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.