Washington Coalition for Open Government


WCOG is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works through the courts and the Legislature to defend and strengthen Washington’s open government laws. What makes it refreshing is that it truly is a coalition, with members who are citizen activists, government officials, and representatives of business, labor, media, law, and public policy organizations.

The members can, and often do, disagree with each other. But they stand together to fight for openness in government, believing it is the best way to ensure accountability and preserve public trust.

6351 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
United States

Phone number
Contact email

Related blog entries

Washington Governor Inslee relaxes open government laws

Posted Thu, 04/02/2020 - 3:25pm
To further facilitate the social distancing and stay-at-home orders put in place in the past two weeks, Gov. Jay Inslee suspended several parts of the state’s government transparency laws this week...

Local lawmakers head to Olympia

Posted Fri, 01/17/2020 - 8:30am
The Washington state Legislature re-convened this week as a full government body, starting off the 2020 legislative session. The Reflector sent out a list of questions to local lawmakers to get an...