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Volume: 12 Number: 1

Title: CREW: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Source/Sponsoring Agency: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington


Date Checked: 8/10/2006      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 8/10/2006

Topics: Politics; Professional Ethics

Other keywords: Campaign Finance; Congress; Litigation

Contents: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a progressive public interest group that “targets government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests.” Using litigation, CREW seeks to hold public officials accountable and pursue remedies for misconduct, including improper fund-raising and withholding of information to which the public is entitled. The website provides straightforward information on CREW’s various activities. On the site, users will find a log of CREW’s legal actions with a description of each, including links to related news stories. As well, relevant documents, such as complaints and exhibits, are made available. CREW’s actions include a Federal Election Commission complaint against a U.S. Senator, an ethics complaint against a Congressman, and an IRS complaint against the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Another section of the site details the group’s many Freedom of Information Act requests. Finally, the website Press Center provides access to CREW’s news releases in reverse chronological order.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison

Last Modified: 6/20/2012