Washington, DC – Good Government Now signed a letter with 42 other organizations urging the Biden administration to “bring transparency and truth back to government.”
Some of the steps towards transparency proposed by the coalition were to emphasize to all federal employees the obligation to give full effect to federal transparency laws; to direct agencies to adopt new FOIA guidelines that prioritize transparency and the public interest; and to direct DOJ to fully leverage its central role in agencies’ FOIA implementation.
“Transparency is foundational to a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The right to know what our government is up to is also one of the most fundamental checks and balances in our system of government—one that depends on the preservation of relevant information and public access to it,” the letter concludes.
Read the full letter here: https://knightcolumbia.org/documents/67353af9e3