| The John E. Moss Foundation
is expanding and has added five new members to its Board of Directors.
The new Board members
Paul McMasters, Ombudsman, Freedom Forum/Newseum
Leo Rennert, former Washington Bureau Chief, McClatchy
Jeffrey H. Schwartz, President, The Social Venture
Judith Stone, President , Advocates for Highway and
Martha Priddy Patterson, Senior Counsel, Deloitte
The Moss Foundation's
purpose is to commemorate Congressman Moss's service to the Nation through
the annual award of The John E. Moss Public Service Award.
The award is based on demonstrated qualities of integrity, courage, achievement
and dedication to the public interest. The Foundation is currently
studying potential threats to limit the Freedom of Information Act.
"In times of a national
security crisis, we must be particularly alert to protect the public right
to information that John Moss so consistently championed," said Foundation
President Michael Lemov.
The Moss Foundation was
organized in 1998 to honor the late Congressman John E. Moss of Sacramento,
California. Mr. Moss served 26 years in the United States Congress.
He was the author of the Freedom of Information Act, the Consumer Product
Safety Act, the Federal Trade Commission Improvements Act, the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act, and the Securities Acts Amendments of 1975 promoting competitive
brokerage pricing and the electronic securities markets.
The Foundation's Congressional
Advisory Committee includes:
Hon. Robert T. Matsui, Chair
Hon. James A. Leach
Hon. James L. Nelligan
Hon. Paul S. Sarbanes
Hon. Guy Vander Jagt
Hon. Henry A. Waxman
The Chair of the Moss
Foundation is Congressman John D. Dingell of Michigan. The first
annual John E. Moss Public Service Award was given to Senator John
McCain in July 2000 for his unwavering support of campaign finance reform
legislation and other significant legislation. The Moss Foundation
intends to announce the recipient of the second award within the next several