NEFAC, Right to Know NH to Honor Sunshine Week with Events on Open Government in New Hampshire

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

In recognition of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government, the New England First Amendment Coalition and Right to Know NH will present two New Hampshire panel discussions on the state’s freedom of information laws.

The discussions will focus on the New Hampshire Right to Know Law and feature several of the state’s leading experts on the First Amendment and government transparency. Both are open to the public and free to attend.

The events will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 12 at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester; and from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 15 at Littleton Regional Healthcare, Conference Rooms 1-3, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton. is co-sponsoring the Littleton program.

Speakers include:

Rick Gagliuso, Esq. | A member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, Gagliuso has represented newspapers and other media outlets in New Hampshire since the 1980s. He is currently a principal in the Merrimack law firm of Gagliuso & Gagliuso P.A.

David Saad | Saad is president of Right to Know NH. The group’s mission is to strengthen the state’s Right to Know Law through legislative action, educational outreach and mentoring citizens in obtaining public information.


Gregory V. Sullivan, Esq. | Sullivan, a member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, serves as general counsel for the Union Leader Corporation. He teaches First Amendment media law at Suffolk University Law School and at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications.

Nancy West | West is founder of the nonprofit New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism and the executive editor of the center’s investigative news website She is a former New Hampshire Union Leader reporter and editor.

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 the Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Robertson Foundation, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University.