NEFAC, Loeb School to Present Sunshine Week Discussion on N.H. Right to Know Law

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

In recognition of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion concerning the key to open government in New Hampshire — the state’s Right to Know Law.

The event, titled “The Right to Know in New Hampshire, in Theory and Practice” will be at 7 p.m. on March 13 at the Loeb School 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, N.H.

The two-part program will include a presentation by David Saad, president of Right to Know NH, a citizens’ group working to improve access to government in New Hampshire, and a panel discussing the law from varying perspectives.

Panelists include:

  • Lisa M. English – Senior Assistant Attorney General
  • Donna Green – President, School District Governance Association of New Hampshire and Board Member, Right to Know New Hampshire
  • Richard Lehmann – Attorney, The Lehmann Law Office
  • Todd Selig – Town Administrator, Durham, N.H.
  • Trent Spiner – President, New Hampshire Press Association

The panel will be moderated by First Amendment attorney Gregory V. Sullivan, a board member of both the Loeb School and NEFAC, who represents various media outlets in open government cases.

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. Donations can be made here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC for this year include The Robertson Foundation, Lois Howe McClure, The Boston Globe and Boston University. Celebration Supporters include The Hartford Courant and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.