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The Washington Coalition for Open Government is committed to independence and non-partisanship in its support for open government.

We maintain this commitment even though many WCOG officers and directors are politically active in a variety of ways, including holding public office. All officers and directors are expected to avoid conflicts of interest and to recuse themselves from WCOG discussions or decisions that would present such conflicts.

We rely on open discussion to provide checks and balances against conflicts of interest. Anyone, WCOG member or not, who perceives a potential conflict of interest within the organization should alert WCOG of their concern, and appropriate action will be taken by WCOG, if necessary.

This can be done by sending an e-mail to ethics@washingtoncog.org.

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