This week is Sunshine Week, a week during which citizens and their organizations encourage governments at every level to make information more open. According to a recent poll, almost three-quarters of Americans believe the federal government is too secretive. State and local governments rank higher on their openness to requests for information. The League of Women Voters is one of many organizations that strongly supports openness in government and publicizes Sunshine Week to remind the media of how important it is for them to inform the public about what the government is doing. Citizens can’t make important public decisions if they don’t have access to the facts. Let’s all celebrate Sunshine Week this year!
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