Monday, October 18

Be a transparency watchdog

Watchdog Wire:

Fed up with red tape and closed-off records? Sick of government secrecy?

Get ready for Sunshine Week, an annual drive towards transparency and open government, which raises awareness of ways citizens and media can access public information. As one of many journalism and non-profit organizations participating in Sunshine Week, Watchdog Wire is here to help you dig deeper into waste, fraud, and abuse in your local and state government. We want to hear your stories about transparency accountability, and whatever you may uncover along the way.

During Sunshine Week, as always, you can email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the transparency resources at your fingertips, or ways that you can investigate government.

Here are some of the best ways you can promote government accountability through open records, and some other fun ways to shine a light on government waste.

Continue reading at Tip Sheet: How to be a Transparency Watchdog.