Recently, Karl Rove’s organization Crossroads set up a site called Wikiaccountability.org. The site is designed to be a collaborative website that collects information from Freedom of Information Act requests. This is a great tool and will go a long way toward helping force transparency and accountability in the federal government! But wait…does this concept sound familiar?
In 2008, The Bluegrass Institute launched FreedomKentucky.org – a collaborative and innovative database designed to host hard to find information about issues important to Kentuckians. Over the past couple of years the site has become one of the largest databases of education transparency information.
The past two years have seen FreedomKentucky.org transition into hosting more information related to open records requests. In 2010 and 2011, Operation Open Records saw hundreds of records requests submitted and responded to. The requests and results were posted so that anyone could see the process!
“Rewarding Failure” was a result of these requests.
Wikiaccountability.org and FreedomKentucky.org are important to transparency and accountability efforts! Go check them out!