Groups Want More Transparency in Assembly Proceedings
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
By Patrick Wilson, The Virginian-Pilot
A coalition for activist groups want state legislators to be more transparent in how they review issues.
Transparency Virginia, a coalition of about 20 groups that includes the League of Women Voters of Virginia, the Virginia Poverty Law Center, ACLU, Sierra Club, Virginia AARP and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, issued a statement Monday urging lawmakers be more diligent in keeping the public informed.
“We have some real power together,” said coalition chairwoman Anne Sterling, president of the League of Women Voters of Virginia. She told coalition members Monday that “this year we suddenly realized that together we can’t be ignored,”
Published: February 16, 2015