Sunshine Week is March 12 – 18

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Sunshine Week (March 12-18) is a nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.

Right to Know NH (RTKNH) is dedicated to raising awareness of your right to a government  which is open, accessible, and accountable.

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” – James Madison

“The right of freely examining public characters & measures, & of free communication thereon, is the only effectual guardian of every other right” – James Madison

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government” – Thomas Jefferson

To raise awareness and educate the public on their right to know, Right to Know New Hampshire (RTKNH), in partnership with several other organizations, will be conducting a presentation on the Right-to-Know law (RSA 91-A) during the following Sunshine Week events:

Monday March 13th – The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion concerning the key to open government in New Hampshire — the Right to Know Law.  “The Right to Know in New Hampshire, in Theory and Practice”.  The two-part program will include a presentation by RTKNH on the Right-to-Know Law and a panel discussing the law from varying perspectives.  More details and flyer.

Thursday March 16th – The Telegraph of Nashua, IndepthNH, and the New England First Amendment Coalition are sponsoring a presentation and discussion concerning the Right-to-know law.  The three-part program consists of a workshop on right to know requests, a presentation on the Right-to-Know Law by RTKNH, and a panel discussing the law from varying perspectives.  More details and poster.

Admission to all events is free and open to the public.

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