NEFAC, Telegraph, InDepthNH to Host Sunshine Week Event in Nashua, N.H.

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CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | mail@nefirstamendment.org

In recognition of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government, the Telegraph of Nashua, InDepthNH and the New England First Amendment Coalition will present a public forum on New Hampshire’s Right to Know Law.

The program is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 16 at the Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main Street, Nashua. Experts on the state’s Right to Know Law — including Richard Gagliuso, a NEFAC board member and attorney — will explain how to obtain public records and better understand the work of government officials.

Other speakers include:

· Chris Garofolo | Reporter for the Telegraph and former fellow at NEFAC’s annual New England First Amendment Institute
· David Saad | President of Right to Know New Hampshire
· Nancy West | Founder of InDepthNH.org

Members of Right to Know New Hampshire will be present during the program’s first hour to offer one-on-one meetings with those looking for personal guidance on obtaining records. Email RightToKnowNH@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

NEFAC will also be co-hosting a Sunshine Week program on the Right to Know Law at 7 p.m. on March 13 at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester.

Titled “The Right to Know in New Hampshire, in Theory and Practice,” the program will feature (among others) NEFAC board member and attorney Gregory V. Sullivan; Donna Green, an open government advocate and recent recipient of NEFAC’s Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award; and Lisa M. English, New Hampshire’s senior assistant attorney general.


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. Donations can be made here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC for this year include The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Robertson Foundation, Lois Howe McClure, The Boston Globe and Boston University. Celebration Supporters include The Hartford Courant and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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