Since 2005, Sunshine Week has been observed to highlight the importance of open government. It’s about the right we all enjoy to have access to public records. It’s about the role we all play in holding our government agencies accountable to those they serve.
Launched by the American Society of News Editors, the initiative is timed to coincide with the birthday of the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison, on March 16. Sunshine Week 2013 began on March 10, and Colorado Community Media is marking the week by bringing you some insight into how you can obtain public records.
Together, we can all work toward greater transparency in our federal, state and local governments.