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Sunshine Week: How you can join in

March 08. 2018 8:23PM

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”

Transparency in government allows citizens to uncover bad behavior by their elected officials. But more fundamentally those officials tend to behave better when they know someone is watching.

Advocates for your right to know what your government is doing will mark Sunshine Week next week across the nation.

The New England First Amendment Coalition and Right To Know NH are teaming up for a pair of panel discussions on freedom of information in the Granite State.

Experts on the First Amendment and New Hampshire’s open records law, including our own counsel, Gregory Sullivan, will hold in-depth discussions on the state of government transparency in New Hampshire. This is an invaluable opportunity to learn how to better track your local government.

The first panel will be at the Nackey Loeb School of Communications in Manchester at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12. The second will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at Littleton Regional Healthcare in Littleton. Both events will be free and open to the public.

We encourage anyone interested in shining a light on local government to attend, and help let the sunshine in.

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