Open, TransparentGovernment

An open and accountable government is the cornerstone to a healthy democracy. The League continues to advocate for government transparency and freedom of information to keep citizens educated about government actions.
  • Local Voices Report Cover
    Local Voices Report Cover

    In 2005, with generous funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the LWVEF launched "Local Voices: Citizen Conversations on Civil Liberties and Secure Communities." This project had three main components: public deliberations in ten communities across the country, focus groups and quantitative public opinion research to explore attitudes and values toward homeland security and civil liberties. The findings the Local Voices project are chronicled in this report.