We’re fighting for a more open and transparent government which is accountable to the people and we need your help!
A healthy democracy depends on the free flow of information. To be engaged and to hold their elected officials accountable, citizens need to know what’s going on with their government. You have a Right to Know (RTK).
We invite you to get involved and help make your government more open and transparent!
Here’s how you can help:
- Become a member of RTKNH. Membership is free, and the knowledge you’ll gain is invaluable. To join, simply attend our next meeting and request to become a member. Our meeting schedule is listed on the right side of this page.
Once a member, sign up to be a member of one of the following sub committees:
- Assistive Services – help citizens resolve their RTK complaints
- Legislative Advocacy – help draft legislative bills to improve the RTK law
- Education / Outreach – educate citizens on their right to know and spread the word about our mission
- Sign up for our email news updates and you’ll receive an email every time we do a blog posting. It’s an easy way to stay informed of all Right-to-Know Law news and announcements. Sign up by entering your email address and clicking on ‘FOLLOW’ on the right side of this page.
- Volunteer. RTKNH is entirely dependent upon volunteers to accomplish its mission. Please share your skills and expertise. Contact us and let’s discuss how your skills and interests can help us increase government transparency throughout New Hampshire. Here is a small sample of ways you can help:
- Do you like to write?
- Do you like to do research?
- Are you adept at social media?
- Contact your local state representative and senator and ask them to support our bills and open government.
Also consider testifying on RTK bills. Testimony can be done in person or by sending emails to the appropriate Committee to which the bill has been assigned.
When the bills are in committee, email the committee which is typically the HouseJudiciaryCommittee@leg.state.nh.us .
When the bill is up for a full vote by the House send an email to all state representatives email@example.com
When the bill is up for a full vote by the Senate send an email to all senators firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write a letter to your local newspaper or other news organization voicing your support for open government and your experiences with exercising your right to know.
- Share your experiences. Have you fought for open records/open meetings in your community? Are you aware of situations where your Right to Know is being violated? If so, send us a narrative related to your Right to Know issue and we’ll consider publishing it on our blog to help inform others.
- Do you have an original editorial or a published work that may be posted to this blog which highlights some aspect of Right to Know in New Hampshire? Email us your submission for consideration as a guest post to this blog.
- Host or attend a civic presentation/workshop on your Right to Know. RTKNH volunteers are available to speak to civic organizations and citizen groups and conduct forum/workshop/training sessions on your Right to Know. We’ll explain the Right-to-Know Law and how citizens can exercise their Right to Know what their government is doing. Contact us for more details.
- Our Assistive Services Committee can provide assistance in helping you prove and resolve Right-to-Know Law violations. Email us to request assistance.
Thank you for taking action. Together, we will make New Hampshire state, county, and local governments more open and transparent.
To contact us, please click ‘Send us a message’ on the right side of this page.
Information on this Blog is intended for informational purposes only. Right to Know NH does not provide legal advice or counsel. The opinions and views expressed on this site or by any RTKNH representative do not constitute a legal opinion.