Webcast to promote sunshine

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A Sunshine Week webcast by Openthegovernment.org will be broadcast from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 18.

The theme for this year’s webcast is “The Road Ahead for Open Government.” Panelists will discuss what citizens can expect and what open-government advocates will endorse regarding open-government policy and technology initiatives.

As in years past, host sites across the county are needed where people can watch the webcast together and then discuss local open-government issues.

To find out more about the webcast or for information on how to set up a host site, e-mail afuller@openthegovernment.org or call (202) 332-6736.

The webcast will cap off the national celebration of Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of the public’s right to know what its government is doing and why.

The celebration coincides with National Freedom of Information Day and James Madison’s birthday on March 16.