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WCOG Needs Your Support

At the Washington Coalition for Open Government, we don’t have graphic pictures of human disaster touch our collective heart strings to use in our fund raising efforts because the potential disaster to our democracy that we constantly and vigorously fight is insidiously low profile. But make no mistake, our democracy is under fire. When lawyers argue the President is exempt from the Presidential Records Act and broadcast networks become a target after recent reports, it challenges our democracy.

Some special interest groups and some politicians use your tax dollars to try to keep what goes on in government secret from us and when someone like WACOG calls them out on it, they use your tax dollars to defend their illegal actions.

WCOG needs your dollars to halt these efforts to chip away at our democracy, both in the State of Washington and on the federal level in collaborations with our brethren open government advocates in other states.

Someone once said you never know how much Democracy you need until you have none… continue reading.

Transparency and public participation are building blocks of good government.

The Coalition was formed to act as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated promoting and defending the People’s right to know in matters of public interest and in the conduct of the public’s business. The Coalition’s driving vision is to help foster open government processes, supervised by an informed and engaged citizenry, which is the cornerstone of democracy.

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