The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas by hanging a lantern over public officials who put their own interests over the interests of the public good.
FACT is a group of citizens who are committed to exposing unethical behavior, changing the culture of politics, and restoring faith in our public officials. We believe that openness and transparency is vital to achieving this goal. A democracy provides its citizens with the tools and resources to ensure that public servants are held accountable, and we utilize these to investigate and bring unethical conduct to light.
FACT actively pursues openness, accountability, and ethical conduct across the United States using:
Legal process and litigation.
State and federal open records requests.
Internal Revenue Service complaints.
Federal Election Commission complaints.
Requests for investigation by state and federal agencies.
We are dedicated to exposing unethical behavior and making sure it receives the attention it deserves. From completing a thorough investigation to employing an aggressive television, print, and social media strategy, FACT will not simply hope the truth comes out—we will ensure it does.
The mission of FACT is simple: To strengthen our republic by demanding the truth.
FACT is based in Washington, D.C. and led by Executive Director Kendra Arnold.
Ms. Arnold joined FACT shortly after the organization’s inception in 2014 as General Counsel. Prior to joining FACT, she represented clients in private practice, in both state and federal court. She also litigated in the areas of civil and criminal cases, as well as appellate cases. A 2007 graduate of Drake Law School, Ms. Arnold served on the Drake Law Review as Notes Editor and worked in the Drake Legal Clinic, for which she received the Robert J. Kromminga award for her work in the Appellate Clinic. Ms. Arnold received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2002.
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