The Sunlight Foundation’s sister organization, the Sunlight Network, is again organizing Citizen Advocacy Day — an exciting opportunity for citizens to let their members of Congress know how important a transparent government is to them.
The event will take place on Thursday, May 29, the day before what is shaping up to be an eventful, fun and informative TransparencyCamp.
Citizen Advocates will have a chance to talk to policy staff for their senators and representatives about important transparency issues, like putting key campaign finance information online in near-real time, making sure the Senate keeps up the with the times by mandating electronic filing of campaign finance reports and getting more meaningful, comprehensive disclosure about lobbying in the nation’s capitol.
Sunlight will brief Citizen Advocates (and feed them breakfast!) the morning of Citizen Advocacy Day to arm them with talking points about key transparency related priorities. We’ll make all the appointments with members of Congress, too. All Citizen Advocates have to do is come ready to learn and to talk transparency.
Sunlight advocates on ways to improve transparency of government information but we can’t do it alone. Become a Citizen Advocate and help shine a light on our government.