Sunshine Week features NH Right to Know Panel Discussion

In recognition of Sunshine Week (March 12-18), a national initiative to promote open government, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and New England First Amendment Coalition(NEFAC) will present a discussion concerning the key to open government in New Hampshire — the state Right to Know Law.

“The Right to Know in New Hampshire, in Theory and Practice” will be held at the Loeb School in Manchester at 7 p.m. on March 13.

The two-part program will include a presentation on the Right-to-Know Law by David Saad, president of Right to Know New Hampshire, a citizens’ group working to improve access to government in New Hampshire, and a panel discussing the law from varying perspectives.

Panelists include:

  • Lisa M. English – Senior Assistant Attorney General
  • Donna Green – President, School District Governance Association of New Hampshire and Board Member, Right to Know New Hampshire
  • Richard Lehmann – Attorney, The Lehmann Law Office
  • Todd Selig – Town Administrator, Durham, NH
  • Trent Spiner – President, New Hampshire Press Association.

The panel will be moderated by First Amendment attorney Gregory V. Sullivan, a board member of both sponsoring organizations, who represents various media outlets in open government cases.

Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications is at 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester.

For more information contact:

NEFAC: Justin Silverman 508-983-6006  mail@nefirstamendment.org

Nackey Loeb School: David Tirrell-Wysocki 603-627-0005  dtwysocki@loebschool.org

Click here for details about last year’s sunshine week event.

 

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