Happy Sunshine Week !

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”  
— Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Sunshine Week is a national event to raise awareness of and promote open government – fitting right in with the mission of the Washington Coalition for Open Government.

Media and civic organizations often schedule activities to encourage the public to learn what government is doing, and the resources they have to seek information. Sunshine Week was started in 2005 by the American Society of News editors, and is now supported by a variety of journalism and civic organizations, notably ASNE and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

For 2018 Sunshine Week we are featuring a brand new Media Archive of all WCOG related videos.

The WCOG site also offers a variety of resources for using the Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act. Click around. Learn more about your rights to access. Shed some light.

Transparency and public participation are building blocks of good government.

The Coalition was formed to act as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated promoting and defending the People’s right to know in matters of public interest and in the conduct of the public’s business. The Coalition’s driving vision is to help foster open government processes, supervised by an informed and engaged citizenry, which is the cornerstone of democracy.


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