About the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition is a nonpartisan alliance of groups, news organizations and individuals dedicated to ensuring the transparency of state and local governments in Colorado by promoting freedom of the press, open courts and open access to government records and meetings.

CFOIC board

CFOIC board meeting, February 2019.

CFOIC helps Coloradans understand and use the Colorado Open Records Act, the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act and the Colorado Open Meetings Law, as well as the rules governing court access. We also monitor Colorado legislation, judicial decisions and violations of the state’s open government laws.

Coalition member organizations include: American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, Associated Press, BillTrack 50, Chalkbeat ColoradoColorado Association of Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committee, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Broadcasters Association, Colorado Common Cause, The Colorado Independent, Colorado Press Association, Colorado Press Women, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Society of Private Investigators, Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Press Association, Colorado Student Media Association, Delta County Citizen Report, Independence Institute, KDNK Community RadioLeague of Women Voters of Colorado, Longmont ObserverProfessional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, Rocky Mountain PBS and Colorado Society of Professional Journalists. Members also include news organizations affiliated with the Colorado Press Association and broadcast stations affiliated with the Colorado Broadcasters Association. The coalition’s president is Steve Zansberg, an attorney with Ballard Spahr LLP who specializes in First Amendment and media law.

Positions taken by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition do not necessarily represent the positions of each individual member or member organization.

CFOIC is affiliated with the National Freedom of Information Coalition, based at the University of Florida.

CFOIC’s board of directors.

CFOIC’s FOI hotline.