Transparency in government is essential to our democracy. The ACLU of Connecticut has worked to uphold this principle by opposing efforts to undermine Connecticut's Freedom of Information law and demanding government documents to contribute to public discourse. When an Enfield police officer was named in 11 excessive force lawsuits and the town tried to keep the lawsuit settlements secret, we took action before the state Freedom of Information (FOI) Commission and won. When the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans’ Affairs failed to respond adequately to our request for records about military sexual violence, we took them to court and won. By fighting for government transparency, we are working for a stronger democracy.
House Bill 6193, An Act Subjecting Certain Nonstate Entities that Serve a Governmental Function to the Freedom of Information Act and the Codes of EthicsMarch 29, 2021
Senate Bill 1074 and House Bill 6651, Each An Act Concerning Various Provisions Related to Government Administration and COVID-19, but Opposing Section 7 in Each BillMarch 29, 2021
S.J.R. 15, A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the State Constitution to Permit Early Voting; H.B. 5277, An Act Decreasing Fees for Copying Public Records under the Freedom of Information Act; H.B. 5278, An Act Revising Certain Absentee Voting StatutesFebruary 28, 2020
S.B. 970, An Act Concerning the Confidentiality of Evidence Seized in a Criminal Investigation and Suggesting Alternative LanguageMarch 6, 2019
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- March 19, 2018