We're a group of Boston-area activists trying to make government more open and accessible.  We partner frequently with the Sunlight Foundation, other meetups like Hacks/Hackers and  the Boston Python user group, and local activists and office-holders to help make government more accountable at the national, state, and local level.

We have:

- monthly project nights, where folks can work on their own projects or our current group project, Open Cities

- coffee shop meetups for folks to discuss open government over a drink or two

- the occasional event like next month's "Submit Your Own FOIA-request" with Muckrock.com

Interested?  Join us, and feel free to post a question or suggest a meetup!  We also have a  mailing list you can join.

Also, check out this map of open government events around the country!

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Founded Oct 20, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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