The Sunlight Foundation, a group dedicated to making government transparent and accountable, has had enough with Super Committee meetings happening behind closed doors. The Super Committee is a group of 12 lawmakers tasked with closing the nation’s budget deficit by a mandatory deadline of November 23. They’ve been doing the majority of their work in secret:
So far, the members of the Super Committee have failed to provide even the simplest transparency measures, dodging lobbying and campaign disclosure and holding far too few open meetings.
But there’s still time for them to release information:
We’re calling on the Super Committee to post their recommendations 72 hours before they vote – to allow the public to see how they work they’ve been doing behind closed doors will affect us.
Since the twelve members of the Super Committee represent a fraction of congress, the Sunlight Foundation is asking Americans to “adopt” members as their own and let them know we’re watching.