Openness is a critical component of democracy, which is why Public Citizen fights for transparency in all the issues we tackle.

This page highlights those efforts as they apply to specific issues.

Fighting for an Open and Transparent Government

Take Action. Demand Transparency.


Tell the SEC: Require Corporations to Disclose Political Spending

Big Business is secretly funneling millions of dollars into our political system.
Take action to protect democracy!


Derail the Trans-Pacific Partnership

TPP negotiations continue with the public locked out and details held in tight secrecy.
Urge U.S. Trade representative Ron Kirk to release the draft texts.


Tell Congress to Pass the DISCLOSE Act

The American public should know who is funding elections.
Email your members of Congress and encourage them to support the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 4010).

Explore Additional Public Citizen's Transparency Initiatives

Open Political System

Transparency and Litigation

Public Citizen sheds light on lobbyists and corporations that attempt to influence the political system.
Cases and materials about access to government records, unsealing courts records and requirements for corporate disclosures.

U.S. Chamber Watch

Global Trade

Public Citizen's U.S. Chamber Watch promotes transparency and accountability by shedding light on the the largest private interest lobbyist in America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  

Find out what's really being negotiated in trade deals behind closed doors and read how Public Citizen is demanding transparency.



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