Open Government Press Releases

  • 08.24.15

    RTA Falls Short in Transparency, Policies, Officer Training, Says ACLU

    Media Statement

    CLEVELAND—Christine Link, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, provided the following statement regarding the organization’s investigation of a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority officer’s use of pepper spray against a crowd at the Movement for Black Lives Convening on July 26. “The ACLU stands by its concerns the Greater Cleveland’s Regional Read more…

    Open Government, Police Practices
  • 04.24.12

    Secrecy Continues for JobsOhio

    Legislation Shields Former Development Department from Public

    COLUMBUS- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio testified before the House State Government and Elections Committee on House Bill 489, which would create additional loopholes in open meetings and public records laws. HB 489 is a follow up to a 2011 law that established JobsOhio, a non-profit organization that replaced the former Ohio Read more…

    Open Government
  • 04.10.12

    ACLU Blasts Lack of Transparency in Cleveland School Plan

    Letter Asks Legislator to Withhold Support Until Open Meetings and Access to Public Records are Guaranteed

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to state legislators today, asking them to withhold support of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s school plan, and the corresponding legislation that would make it law, until its authors remove all exceptions to state public records and open meetings laws. “Under the Mayor’s current Read more…

    Open Government
  • 03.14.12

    Public Shut Out of School Plan, Says ACLU

    Proposal Allows Oversight Board to Operate in Secret

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio blasted part of a schools proposal by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson that would exempt the school oversight board from the state’s Sunshine Laws. Mayor Jackson plans to solicit sponsors in the Ohio General Assembly to make this proposal a state law. The Sunshine Laws refer Read more…

    Open Government
  • 03.14.11

    Governor Kasich Ignores Sunshine Week in Favor of More Secrecy

    Limits Placed on Press at Budget Announcement Leave Public in the Dark, Says ACLU

    COLUMBUS- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Governor John Kasich urging him to lift restrictions on members of the press from recording his announcement of his biennial budget on March 15, 2011. According to news reports, Governor Kasich will not allow members of the press to video record his Read more…

    Open Government