Two weeks until Sunshine Week
The week of March 15, 2009 to March 21, 2009 is Sunshine Week, an annual initiative led by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Sunshine Week seeks to highlight the importance of open government and freedom of information. Here’s what the Sunshine Week website has to say about the program:
Though spearheaded by journalists, Sunshine Week is about the public’s right to know what its government is doing, and why. Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Sunshine Week is a non-partisan initiative whose supporters are conservative, liberal and everything in between.
To join in that effort, I will be doing my own part to highlight Sunshine Week on this blog. In the mean time, take a look at a special section on the Connecticut Post website called “Secrecy vs. Your Right To Know” that the Post launched in 2007 to commemorate that year’s Sunshine Week.