Governor Baldacci Declares March 12-18, 2006 “Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know”
WHEREAS, our government is one "of the people, by the people, and for the people"; and
WHEREAS, a truly democratic government must operate in the open to be responsive to the people; and
WHEREAS, the free flow of information ensures that our government acts fairly, lawfully, and truthfully; and
WHEREAS, transparency and open decision-making instill trust and confidence in our democracy; and
WHEREAS, equal access enhances people's ability to exercise their rights and creates a more active and enlightened citizenry,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN E. BALDACCI, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim March 12-18, 2006 as
SUNSHINE WEEK: YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW
throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance.
In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this ninth day of March, Two Thousand and Six.
John E. Baldacci, Governor