Governor Baldacci Proclaims Sunshine Week in Maine March 15-21, 2010
WHEREAS, the hallmarks of a great democracy include government transparency and accountability; and
WHEREAS, public oversight is the ultimate safeguard of that democracy; and
WHEREAS, the free flow of information from the government to the people instills trust and confidence in our democracy and ensures that our government is accessible, accountable and open; and
WHEREAS, we must strive to further educate and empower the public on their right to access government documents, information and meetings,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN E. BALDACCI, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim March 15 - 21, 2010 as
SUNSHINE WEEK: YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW
throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance.