Out of 30 nominations nationwide, CARR and Sacramento Bee investigative reporter, Charles Pillar, were selected as the 2014 FAC's Free Speech & Open Government Awardees.
This was the first year the First Amendment Coalition selected a 501(c) 3 advocacy organization for the award. Traditionally, the award is given to journalists recognizing their work in promoting government transparency for the public good. CARR was selected unanimously for "demonstrating the effectiveness of advocacy using government data and the internet". CARR is pleased to have its work recognized by this award-winning organization and to be so closely affiliated with others "dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government and public participation in civic affairs".
CARR traveled to San Francisco on December 5th to receive the award at the 137th Annual Winter Meeting of the California Press Foundation. You can learn more about this prestigious award and CARR's work by visiting the First Amendment Coalition's website. (Photo above: C. Selder, CARR Co-Founder & Principal Investigator; Peter Scheer, Executive Director, First Amendment Coalition, C. Murphy, CARR Co-Founder & Executive Director)