Watch "Government Secrecy: Censoring Your Right to Know"

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If you are fed up the Bush Administration's attacks on open government, sign up below for a FREE webcast of a dual-panel discussion on what the government is hiding and what you can do about it.  Join the dialogue by sending your questions to the panel speakers.  You’ll also learn about new online resources and how to take action.

Panel I. "The Secret Executive -- What Can Congress and the Public Do?"
Moderated by Patrice McDermott, Director of

- Ann Beeson, Director of U.S. Programs at the Open Society Institute and previously Associate Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Mickey Edwards, Director of the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership and former Republican member of Congress from Oklahoma for 16 years (1977-92).
- John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, Chief of Staff to President Clinton from October 1998 until January 2001.

Panel II. "Citizen Self-Help: Finding the Information You Need" 
Moderated by Greg Elin of

- Bill Allison (Sunlight Foundation)
- Sheila Krumholz (Center for Responsive Politics/
- David Moore (
- Sean Moulton (
- Daniel X. O'Neil (EveryBlock)
- Gary Bass (OMB Watch)

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The first national "Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know" was launched in March 2005 and will be celebrated in 2008 from March 16-22. Sunshine Week's intent is to raise awareness of the importance of open government to everyone in the community, not just journalists. Public Citizen is a proud sponsor of Sunshine Week 2008, also brought to you by the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, League of Women Voters, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Freedom of Information Coalition, National Press Club,, Special Libraries Association, Sunshine Week, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), and the Sunlight Foundation.