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Coalition members are primarily organizations and some individual organizers who are working on a campaign or providing services for those impacted by any aspect of the criminal justice system, and aligns with the coalition mission and principles. Others who align with our principles but don’t fall into one of these categories are welcome to work with the coalition in various capacities, but can’t be listed as official members.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings, on the first Thursday of every month at 3 pm. Contact us by emailing to receive the meeting info. If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please fill out a membership form.

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​Filing FOIL Requests Workshop

September 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0

The New York Coalition for Open Government is sponsoring a training session on New York’s Freedom of Information Law on Friday September 25th, at 10:00 am via Zoom.

This free session will feature Kristin O’Neill, the Assistant Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, who will provide an overview of what the law requires. Ms. O’Neill’s many years of experience will be helpful to government officials who process FOIL requests and to reporters/concerned citizens who are interested in obtaining information. Steven Brown, a reporter for Channel 2 News in Buffalo, will also speak and provide advice and tips based on his experience in filing FOIL requests.

The seminar will be an hour long and participants will be allowed to ask questions.

Please register to attend this event through this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please contact Paul Wolf, Esq., President of the New York Coalition For Open Government, with any questions at


September 25, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
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New York Coalition For Open Government
(716) 435-4976
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