Letters2020-06-05T13:50:47-04:00

Letter on Public Data Engagement

To: Ms. Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer, White House Office Management and Budget (OMB) cc: Ms. Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer; Mr. Jordan Burris, Chief of Staff to the Federal Chief Information Officer; Mr. Eric Mill, Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to the Federal Chief Information [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter Supporting 20% Increase in House MRA and Committee Funding

The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Chair House Committee on Appropriations H-307, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515  The Honorable Kay Granger Ranking Member House Committee on Appropriations H-307, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515  Re:      In support of a 20% increase in the House Member Resource allocation and increased committee funding Dear [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter from NGOs to Secretary Blinken to Assist Haitian Government in Fighting Corruption

May 4, 2021 Antony J. Blinken U.S. Secretary of State 2201 C St NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary, Recent violent protests in Port-au-Prince underscore the Haitian people’s acute frustration with weak democratic governance, systemic corruption and the severe poverty that results from the avarice of government officials. The [...]

May 5th, 2021|Categories: International, Letter|

Letter to President Biden on Ethics Agreements

Dear President Joseph R. Biden Jr., You have described your charge as “restoring faith in American government” after your predecessor’s disastrous presidency and demonstrating with your “actions – not empty words – that public servants serve all Americans, not themselves or narrow special interests.” With your executive order on ethics, [...]

April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter to President Biden on Classification Reform

April 21, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC Dear President Biden, As organizations interested in government transparency, accountability, and human rights, we support the administration’s goal to work toward “rebuilding trust with the American people” and we strongly endorse your commitment to [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Letter, National Security|

Letter to Ambassador Rice on Relaunch of Ethics.gov

April 15, 2021 Ambassador Susan Rice Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Ambassador Rice, As non-profit groups dedicated to a transparent and accountable government, we write to urge you to formally begin the process of elevating ethics as a core value in [...]

April 15th, 2021|Categories: Letter|

Letter to Congress on Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act

April 13, 2021 Dear Speaker Pelosi, Republican Leader McCarthy, and Members of the House of Representatives: We, the 31 undersigned organizations, write in strong support of the bipartisan Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (“ACMRA”) and urge the House of Representatives to consider and pass the legislation.  Once enacted, ACMRA [...]

April 14th, 2021|Categories: Letter|

Letter to the Attorney General on FOIA

April 7th, 2021 The Honorable Merrick B. Garland Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C., 20530 Dear Attorney General Garland, As non-profit groups dedicated to a transparent and accountable government, we write to offer our support and suggestions for how the Department of Justice [...]

April 12th, 2021|Categories: Judicial Oversight, Letter|

Letter to Senate Judiciary on FOIA Hearings

April 7th, 2021 Senator Dick Durbin Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee 711 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Chuck Grassley Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee 135 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Oversight Hearing on FOIA at Federal Agencies Dear Chairman Durbin, The undersigned organizations write you to request [...]

April 8th, 2021|Categories: Judicial Oversight, Letter|

Letter to the Department of Homeland Security re: ICE Detention File Revi

Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20016 Tae Johnson Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St. SW Washington, D.C. 20536 Esther Olavarria Deputy Director Domestic Policy Council 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 March 29, 2021 Dear Secretary [...]

March 30th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Letter|

Open Letter to President Tshisekedi: Nullify death sentence of Congolese whistleblowers

President Tshisekedi Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday 25 March, 2021 WIN and UNIS and 50 supporters from around the world unequivocally condemn the abhorrent judgement issued by the Gombe Tribunal (Kinshasa) against two former auditors of the Afriland First Bank sentencing them to death for blowing the whistle. We write [...]

March 25th, 2021|Categories: International, Letter|

Letter to Secretary Yellen re: Trump Tax Return Materials

The Honorable Janet Yellen Secretary of the Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20220 March 25, 2021 Dear Secretary Yellen: We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to ask that you direct officials at the Department of the Treasury to fulfil the April 3, 2019 [...]

March 25th, 2021|Categories: Letter|

Letter to the Department of Homeland Security on Media Access to Border Facilities

March 24th, 2021 Hon. Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Re. Media Access to Border Facilities Dear Secretary Mayorkas, The undersigned organizations urgently request that you reverse the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) position on blocking media access to border facilities. As you are aware, the last [...]

March 24th, 2021|Categories: Immigration, Letter|

Letter to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to pass the Scientific Integrity Act

March 23, 2021 Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Ranking Member Frank Lucas House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas, The undersigned organizations write to urge you to [...]

March 23rd, 2021|Categories: COVID19, Letter|

Letter to the Office of Management and Budget to Issue Guidance on Pandemic Data

March 23, 2021 Acting Director Rob Fairweather Office of Management and Budget 725 17th St NW Washington, DC 20503 Dear Acting Director Fairweather, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issue guidance to federal agencies to establish standard procedures for the [...]

March 23rd, 2021|Categories: COVID19, Letter|

Letter on Support for Reintroduction and Passage of the Federal Advisory Committee Transparency Act

March 16, 2021 The Honorable Carolyn Maloney Chairwoman House Oversight and Reform Cmte. United States House of Representatives 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James Comer Ranking Member House Oversight and Reform Cmte. United States House of Representatives 2105 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 [...]

March 17th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter on Support for Periodically Listing Updates to Management Act (The PLUM Act)

March 16, 2021 The Honorable Carolyn Maloney Chairwoman House Oversight and Reform Cmte. United States House of Representatives 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James Comer Ranking Member House Oversight and Reform Cmte. United States House of Representatives 2105 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 [...]

March 17th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Restoring Integrity and Independence at the Department of Justice

March 15, 2021 Attorney General Merrick Garland United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Attorney General Garland, We, the undersigned organizations, are encouraged by the commitment you have expressed during your confirmation process to restoring the integrity and independence of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). As [...]

March 15th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, Letter|