Learn How to Make New Mexico Government Open and Accountable

Don’t tell the left, but the Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for Open Government share a significant interest in open and transparent government. It provides accountability and enables citizens to understand how their money is being used.

To that end, we at RGF are pleased to encourage readers of this blog and all citizen activists to attend FOG’s Open Government Academy on Saturday.

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government presents

“Open Government Academy” Learn how to access your government!

Where: UNM School of Law, Room 2401

When: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

For more information, go to: www.nmfog.org or call (888) 843-9121

You have a fundamental right to access public information and petition your government. But do you know how?

You’re invited to the Open Government Academy – this Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 AM in Albuquerque. This one-day workshop is geared toward community organizers, non-profit professionals and other citizens interested in accessing their government and influencing policy. We’ll discuss how to use public-records and open-meetings “sunshine” laws, how to tap into information resources used by journalists and lawyers, how to lobby state and local officials, and much more.

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover a $25 registration fee. For more information, call (888) 843-9121 or visit www.nmfog.org