Request FOIA Help

Are you a journalist seeking legal assistance for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request? Contact us using the information below and we’ll see if we can help.

Please note that due to limited resources and staff time, we cannot provide legal assistance to every request.


You can email us directly at Please include the following in your email:

  • Your name and publication
  • A copy of the FOIA request
  • Any responses and/or documents from the government
  • A description of the problem (e.g., overbroad redactions, non-responsive agency)

Postal Mail

You can send a letter or package in the mail to Cause of Action Institute.

Please mail to:
Cause of Action Institute
1875 Eye St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006

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Cause of Action Institute will not disclose your identity (or any personal identifying information) without your permission.