Keeping the Light On and Holding Government Accountable in New Hampshire

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The goal of Sunshine Week — March 10-16 this year with related events occurring throughout the month — is to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.

This Sunshine Week event is sponsored by the New England First Amendment Coalition, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and Saint Anselm College. The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will delve into crucial issues surrounding government accountability, featuring panelists who are involved in right-to-know cases from different perspectives.

March 11 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College
100 St Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

Featured Speakers

HON. N. WILLIAM DELKER | Justice for N.H. Superior Court
EMILY GRAY RICE | City Solicitor for the City of Manchester
GREGORY V. SULLIVAN | NEFAC, Malloy & Sullivan

ANNMARIE TIMMINS (moderator) | Senior Reporter at NH Bulletin

Prior to attending this discussion, it is recommended that you review NEFAC’s New Hampshire FOI Guide which includes introductory lessons on the state’s Access to Public Records Act and other open government resources.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

NEFAC is supported by the Estate of Gloria Negri. Additional funding is provided by Leadership Circle donors including the Rhode Island Foundation, The Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, and the Robertson Foundation. Major Supporters of NEFAC’s work are Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Boston University, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, Genie Gannett for the First Amendment Museum, Linda Pizzuti Henry, the Champa Charitable Foundation Fund, Connecticut Public and WBUR-Boston.