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The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC)is an organization that “protects the public's right to oversee its government.” The NFOIC is made up of member organzations, that advocate for state level open records and first amendment laws. They have members in forty four states.
These organizations are all different some of them are run out of journalism schools while others are non profits that are coalitions of concerned citizens and journalists. They either focus on first amendment rights or open records. They tend to be places where people can find what should by available, host seminars, litigate when necessary, and educate the public on what they have a right to know.
It’s great to see so many organizations working toward more openness in government at all levels.Continue reading
While we work on more transparency for Congress it's important to note that federal efforts for openness can have a positive effect on state government. On the flip side the states can take the lead on disclosure or they can be less open this makes them great places to see how transparency is valued. Let’s see what the states are up to:Continue reading