Yesterday, November 12, 2008, OMB Watch released the 21st Century Right to Know Project’s Transparency Recommendations to President-elect Barack Obama and key members of Congress. The recommendations are included in a report titled Moving Toward a 21st Century Right-to-Know Agenda: Recommendations to President-elect Obama and Congress. The 21st Century Right to Know Project developed these recommendations with the help of a diverse set of organizations and individuals, including AALL and many law librarians. AALL has signed on to endorse the recommendations.
Last month, we called on law librarians to take action and endorse the Transparency Recommendations. An impressive number of you heeded our call! Seventy-five individual law librarians and eight AALL chapters, including GPLLA, LLOPS, NOCALL, SANDALL, SCALL, SFALL, SNELLA, and WestPac, signed on. AALL’s Government Relations Committee and AALL’s Technical Services Special Interest Section also signed on. Thank you all!
For those of you who haven’t signed on, it’s not too late! OMB Watch is still accepting endorsements. We invite you to read the recommendations and join the more than 240 organizations and individuals by signing on to endorse the recommendations. This is your opportunity to show President-elect Barack Obama and the 111th Congress that access to information and government transparency are important issues to you!
[Posted by Emily Feldman]