Sunshine Week efforts keep growing!
Thanks for sharing your Sunshine Week plans and efforts. Continue to let us know by sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can update the list of participants and events calendar at sunshineweek.org.
Thanks to many organizations and individuals who have shared their plans to participate in Sunshine Week 2015, March 15-21. The list of participants, as well as the events calendar on sunshineweek.org, is growing quickly! Continue to let us know how you and your organization are planning to celebrate this year's Sunshine Week by emailing us at email@example.com.
We also ask that you help us create a meaningful look back on the 10 years of Sunshine Week. Send us PDFs or links of your success stories from the past that had an impact on open government to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All groups and individuals are welcome to participate and use the resources provided on the Sunshine Week website to mark their open-government efforts. The Toolkit section, which showcases op-eds, editorial cartoons and Sunshine Week logos, is updated daily and will have more resources closer to Sunshine Week. There are also several sources for inspiration in FOI story ideas and Sunshine Week past work.
ASNE launched Sunshine Week in 2005 as a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants have included print, broadcast and digital media outlets; government officials at all levels; schools and universities; nonprofit and civic organizations; libraries and archivists; and individuals interested in the public's right to know. In 2012, ASNE partnered with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and has renewed the partnership to oversee the national coordination of resources and provide support for participants.
Sunshine Week 2015 is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by generous donations from Bloomberg and the Gridiron Club and Foundation.