We Believe

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Statement of Values

We, the undersigned organizations, believe that the public has the right to information held by and for our government. We believe in empowering the public by advancing policies that lead to a more open, accountable and responsive government. We believe in combatting government secrecy and increasing access to information in order to strengthen our democratic institutions and protect our national security. Transparency and accountability are essential to our form of government, therefore we endeavor to advance the public’s right to know and build consensus for openness.