Transparency Advocacy Workshop
Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)
Update!! Join us in the conference room of the 4th floor! All welcome.
Transparency in government doesn't just happen: It takes coordinated action by informed citizens, working together with a sound strategy.
This workshop will guide concerned activists on how to effectively organize around transparency issues and get your message heard. It is lead by the Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit based in Washington, DC, with help from the Alliance for a Better Utah.
Utah open government activists have seen some incredible results from their work opposing anti-transparency legislation like HB477, but the fight isn't over. A long-standing coalition for reform will be important in getting the message home to lawmakers. Join us for this workshop on July 14th, and consider joining us the next morning, July15th, for a press conference addressing the National Governor's Association. We'll be on the steps of the Matheson Court House at 9AM telling America's Governors (Gov. Herbert included), that transparency is not just a campaign promise.
Hope to see you there!
A rough schedule of events:
5-6PM - Arrivals and introductions
6-8PM - Training
9PM - Pizza and sign-making party (in anticipation of Friday's press conference)
For more information about the Sunlight Foundation, visit http://sunlightfoundation.com.
When & Where
Sunlight Foundation and Center for Collaborative Journalism
The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.
The Center for Collaborative Journalism is a unique community media collaborative combing Mercer's liberal arts-based journalism and media studies program with the profesional expertise of the Telegraph and Georgia Public Radio.