Who we are
We’re a coalition of citizens, public interest groups, trade associations, and businesses that champion greater governmental transparency through improved public access to and long-term preservation of congressional information.
For the benefit of the general public, we encourage Congress to broadly disseminate information about congressional activities and to create congressional information in ways that optimize its reuse and facilitate its long-term preservation. We marshal coalition members to create, share, and collaborate on legislative data byproducts for further reuse. And we educate Congress on the benefits of open data and partner with it to improve internal processes.
We believe the public has a right to know what its government is doing. Want to know what else we believe? Read our statement of principles.
To help advance our mission, we formed a steering committee of data and transparency experts to direct the activities of the coalition. Major decisions, such as coalition letters and issue positions, are made by unanimous consent. The current committee consists of the following members.
- Daniel Schuman, Demand Progress (Chairman)
- Zach Graves, R Street Institute
- Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition
- Seamus Kraft, OpenGov Foundation
- Matt Rumsey
- Josh Tauberer, GovTrack.us
- Ed Walters, Fastcase
- Eric Mill
- Molly Schwartz