League of Women Voters hosting virtual ‘Sunshine Week’ presentation
Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods
NORTHERN WISCONSIN – The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) and the Citizens for Education in Town Governance (CETG) will host Tom Kamenick, president and founder of the Wisconsin Transparency Project (WTP), on Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. via Zoom, in celebration of Sunshine Week. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Sunshine Week, which runs from March 14 through March 20, was created in 2005 to emphasize the importance of letting the “sunshine” on governmental activities, instead of allowing them to run in the shadows.
The WTP is a law firm dedicated to strict enforcement of the state’s open records and open meetings laws. Since opening in late 2019, WTP has filed 16 lawsuits, written dozens of letters demanding records, and helped countless others with transparency issues.
Prior to founding WTP, Kamenick was Deputy Counsel and Litigation Manager at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), a non-profit law firm and think tank dedicated to the rule of law, individual liberty, constitutional government, and a robust civil society. He also spent a year as a law clerk for former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
During his presentation, Kamenick will share basic information about the open meetings and open records laws, some of his personal experiences in the world of litigation, and advice on how to use the laws to preserve transparency in government. Time will be available for questions following the presentation.
Visit www.lwvnow.org to register for the presentation.
The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process. Monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.lwvnow.org. Answers to questions about voter registration and voting can be found at www.myvote.wi.gov.