For over 40 years, POGO has worked to expose corruption and abuse of power, develop commonsense solutions to ensure the government is best serving the public, and engage with policymakers to advocate for change. When we speak, leaders in Washington listen.
The POGO team regularly makes progress in our efforts to build a healthier democracy. Here are just a few of our recent breakthroughs.
By The Numbers
POGO supporters across all 50 states, plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, participated in advocacy actions in 2022, sending messages to Congress and writing op-eds urging our leaders to take action on key issues.
In 2022 POGO’s Congressional Oversight Initiative trained 727 congressional staffers, from the House and the Senate and from both sides of the aisle, on how to conduct more effective oversight.
POGO provided testimony to Congress 17 times in 2022, informing policymakers of solutions to strengthen ethics at the Supreme Court, enact smarter defense spending, improve police accountability, and more.
What You’ve Said About POGO
POGO is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau and has high ratings on Charity Watch, Great Nonprofits, and Charity Navigator. Many of you have been generous enough to leave us written reviews on Great Nonprofits, and we’ve included a sampling below.
"I follow POGO for their relentless efforts to hold the US govt to account. I'm impressed by their dedication and the breath of their research and commentary. Only wish I had more time to engage with their content."
"I've followed POGO’s well researched advocacy in support of good government for many years. Its reports ensure our tax dollars are efficiently spent. Its watchdog role with oversight and thoughtful testimony helps improve our democracy for all. I’m grateful to POGO for championing ethical leadership."
"POGO takes on what very few organizations (or individuals) seem to care about; the transparency and integrity of our government. I am grateful that they do."
Latest Impact Reports
POGO regularly releases impact reports detailing the work we do to strengthen our democracy. In 2022, we started releasing these twice a year instead of annually. Check out the reports from the past two years.
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