Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 1-5PM
Registration Begins at 12:30PM
2442 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers
News Press Bldg.
Program is free and open to the public
For additional information: http://www.lwvlee.org/opengov.html
Democratic government depends on the active participation of informed citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect citizens’ access to public information by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings, and making public records accessible.
Florida has traditionally been a leader in providing its citizens oversight and review of the actions of its elected officials at every level through its Sunshine laws. Unfortunately, privacy concerns and influential special interests are working to erode these laws and erect barriers to transparency and accountability.
“Open Government & YOU” will:
examine the current state of open government laws,
highlight how these laws are being narrowed, and
present personal testimonials from citizens regarding their experiences with open
The First Amendment Foundation ♦ WatchdogCity.com ♦ Office of the Lee County Clerk of Court ♦ Lee County Chamber of Commerce ♦ League of Women Voters, City of Sanibel ♦ Florida SouthWestern State College ♦ Barry University ♦ Lee County NAACP ♦Ft. Myers/Naples NOW ♦ ACLU of Florida (Lee and Collier Counties) Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Community Outreach ♦ Sanibel/Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce ♦ League of Women Voters of Collier County ♦ American Association of University Women
For Additional Information contact: Charlotte Newton by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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