Open government

American Library Association endorses 72 Online rule

The American Library Association endorsed the following statement March 15, 2006:

“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

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Open government advocates endorse 72 Online rule

The following organizations have endorsed the following statement:
“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

Selected endorsing organizations include:
OMB Watch
American Library Association

National, regional and local organizations and businesses are invited to endorse the 72 Online rule.
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Common Cause endorses 72 Online concept

The non-partisan Common Cause endorsed the 72 Online concept.

Common Cause endorsed following standard statement:
“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

“Complicated bills need time to read and digest. The 72-hour rule makes sense. Requiring the bills to be posted on the Internet for public view gives all of us a chance to be involved in our own government and strikes a blow for democracy.”

— Chellie Pingree, President, Common Cause

Common Cause is a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.