Sunshine Week is a national initiative spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy
For government to be of, by and for the people, it must be out in front of the people.
Government must be held accountable.
The only way for the public to hold government accountable is for all of the actions of government to be out in the open.
That is why open government is part and parcel of democracy.
When government is allowed to operate behind closed doors, it grows out of...