Thursday March 14, 2013

As we celebrate Sunshine Week, March 10-16, I’d encourage readers to get involved in their local communities and promote the importance of open government and access to information.

Anyone can play an active role in government and help keep public officials honest, make government more efficient and act as a check against waste, fraud and abuse of power.

Freedom of information isn’t just an issue for the press, it’s a cornerstone of our democracy. Join us and help make a difference in the battle against unnecessary government secrecy and waste. You can find out more at SunshineWeek.org.

JASON STVERAK

Alexandria, Va.

The writer is president, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.