sunshine week

Patrick Leahy: The public’s right to know is under attack

“Fake news,” “alternative facts,” retaliatory restrictions of press access by the White House, and demonizing attacks on the working press are eroding the public’s access to real facts and real information about what their government is doing.

During Sunshine Week, Leahy Calls on Judge Gorsuch to Provide Complete & Truthful Answers to Judiciary Committee

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 13, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 This Year Also Marks The First Sunshine Week Since The Enactment Of Leahy’s FOIA Improvement Act WASHINGTON (MONDAY, March 13, 2017) – Sunshine Week’s emphasis on transparency should continue into the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch next […]

Jim Condos: Let the sun shine in

As trustees and servants of the people, it’s our job as officers of the government to let the sun shine in – to let the people see what we are doing on their behalf.

Ahead Of Sunshine Week, Leahy chairs Annual SJC Government Transparency Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a longtime advocate of open and transparent government, is chairing an oversight hearing this morning ahead of Sunshine Week to examine FOIA compliance in federal agencies.

Leahy: Balancing security and open government in the cyber age

But governments will always be tempted to overuse the secrecy stamp. When that happens, secrecy can come at an unacceptable price, harming citizens’ interest in safety, health and a clean environment.But governments will always be tempted to overuse the secrecy stamp. When that happens, secrecy can come at an unacceptable price, harming citizens’ interest in safety, health and a clean environment.

Meyer: Profile in courage

Ms. Flint made one demand: show me your search warrant.

Leahy: Balancing security and open government in the cyber age

For immediate release Mar. 6, 2012 Contact Ali Peterson Email: [email protected] Next week is Sunshine Week, the annual observance spotlighting the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s right to know. As before, the Sunshine Week partnership of public interest and news organizations has asked Vermont’s Patrick Leahy for a Sunshine Week guest column, which […]

Let the Sun Shine In (On Government)

Since there are no real penalties for violating the laws on public records and meetings, governments are running roughshod over the law and taxpayers.