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“A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm them selves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison

We strive to make the government answer to the people by giving the public access to previously secret government documents using the Freedom of Information Act.

Check out our new blog for the latest news in government transparency and the Freedom of Information Act.

Advocates for Accountable Government's Ginger McCall is quoted in the New York Times.

"Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance," Charlie Savage, The New York Times, August 21, 2013.

Each agency, upon any request for records which (i) reasonably describes such records and (ii) is made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees (if any), and procedures to be followed, shall make the records promptly available to any person.