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Sunshine Week 2009: Your Right to Know

Freedom of Information and Sunshine laws can make people local heroes by making a difference in their communities when they get involved and hold government accountable.

Sunshine Week is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Ohio's Sunshine Laws give you the right to access numerous government records and require many government bodies to conduct official business in public. Citizens, activists, advocacy groups, and others use these laws to monitor government actions and uncover potential wrongdoing.

Sunshine Week is a non-partisan initiative whose supporters are conservative, liberal and everything in between.

When: Wednesday, March 18 at 3:00 PM
Where: Columbus Metro Library Auditorium, 96 Grant Ave., Columbus 43215

The panel includes:

  • Catherine Turcer, director of Ohio Citizen Action’s Money in Politics Program
  • Frank Deaner, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association
  • Fred Gittes, attorney and advocate for open records
  • Gary Daniels, associate director, ACLU of Ohio

The event is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Ohio, Ohio Citizen Action, the Ohio Coalition for Open Government, and the Ohio Newspaper Association.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call (216) 472-2200 or email

For a Mapquest map and directions to this event, click here.

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