About Us

Contact info: see below.

Summary
The ReadtheBill family of non-profit organizations is the leading national voice for an transparent legislative process on the floor of the U.S. Congress. ReadtheBill.org believes bills should be posted online for 72 hours for anyone to read before Congress debates them. Founded in 2006, the organization is non-partisan and philosophically independent of the two major parties. The organization’s work has been featured on CNN and in the Washington Post. Founder Rafael DeGennaro, a registered independent, has two decades of experience in Washington, D.C. as congressional staff and co-founder of Taxpayers for Common Sense. The organization’s inspiration is Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the rules of the U.S. Senate and founded the Library of Congress.

Mission
ReadtheBill promotes transparency in government to revitalize American democracy. ReadtheBill seeks only transparent process and does not support or oppose policy on substance. ReadtheBill is non-partisan and philosophically independent from the two major parties.

Leadership
Rafael DeGennaro is Founder & President. Full bio

Staff
Rachel Sciabarrasi is Research Coordinator. Bio

Partnerships
Coalition partner: OpentheGovernment.org

Email
info |at| readthebill.org

Main office
ReadtheBill.org Foundation
P.O. Box 1070
Branford, CT 06405-8070
Tel: 203-483-0500 (Dial any 3-digit extension slowly and carefully.)
Fax: 203-483-0508

Washington, D.C.
ReadtheBill.org Foundation
325 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Suite 275
Washington, DC 20003-1148
Tel: 202-544-2620 (Dial any 3-digit extension slowly and carefully.)

Organization (Organization FAQ)
The ReadtheBill family of organizations consists of two entities, either of which accepts donations:
ReadtheBill.org Foundation — Organized under section 501(c)(3) and conducts education. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

ReadtheBill.org Action — Organized under section 501(c)(4) and conducts education and advocacy. Donations are not tax-deductible

Donations
Donate online — to ReadtheBill.org Action (not tax deductible)

Donate by check — Mail checks to the main office in Branford, payable to:
“ReadtheBill.org Action” (not tax-deductible)
or:
“ReadtheBill.org Foundation” (tax deductible)

Funding
ReadtheBill.org Foundation was launched with startup funding from the Sunlight Foundation, which “uses the revolutionary power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing, and thus help reduce corruption, ensure greater transparency and accountability by government, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy.”

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