Open Government Panel Discussions scheduled for Sunshine Week

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In recognition of Sunshine Week (March 11-17), a national initiative to promote open government, the New England First Amendment Coalition and Right to Know NH will present two New Hampshire panel discussions on the state’s freedom of information laws.

The discussions will focus on the New Hampshire Right to Know Law and feature several of the state’s leading experts on the First Amendment and government transparency. Admission to all events is free and open to the public.

The events will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday March 12 at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester; and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday March 15 at Littleton Regional Healthcare, Conference Rooms 1-3, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton.  InDepthNH.org is co-sponsoring the Littleton program.

More details including event speakers can be found here.

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

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