What We Do

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford

Mission Statement

CCFOI’s mission is to advocate and promote strong Freedom of Information Laws and other laws that help guarantee the rights and liberties of journalists and other persons under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article First of the Connecticut Constitution.


CCFOI’s primary purposes are:

1.  To promote, preserve and protect the public’s access to government in this state and in its municipalities and to uphold the constitutional principles of Freedom of the press.

2.  To support the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission in its role educating about and promoting open government.

3.  To watch, report, comment and warn of the effects of legislation, regulation, court decisions, technological changes and other developments in Connecticut life as they may have an impact on open access to public records, documents and meetings.