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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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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News and Updates

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

D.C. Police Union Goes to Court to Stop New Law Releasing Body-Cam Video

UPDATE: TRO hearing Thursday, August 13 at 2 p.m. Audio call-in is 202-860-2110. Meeting ID# 129 776 4396#. Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo presiding. The D.C. Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing over 3,000 officers, filed…

D.C. Open Government Coalition Raises Questions About Incomplete Body Camera Video of Deadly Interactions with D.C. Police

D.C. officials on July 31 released selected videos from three fatal incidents in 2018 involving Metropolitan Police Department officers, two shootings and a collision of a dirt bike and a police cruiser. The video is…

D.C. Council Heard New Voices During 17-Month Campaign: Voted to Open Charter School Board Meetings Beginning October 1

The D.C. Open Government Coalition congratulates the many parents and teachers in charter schools, as well as other concerned citizens, energized for reform after charter schools changed programs or even shut down in meetings behind…

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