Making Government Operations More Open

Use plain English in all government documents.

Require the use of plain English in documents produced by the federal government. Eliminate the overuse of acronyms, bureaucratic boilerplate language, business-speak (especially in government contracting), legalese, and most importantly - poorly written documents.


This proposal does not seek to dumb down the government. Even the most complex ideas and subject matter can be stated in plain English.



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Idea No. 871