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March 16-22 is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means to each of us and to our community. It is a time to remember the important role that we have in keeping our community healthy, vibrant and strong.
We all have the right to know what our government is doing - both its successes and failures. Exercising our right to know gives us - the public - power. It allows us to hold elected officials accountable on Election Day and beyond.
For decades, members of the League of Women voters have acted as government watchdogs at the federal, state and local levels. We monitor state and local government meetings, and are working to get all members of our community registered and then out to vote. In short, we work to ensure that all voices are heard as decisions are made about our community's future. It is important for the public to participate in the work of its government and we encourage all our residents to do that.
President, League of Women Voters of Juneau