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Friday, December 3, 2010

Workshop on OPRA and Sunshine Law offered

Plainfielders interested in more transparency in government will find a lively, free workshop
next Tuesday particularly useful.

The workshop is presented by NJFOG (New Jersey Foundation for Open Government), the statewide advocacy organization dedicated to open government, and will include free handouts.

Longtime open government advocates Walt Leuers, an attorney, and John Paff, chair of the open government task force of the NJ Libertarian Party, will lead the workshop which will focus on training attendees on how to avoid common mistakes in requesting public documents, as well providing overviews of both the OPRA (public documents) and OPMA (public meetings) laws -- including recent changes and case law strengthening citizen activist rights.

This Union County opportunity is being sponsored by the Union County Watchdog Association.

"This provides an opportunity to educate the public on their rights and give them the necessary tools to watch over their government," says Tina Renna, president of UCWA.

The workshop is free, but space is limited, so reservations are strongly suggested. Light refreshments will be served. Make your reservation by email now here.

This is the same workshop Maria Pellum and I attended a few months ago in North Plainfield and I highly recommend it. It is well worth your time. The speakers are extremely knowledgeable, the presentation is lively and packed with useful information, plus you will get to network with other folks who believe 'sunshine' is the best disinfectant for government there is.


Tuesday · December 7 | 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford

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