League of Women Voters to celebrate Sunshine Week

You can nominate a person or an organization to be recognized during National Sunshine Week. {}That week runs March 15-21, 2015, and the League of Women Voters of Alabama wants to honor efforts "to improve governmental transparency."The winners will be announced during a League convention in May. {}You can learn how to make a nomination on the LWVAL website.According to the Sunshine Week website, this week is all about the public's right to know. {}Here's a little of the history as posted on the site:"The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors launched Sunshine Sunday in 2002 in response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create scores of new exemptions to the state's public records law. FSNE estimates that some 300 exemptions to open government laws were defeated in the legislative sessions that followed its three Sunshine Sundays, because of the increased public and legislative awareness that resulted from the Sunshine Sunday reports and commentary."The organizers believe "open government is good government."
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