The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (“CFOG”) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting people’s understanding of what their government is doing, a concept that is at the heart of our democratic society.  One of CFOG’s goals is to increase awareness among younger citizens about the importance of the state Freedom of Information Act, which ensures citizen access to government records and meetings, and the impact the act has on their daily lives.  

CFOG sponsors an annual Essay Contest for high school students on Right to Know and First Amendment Issues, and a new initiative focused on the First Amendment that brings a journalist and an attorney with expertise on First Amendment issues into the classroom to share their expertise and experiences.