Open Up Your Legislature!

On September 15, Sunlight Foundation led a group of more than 100 civil society organizations from around the world in a global campaign to highlight the importance of transparent and accountable legislatures, and to help parliaments embrace new technologies when publishing information about their work.

The public letter, issued in coordination with the Global Legislative Openness Week, calls on national assemblies to make parliamentary and legislative data open by default by proactively releasing information in open and structured formats and making it available to the public free of charge. These principles are enshrined in the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness, a call to parliaments for an increased commitment to openness.

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