The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
— Patrick Henry, American colonial revolutionary, June 5, 1788


The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is a nonpartisan organization comprised of journalists, activists, attorneys, educators, news media organizations, and other concerned citizens who value open government and demand freedom of information.

Mission Statement

Through advocacy, education and civic engagement, the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government promotes open, transparent government and defends citizens’ right to access information from public institutions at the city, county, and state levels.

  • Petitions

  • Advocacy

  • Open Discourse


We've created a list of resources for helping take action to ensure a more open and accountable government. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to recommend any additions.

  • Petitions

  • Meetups

  • Open Discourse

  • Open Code

  • Hotline

Join the Cause

Ready to make a difference? Join the cause by adding your contact information in the form below and we will reach out to you with the next steps.