Aloizio Mercadante, Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic
"We believe that the decree (Social Participation) translates the republican spirit of the Brazilian Federal Constitution to recognize mechanisms and spaces for direct participation of society in the federal public administration. [...] that the decree contributes to the expansion of citizenship of all social actors, with no restrictions or privileges of any kind, recognizing even new forms of social participation on the network."
A petition in favor of the social participation decree signed by, among others: Fábio Konder Comparato, professor emeritus at USP Law School and doctor honoris causa of University of Coimbra; Frei Betto, writer and philosopher of liberation theology; and Fábio Nusdeo, USP Law School retired professor
"The (Access to Information) Law constitutes a further step towards the consolidation of participatory democracy. I hope it is another element of this movement for effective realization of the right to information at the heart of public administration, strengthening other rights of Brazilians."