Sunshine Week: Keeping the Light On and Holding Government Accountable in New Hampshire

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides for the “right of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” But what does that mean and how does it work?

The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications are celebrating Sunshine Week with an expert, online panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. ET on March 14. The discussion will focus on the values of open and responsive government and how we all play a role in maintaining accountability. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Sunshine Week is a national initiative supported by the News Leaders Association to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy. View previous NEFAC Sunshine Week events here.

Keeping the Light On
and Holding Government Accountable

March 14 | 6:30 p.m. ET

Featured Speakers

CASEY McDERMOTT (moderator) | New Hampshire Public Radio
HON. N. WILLIAM DELKER | N.H. Superior Court Justice
EMILY GRAY RICE | City of Manchester City Solicitor
GREGORY V. SULLIVAN | Malloy & Sullivan and Board Member of Loeb School and NEFAC

Prior to attending this discussion, it is recommended that you view the following: (1) New Hampshire: An Introduction to Public Records and (2) Major Wins for Transparency: How the N.H. Supreme Court Reshaped the Right to Know Law.

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.

Leadership Circle donors include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, and the Robertson Foundation. Major Supporters include Boston University, WBUR-Boston, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, Genie Gannett for the First Amendment Museum, Linda Pizzuti Henry and Connecticut Public.