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March 13, 2013

Let sun shine on government


One simple step would to be to make good on his promise to publish his schedule of meetings so that New Yorkers know who is bending the governor’s ear. If he is as serious about open government as his recent media release would suggest, it seems to be the least he can do.

And what can the rest of us do?

Parents and teachers can educate young people about civics and open government. Citizens can attend a local government meeting and see how things are being done. Anyone who is online can visit, or follow @SunshineWeek on Twitter, for more ideas.

“Sunlight,” said the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in a 1913 Harper’s Weekly article, “is said to be the best of disinfectants.”

By all means, like the The 5th Dimension said: “Let the sun shine in.”

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