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Tell Your Member of Congress to Support Open Government

Happy Sunshine Week! This week is about promoting a more open and accountable government. Activists, journalists and everyday citizens are marking it nationwide with lectures, panel discussions, op-eds, reports and celebrations. This is the perfect time to urge your members of Congress to stand for transparency and open government.

Tell Your Member of Congress to Support Open Government

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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Message

Dear [Decision Maker],

As we celebrate Sunshine Week this year on the 262nd birthday of President James Madison, one of the earliest open government advocates, it's fitting to remember President Madison's own words: "A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both."

As your constituent, I urge you to promote a more open and accountable government in all legislation that you consider.




An open and accessible government is an essential part of our democracy.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]