Wednesday, November 21, 2007

HELPING UNCLE SAMMY SEE DAYLIGHT

You’ve got to love government watchdogs. While we sleep snug in our beds, they’re filing FOI and “Sunshine Law” requests in an ongoing effort to keep federal, state, and local governments accountable. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a website that showcased the efforts of these crusaders? Well, now there is! From the GoernmentDocs.org site:

“GovernmentDocs.org was created to advance the values of open and accountable government. This site gives the public an unprecedented level of access to government documents by allowing users to browse, search, and review hundreds of thousands of pages acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other public disclosure, or “sunshine,” laws.


With the GovernmentDocs.org system, citizen reviewers can engage in the government accountability process like never before. Registered users can review and comment on documents, adding their insights and expertise to the work of the national nonprofit organizations which are partnering on this project.”

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