This Saturday morning, our local chapter of the League of Women Voters celebrates “sunshine laws” by offering a community forum that promises to be an intelligent antidote to the, ahem, less than impressive level of political discussion on the public airwaves. So turn off the radio and TV and commune for a moment with the spirit of James Madison, who wrote, “A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a frace or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.”
The LVW is bringing together a half dozen probably exceedingly well-informed panelists to talk about “access to information” issues. Panelists are drawn from media, library, city government and civic groups. The discussion, titled Access to Impact: Using Open Government to Create Change, kicks off the March 14-20 Sunshine Week, a national promotion of “open government and freedom of information” held in the season of James Madison’s birthday.
Speakers and other details are at the event information page on the League’s website. Spanish translation will be provided.
“Access to Change” Community Forum
Saturday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. – noon
Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena
Free; RSVP to 626.798.0965 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org