Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NJFOG Will Host Open Government Workshop



Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 16, 2012

For more information, contact:
Walter Luers, Esq. President, New Jersey Foundation for Open Government
E-Mail: wluers@njfog.org
Phone: (908) 894-5656

New Jersey Foundation for Open Government

Will Host Open Government Workshop

on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012


Clinton, NJ (August 16, 2012) - The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government will host a statewide workshop for all New Jersey residents to learn about a citizen's right to attend public meetings and access public records. The workshop will offer advice of expert attorneys, best practices from government employees and officials, as well as lessons learned from citizen activists. Take part in panel discussions and hands on workshops throughout the day. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Speakers include: Walter Luers, Esq., Attorney and President of NJFOG, John Paff, Chairman of NJ Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project, Tom McLeod, Esq., ACLU-NJ, Ian Shore, Former Municipal Clerk and Krystal Knapp, Journalist.

The cost to attend the event is $15.00 online or $20.00 at the door. Students with valid student ID will receive a reduced ticket price of only $3.00.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Raritan Valley Community College located at 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876.

This event has limited seating. Please reserve your seat online by going to www.internetsitesolutions.com/njfogseminar

About NJFOG - The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government seeks to increase transparency, accountability, honesty and democracy in government at all levels by defending and expanding public access to government records and meetings.NJFOG is the only organization in New Jersey with the sole mission of protecting and expanding public access to government records and meetings. Established in January 2001, it is a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals who support open government. NJFOG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. It is governed by an elected board of directors representing both organizational and individual members. In addition to Dues from Members, NJFOG has received funding from the National Freedom of Information Coalition, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and Rutgers Law School in Newark.

For more information about the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government, please visit our website at www.njfog.org or email Walter Luers, Esq. at wluers@njfog.org

Funding credit for this event - NJFOG received funding from the NJFOIC through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Established in 1950, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation makes national grants in journalism, education, and arts and culture. Its fourth program, community initiatives, is concentrated in 26 communities where the Knight brothers published newspapers, but the foundation is wholly separated from and independent of those newspapers.

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