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Derision 2018 tickets available,  2019 Sunset Review List and more news from the First Amendment Foundation.

Upcoming Events

Derision 2018 with Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry: 

Make Politics Grate Again
Date: October 9, 2018
Location: Bailey Hall – Broward College
3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314
Time: 7:30pm

BUY TICKETS HERE

Political Cartoons in the Time of Trump: Andy Marlette and Dana Summers w Scott Maxwell

Date: October 24, 2018
Location: Orlando Sentinel
633 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801
Time: 6pm

MORE INFO/BUY TICKETS HERE


2019 Open Government Sunset Review List is Ready!

Although the whirlwind 2018 Legislative session is months behind us, our legislative work for 2018  only just began at Sine Die.

Our President, Barbara Petersen, is already working on the 2019 session, and has  been super busy analyzing all 16(!) exemptions subject to Open Government Sunset Review for 2019. Check it out here.

It is quite the list! This is why we need your help.

Tracking all the bills each year that lobbyists and legislators try to sneak by us – bills that chip away at OUR right to know – is a monumental task. You would think we had a staff of five or more, given the amount of legislative information that comes out of the FAF office each session.  But Barbara does it ALL with the help of just one legal fellow. We pride ourselves here at the First Amendment Foundation with being frugal with your  donation dollars and we appreciate any and all contributions to assist us with our efforts to keep the SUN in the Sunshine State!

Please consider giving $16 (in honor of the 16 exemptions subject to sunset review) or more today to help us in our fight to protect YOUR right to know.


Editorials and Op-Eds

In support of Press Freedom day, the First Amendment Foundation has compiled a list of those editorials and op-eds that have been published in Florida.  Be sure to check back — the list is growing and we will continue to add links as we find them.

http://floridafaf.org/protect-the-first-amendment-and-open-government/


Thank you for your time, consideration, and support of our mission.

About the First Amendment Foundation

The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency is critical to citizen trust and involvement in our democratic society – without Government in the Sunshine, civic engagement cannot bloom. Through ongoing monitoring of the state’s public records, open meetings laws, the education of government officials and citizens – the Foundation promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee and to participate in the governance process.