District of Columbia law provides that "all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees." The DC Open Government Coalition is here to ensure the District government lives up to its promise.

Access your government through DC's transparency laws

The DC government is legally required to make public records and meetings accessible to the public. If you are trying to access public records, public meetings, or public datasets, the DC Open Government coalition has compiled information about how you can access them.

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Advocate for greater transparency in DC government

Part of the mission DC Open Government Coalition is to improve the processes by which the public gains access to government records and proceedings, and to educate the public and government officials about the principles and benefits of open government in a democratic society.

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Learn how to dig into DC government

The DC Open Government Coalition is offering training on how to access DC government information. These training sessions, called "Digging into DC," can help the DC community learn how to get a bit deeper into the functioning of the DC open government processes.

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News and Updates

Read the latest blog posts from the DC Open Government Coalition.

Save the Date: Sunshine Week Community Open Government Summit Set for March 15, 2023

Plan to attend the in-person return of the Coalition’s annual “Summit” meeting for everyone interested in District of Columbia government transparency. Join us on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Open Gov…

Holiday Letter from D.C. Open Government Coalition

Coalition founder and board president, Tom Susman, sends this letter to all: Dear Friend of Open Government: As the New Year approaches, the D.C. Open Government Coalition thanks you for your support and commitment to…

D.C. Council Votes Major Open Government Improvements

This week, the D.C. Council advanced government transparency, especially concerning criminal justice. For years and increasingly since 2020 following the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis the community and the Open Government Coalition have…

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