountability. Through our educational endeavors, we seek to increase awareness of directives dictating how our government is supposed to preserve records of its actions and decisions at all levels. Keeping Government Beholden’s mission is to ensure the government complies with directives to provide access to its records through investigation, litigation, and public advocacy.


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Oceana USA: http://usa.oceana.org/


Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life. Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation.