Press Coverage 2012

NEFAC to Recognize Private Citizen, Journalist for Right-to-Know | 12.7.12 Providence Journal

“‘NEFAC’s board wanted to recognize the fact that every breakthrough in the fight against government obfuscation is not made by professional journalists,’ Rosanna Cavanagh, the group’s executive director, said in a news release. ‘Often times, it’s the outraged or frustrated citizen who just won’t let go.'”

Troy Rules ‘Run Counter’ to First Amendment Purpose, Official Says | 8.31.12 The Daily Review

“Rosanna Cavanagh, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition in Providence, R.I., said that ‘such actions seem to run counter to the spirit of the open meetings law and the purpose of the First Amendment.'”

More Records Will Soon Become Public in R.I. | 8.19.12 Providence Journal

“Rosanna Cavanagh, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, says that if public officials follow the letter and spirit of the amendments, Rhode Island will be one of the most open governments in New England.”

Gov. Signs Public Records Bill Into Law | 6.26.12 WPRI-Providence

“Good government groups such as Common Cause, The New England First Amendment Coalition, the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Rhode Island Press Association all supported the bill.”

Common Cause, NEFAC Urge Chafee to Sign Public Records Bill | 6.13.12 WPRI-Providence

“Rosanna Cavanagh, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, said her group also wants Chafee to sign the legislation. ‘This is a significant victory for the public’s right to know,’ she said.”

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