Keeping the Light On in New Hampshire: Celebrating Sunshine Week

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 online expert panel discussion called Keeping the Light On: Holding Government Accountable. The webinar will examine the values of open and responsive government and how all citizens play a role.

The discussion will be held online from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 15. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Keeping the Light On

March 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Online | Free

Register Here or Email


GILLES BISSONNETTE | Legal Director for the ACLU of New Hampshire

THE HON. N. WILLIAM DELKER | New Hampshire Superior Court Justice

CASEY MCDERMOTT (moderator) | Reporter at New Hampshire Public Radio

EMILY GRAY RICE | City Solicitor for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire

GREGORY V. SULLIVAN | First Amendment Attorney at Malloy & Sullivan

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.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Paul and Ann Sagan, The Boston Globe, WBUR, Boston University and the Robertson Foundation.