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What We Do

The mission and goals of our organization

The New York Coalition for Open Government, Inc. is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization comprised of journalists, activists, attorneys, educators, news media organizations, and other concerned citizens who value open government and freedom of information.

Through advocacy, education and civic engagement, the New York 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.

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“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

We Are Protecting Your Right
To Open Government in New York State


Find out about our educational reports and other publications on government transparency and accountability.

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Legislative Action

We are promoting government transparency and accountability by proposing and drafting legislation.

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The coalition initiates or supports litigation to further its mission of open and transparent government. 

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Get Involved

Join us in our mission to promote transparency, accountability, and openness in government.

Be a beacon for democracy, a watchdog for justice, and a catalyst for change.

Become a member

Ready to make a difference? Advocate for Open Government and join our diverse crowd of ‘good troublemakers and gadflies.’

Reach out

Do you have any questions or want to share your story with us? Please reach out.


Volunteers are always welcome to support our many active programs. If you want to make a difference in your community, we would love to have you.


We are a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization and are financed entirely by membership dues and donations.

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