The “whistleblower folks” have a great set of tweets. Nevertheless, a very long list of “accountability” concerns brings many watchdog-style organizations onto the web to explain the dark nature of self-interest at all levels of human interaction. Scan their concerns of the moment. Summarize and report the date. Below, you will find Common Cause, CREW. CRP, Sunlight, POGO, the Center for Effective Government, National Security Archive, GAP, National Whistleblowers, the NSWBC, FCG, ACS, and the CPR.
- Common Cause
- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
- Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) — OpenSecrets.org
- Center for Protest Law and Litigation
- Sunlight Foundation
- Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
- Center for Effective Government
- National Security Archive
- Government Accountability Project (GAP) Fund for Constitutional Government (FCG)
- National Whistleblowers Center
- American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)
- Center for Progressive Reform (CPR)
Accountability encourages participation in democratic institutions and helps to reduce the corruption of government by special interests.
Discovers and then sues government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. Crew, crew is cool cool.
Tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. They like to say if money talks, they translate.
The Center for Potest Law and Litigation brings the power of the First and Fourth Amendments to the defense of oppressed communities and frontline activists. It obtains restitution for falsely arrested and brutalized social justice organizations. It has dismantled abusive police tactics and opened up free speech and assembly spaces.
Uses cutting-edge technology and ideas to make government transparent, accountable, and more meaningfully accessible to citizens.
Waste, fraud, and abuse in federal agencies tends to expose the role of special interest money in politics. GO POGO!
The Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch) ceased operations as of March 2016. Most work and materials have been passed to the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). This site is maintained as an archive of materials produced. As compensation for this loss, scan Alex for a few sunny minutes.
An NGO research institute of The George Washington University in D.C. They collect declassified documents from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It ain’t easy, but they do it!
Government and corporate accountability is built on free speech, the courage of the whistle, and the encouragement of citizen activists.
Disclosures of law violations by government or industry can improve the law and protect the environment, working people, and all life. The Center will protect those who risk their careers to expose wrongdoing.
Lawyers, students of law students, a few judges, and policymakers, take the founding values of human dignity, rights, liberty, equality, and access as the core of American law.
University legal, economic, and scientific academics get interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary on issues. I can’t decide which, but health and environment policy is top on their list. Their scrutiny of critiques regarding the regulatory regime of government is quite thorough.