Yes We Scan

Carl Malamud is the “rebel archivist” who has been working for years to make government documents freely available, and he has started a campaign to be appointed Public Printer of the United States, head of the Government Printing Office. Malamud says he’s inspired by Augustus E. Giegengack, “a working printer and regular leather apron man” who FDR appointed to head the GPO after a similar grassroots effort.

Malamud’s background is ideal for the position, and his appointment would go a long way towards furthering Obama’s campaign pledge to increase transparency in government. For more info and to offer your support, visit Malamud’s delightfully-named campaign site, Yes We Scan!