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Seat at the Table

On Friday the Obama-Biden transition team announced a new feature of their Change.gov website: Your Seat at the Table. The idea is simply to make all the documents from meetings the team takes with outside groups available for review (and comment) from the general public. As they explained in the announcement, “Talking face-to-face with advocates and experts is a vital part of the Transition. But in past transitions, meetings like these took place behind closed doors and lacked the public input and transparency we’re working hard to provide.”

December 7, 2008