FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2000-02-14

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Mark S. Zaid, Esq.
(202) 785-3801

THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

WASHINGTON, D.C. --

The James Madison Project (JMP) announced today its latest effort to promote its objectives of reducing secrecy, promoting government accountability and educating the public on issues of national security and intelligence by unveiling its official Website at http://www.jamesmadisonproject.org

Established in 1998, JMP, a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization, has created a name for itself through its educational work on analyzing, critiquing and monitoring the Department of Defense's Anthrax Vaccination Immunization Program and the use of polygraph examinations by federal agencies for pre-employment screening. Its activities has been mentioned in, among others, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, St. Petersburg Tribune, San Diego Union Tribune, European Stars & Stripes, Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, Mother Jones, Salon Magazine and National Public Radio.

"We are very excited about the benefits a Website can contribute to our activities and efforts. It will certainly help raise needed public awareness on controversial topics that affect many Americans," said Mark S. Zaid, JMP's Executive Director. Zaid added that the Website will include updates on JMP's activities, copies of important documents, news articles, litigation files and archived press releases, as well as links to a wealth of information relating to JMP's interests.

JMP's future planned actitivites include sponsoring a conference on secrecy issues, limiting the United States military's immunity from civil lawsuits, amending the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts and establishing a publishing arm for reports on issues involving the reduction of secrecy, government accountability, intelligence and national security. Progress updates on these and other activities will be periodically posted on the Website.

"We welcome and encourage the public's comments on our Website, as well as any suggestions for future JMP activities," said Executive Director Mark S. Zaid. The Website can be directly accessed by double-clicking http://www.jamesmadisonproject.org

JMP is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization with the primary purpose of educating the public on issues relating to intelligence gathering and operations, secrecy policies, national security and government wrongdoing.