out of state filing
While most states have clear guidelines over whether out of state requests can be rejected, others aren’t so clear - in New Jersey, the Open Public Records Act and governing entities often have contrasting views.
To keep filing in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware and New Hampshire, MuckRock needs your help. In return, you’ll get a free Pro account and the knowledge that you’re helping muckrakers across the country keep government accountable.
Election time excitement got you feeling a little more patriotic than usual? Looking for a way to help but not sure you have the time? Well, MuckRock is looking for a few good people to do a big service requiring little effort: serve as our resident proxies.
A little over two years ago, after a Supreme Court decision ruled that states could restrict public records to their own citizens, we launched a network of volunteers to help journalists, researchers, and activists continue to file requests. The work that’s resulted has been critical to informing the public — but we need your help to keep it going.
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!