MuckRock needs volunteers

Specifically, you

Written by JPat Brown

As we mentioned yesterday, this has been a busy week for MuckRock. Our 10,000th request filed, $1,000 raised towards our crowdfunded project on Stingray towers, and our very first lawsuit – with the original Glomar-ers themselves, the CIA, no less! We’re calling it: it is officially FOIA Summer 2014.  

With so much going on, however, we’re going to need some help. MuckRock is run by a small but dedicated staff, but with a lot of support from our equally dedicated user base, we’ve managed to do big things. We’d like to formalize that relationship by putting out the call for volunteers – users who can help us with everything from cleaning up our agency list to writing new articles – and not only will you be ensuring that we’re doing the best job we can, you’ll be earning free requests, to boot!     

If you’re interested, fill out the form below, and let us know if you have any special skills or specific interests. In return, we’ll send you frequent updates on what we need help with, and any other opportunities we have for you to earn free credits. Together, we can drag the Freedom of Information Act into the 21st century – either willingly or kicking and screaming, as need be.  


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