Category: RTKNH Organization

RTKNH meeting Saturday 10/21 @ 9 a.m

Right to Know NH will meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in Concord, NH at 8 North Main Street in the office of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.  We will discuss the status of Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) bills drafted by RTKNH which have been submitted.  The public is welcome to join us.

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RTKNH receives First Amendment Award

We couldn’t be more proud.  On Thursday night, October 5, 2017, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications awarded Right to Know NH its First Amendment Award. The award is given annually by the school to those who have “gone above and beyond to uphold” First Amendment Freedoms.

1sr amendment award group

RTKNH, including founding members and officers Harriet Cady, David Saad and David Taylor were honored at a gala at the Palace Theatre in Manchester for its work in advancing the public’s right to know in New Hampshire.

A 5 minute video about RTKNH was shown at the award ceremony followed by a speech by David Saad,  RTKNH president.

The keynote speaker was Garrison Keillor, creator and star of “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show, who spoke of everyday threats to our First Amendment rights, not least of which is our own indifference and reluctance to act.

Since it began in 2013, Right to Know NH has been devoted to strengthening the Right to Know law in New Hampshire.  Through legislative action, education outreach and mentoring citizens in obtaining public information, the grass roots organization has grown to become a notable advocate for open government in the state.

We are honored to be recognized by the Nackey S. Loeb School and are delighted that attorney and First Amendment specialist, Greg Sullivan, was also recognized with the school’s Pen and Quill award.

The Nackey  S. Loeb School of Communications’ mission is to “promote understanding and appreciation of the First Amendment and to foster interest, integrity and excellence in journalism and communication.”

Articles by the Union Leader and Concord Monitor provide more information.

 

RTKNH meeting Saturday 9/16 @ 9 a.m

Right to Know NH will meet on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in Concord, NH at 8 North Main Street in the office of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.  We will discuss the status of Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) bills drafted by RTKNH to be introduced into the upcoming NH legislative session.  The public is welcome to join us.

RTKNH meeting Saturday 8/19 @ 9 a.m.

Right to Know NH will meet on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. via Conference Call.  We will be working on legislative changes needed to the Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) to improve openness in the conduct of public business.  RTKNH members will be emailed the conference call number prior to the meeting.  The public is welcome to attend and should contact us for instructions to attend via the conference call.

RTKNH meeting Saturday 6/17 @ 9 a.m

Right to Know NH will meet on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in Concord, NH at 8 North Main Street in the office of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.  We will begin the process of identifying and prioritizing legislative changes needed to the Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) to improve openness in the conduct of public business.  The public is welcome to join us and offer suggestions for ways to change the law and improve government accountability and transparency.

RTKNH meeting Saturday 5/20 @ 9 a.m

Right to Know NH will meet on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in Concord, NH at 8 North Main Street in the office of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.  We will review the current status of all Right-to-Know bills which have been introduced in the current Legislative session and also hold elections for officers.   The public is welcome to join us.

Training on RTK law now available

Right to Know New Hampshire (RTKNH) has put together a presentation on the Right-to-Know law.  This is a comprehensive review of the Right-to-Know law and covers governmental records, minutes, public and nonpublic meetings, and violations.

RTKNH is available to provide a right to know training class to your group.  The training class includes our presentation on the Right-to-Know Law.  To schedule our training class for your organization or citizen’s group, contact us.  To contact us, please click ‘Send us a message’ on the right side of this page.

Additional training materials can be found on our blog under the Training menu option.