About American Oversight

American Oversight is a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog that advances truth, accountability, and democracy by enforcing the public’s right to government records.

American Oversight uses its extensive experience in open records law to act where abuse of authority and government power overlap. From the federal Freedom of Information Act to state transparency laws, we file carefully crafted records requests to extract information from the government. If officials fail to respond as required by law, our team has the expertise to take them to court and enforce the public’s right to hold our leaders accountable.

American Oversight has obtained and published more than one million pages of emails, memos, calendars, text messages, and other records and used those documents to ensure accountability, expose misconduct, and drive significant corrective action at all levels of government.

  • Senior Press Manager

    American Oversight An informed public; a strengthened democracy.
    • Posted 1 week ago
    • August 2, 2024
  • Fall Legal Intern

    American Oversight An informed public; a strengthened democracy.
    • Posted 1 month ago
    • July 8, 2024