Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award

About the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award
The award named for Eileen Cooke, former director of the ALA Washington Office, honors state or local individuals, groups, or other entities that have championed access to government information and the public's right to know. Cooke herself was a tireless advocate for the public’s right to know and a mentor to many librarians and trustees.

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2014 Winner(s)

Open Governance Project New Jersey

The Open Governance Project (OGP) of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey

The Open Governance Project has increased public awareness of government transparency by developing educational materials, offering informational seminars to community organizations, and providing free legal representation to individuals unlawfully denied access to public records or public meetings.