Annual Reviews

2015annualreview2015 | Public access has a face. It’s the face of ordinary citizens trying to understand their government in order to make an informed decision or to expose a wrong. 

Boston resident Michael A. Champa shared these words in February after receiving NEFAC’s 2016 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award. Champa recently prevailed in a public records case that he fought all the way up to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. That fight for information, he said, is “a discovery process, often dearly earned and grounded in a basic American right to unfettered access to their government.”

Across New England, that right is challenged every day. But with your help, NEFAC is defending the public’s right to know and advocating for the First Amendment freedoms of every New Englander.