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  • Welcome to Sunshine Week

    The Heritage Foundation has long had a strong commitment to transparency in government, and hopes all of you participate in the American Society of Newspaper EditorsSunshine Week. ASNE describes the project:

    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.

    You can participate by:

    Anyone can be a part of Sunshine Week. In the first two national Sunshine Weeks, not only journalists, but also students, teachers, private citizens, librarians, civic leaders, public officials, bloggers, non-profit groups were involved.

    The only requirement is that you do something to engage in a discussion about the importance of open government. It could be a large public forum or a classroom discussion, an article or series of articles about access to important information, or an editorial. The extent to which you participate is up to you.

    Participation is not about how much you do; it’s about doing it.

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    One Response to Welcome to Sunshine Week

    1. Barb -mn says:

      the public’s right to know what its government is doing, and why shouldn't need a "Sunshine Week" to tell us. They've been indoctrinated! WE NEED PEOPLE OF HONESTY RUNNING THIS COUNTRY! NOT DERELICTS!

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