Watchdog Group


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Watchdog Group

An organization, often nonprofit, that researches and publishes information on alleged abuses in a certain area or sector. For example, a watchdog group may investigate the truth of stories reported in the media or poor environmental practices in private companies. At their best, watchdog groups may expose real corruption, but they may be susceptible to bias themselves.
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But Bev Harris, director of Black Box Voting, a nonpartisan, nonprofit election watchdog group, said she is concerned that the new system will only be used in Los Angeles County and the public cannot assess the reliability of its proprietary software.
Megan Day, director of Citizens Project, a local progressive watchdog group, called for civility.
A right-wing government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit challenging a Los Angeles Police Department order that prohibits officers from asking the immigration status of suspects and turning over undocumented individuals to immigration authorities.
What Ellen did in 1997 will be remembered as historic in our community," says Joan Garry, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a media watchdog group.
The watchdog group, a requirement under state law, chided the school district for not releasing the report sooner.
We're taking a wait-and-see position," says Alan Klein, a spokesman for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a media watchdog group.
Lockyer joins the Natural Resources Defense Council, the city of Los Angeles and longtime lab watchdog group Committee to Bridge the Gap, which sued the DOE in 2004 over the lab decontamination.
As I read the plan, it looks like a plan to cover up, literally, the perchlorate,'' said Dan Hirsch with the watchdog group Committee to Bridge the Gap.