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


throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance.