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.

Coalition Sunshine Week "Summit" 2024: Save the Date – March 13

Join us for the Coalition’s popular spring event for the community and all friends of open government. It’s in person only, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. We’ll meet at 1050 Connecticut…

Coalition Testimony at D.C. Council Oversight Gets Agency Action Releasing Overdue Data

A D.C. agency this week published a data report within 24 hours of Open Government Coalition testimony that it was two years overdue. Annual data collection was included in the Death With Dignity Act passed…

Coalition Urges D.C. Council to Remove Anti-Transparency Provisions in Latest Crime Bill

UPDATE 1/22/24 The Coalition today (22) wrote the full Council asking that police transparency and accountabiliy sections of the pending crime bill be removed to allow thorough consideration they have not yet received. This is…

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