Sunshine Week 2008


Next week, a couple events held by the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government:

Sunshine Week: Your right to know

Sunshine Week 2008 NJThe New Jersey Foundation for Open Government will host two events in honor of Sunshine Week — in Trenton, on Tuesday, March 18 and Newark on Wednesday, March 19. Organized around the annual observance of James Madison’s birthday, Sunshine Week is a non-partisan open government initiative led by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, with on line and broadcast media, public officials, celebrities, civic groups, non-profits, libraries, schools, religious leaders and others.

For more information about these events, visit our website

In Trenton:

Issues and Developments in Government Transparency

What: Presentations by featured guests Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman Joseph Cryan on new open government legislation, followed by discussion of government transparency issues by an esteemed panel of experts:

  • Sean Curry, Administration of PARIS and Records DIRECT Grants Program, New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management
  • Rebecca Pressman, Ph.D., J.D., M.L.S Librarian, Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark
  • Robert Marasco, Clerk, City of Newark

When: Tuesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: State House Annex Rooms 101/103 in Trenton (For directions to the State House visit:

Let us know you are coming! RSVP to or (201) 624-7601.

Refreshments will be served.

In Newark:

Government Secrecy: Censoring Your Right to Know

What: An interactive national dialogue webcast from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, followed by a discussion of how transparency issues affect New Jersey residents.

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Rutgers University, Newark Campus, Conklin Hall, Room 449. Corner of University and Bleeker.

Let us know you are coming! RSVP to

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