Open Government; Transparency in Texas Government

Updates by Linda Pavlik (Fort Worth/Tarrant County) Open Government Issue Chair

Coalitions and Resources

Coalitions

  • Keep Texas Notified  Keep Texas Notified is a non-partisan, broad-based coalition with a common goal of protecting the public's right to know how government activities affect their lives and pocketbooks.

Resources

  • Open Government Coalition  For all these reasons, OpenTheGovernment.org seeks to advance the public's right to know and to reduce unnecessary secrecy in government.
  • The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas strives to ensure that the public's business is conducted in public and works to protect the liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Position LWV-US

CITIZEN RIGHT TO KNOW/ CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

Statement of Position on the Citizen's Right to Know/Citizen Participation, as Announced by National Board, June 1984:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that democratic government depends upon informed and active participation at all levels of government.

The League further believes that governmental bodies must protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.

For more on the LWV-US Policy and History of Actions taken