The MPs’ expenses scandal was exposed by Freedom of Information laws (FOI).  But these laws are under threat. Self-serving politicians want to shut swathes of information off from people and journalists. 
There’s just 24 hours left to challenge these dangerous plans. A government consultation closes on Friday.  A huge petition will leave them in no doubt – we believe the right to question our politicians should be at the heart of our democracy.
38 Degrees members will take the petition to Westminster on Thursday. Can you add your name now? It only takes ten seconds:
Hundreds of journalists, organisations and ordinary people use FOI every day to hold politicians to account. But, the government’s plans to water down FOI could see:
38 Degrees members believe democracy only works when people are involved. So if you believe we have the right to know what the government is doing in our name, please add your name to the petition calling for a strong FOI law. 38 Degrees members will be taking the petition to parliament on Thursday before the consultation closes.
Thanks for being involved,
Rebecca, Maddy, Carlton and the 38 Degrees team
PS: The petition will be handed in to the government on Thursday as part of their consultation on FOI. You can also fill in the government’s consultation survey on the 38 Degrees website – to let them know in more detail why you think FOI laws should be protected. Please click here to have your say: