The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency are 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 and open meeting laws and the education of government officials and the citizens they serve, the Foundation promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee and to participate in the governance process.
We want to expand our reach to serve communities in news deserts and who lack information regarding how to obtain public records and participate in local decision-making. The Foundation believes that raising funds, expanding our space to make room for student interns, and increasing our resources is critical to our success of expanding our services to local communities as well as the entire state of Florida. Our communities have a right to know what their local governments are doing, and to have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and the lives of their families. Our cause is crucial to an informed public that participates in democracy, now more than ever.
Please consider donating to our foundation. Any and all donations are very much appreciated.