Thursday, March 05, 2015

Sunshine Week to celebrate importance of open government is March 15-21; materials available

Materials to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sunshine Week will be made available beginning Monday on the organization's website. Sunshine Week, which this year is from March 15-21, is a time to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information. National Freedom of Information Day is March 16, the birthday of James Madison, father of the First Amendment.

In celebration of its 10 years of existence, the Sunshine Week website will provide high-impact stories, a video, commentaries, informational graphics and editorial cartoons from The Associated Press, The McClatchy Co., USA Today and Gannett Co. Inc. Some materials are already available on the Sunshine Week website.

Sunshine Week 2015 is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by donations from Bloomberg and the Gridiron Club of Washington and its foundation. For more information about Sunshine Week, visit Follow Sunshine Week on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #SunshineWeek.

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