Subscribers of The Boston Globe Can Help NEFAC Win Ad Space, Promote Open Government

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT Rosanna Cavanagh | 401.331.7209 | rosecavanagh.nefac@gmail.com

If you’re a subscriber of The Boston Globe, here is a quick and simple way to help the New England First Amendment Coalition advocate for open government and freedom of information:

As a subscriber, you will be receiving or have already received in the mail a voucher provided by The Boston Globe through its GRANT program. Seven-day newspaper subscribers will receive vouchers valued at $100 and all other subscribers will receive vouchers valued at $50. These vouchers can then be mailed back to The Boston Globe with the name of a non-profit. Those organizations with the highest amount of donations will be given free advertising in the newspaper.

Please consider supporting “New England First Amendment Coalition” through this program.

The advertising space would help us educate thousands of readers about the importance of open government and the First Amendment.

It would also help us inform others of the work we do, which includes:

Annual Awards Luncheon This event honors individuals who are advancing the First Amendment and the public’s right to know. This year’s luncheon will feature James Risen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times who is facing jail time for refusing to disclose a source he used for a recent book.

First Amendment Institute Each year we host a three-day investigative reporting workshop for 25 New England journalist fellows. It provides editors and reporters with the support and training necessary to become accomplished investigative journalists, well versed in the access laws that govern today’s difficult reporting landscape.

For more information about NEFAC, visit us at www.nefirstamendment.org. Thank you all for your support.

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, librarians, academics and private citizens. We work in partnership with the Initiative for Investigative Reporting at the Northeastern University School of Journalism.