Sunshine Month 2022: Mark Your Calendars!

Please save the dates for two FOIA events in March, including Sunshine Week at the National Archives on March 14! 

FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting, Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)

The FOIA Advisory Committee meets virtually to discuss recommendations and best practices from its four subcommittees: Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology. The Committee will have several meetings this spring before its final meeting of the fourth term on June 9. Members of the public are welcome to:

  • Watch the livestream on the National Archives’ YouTube Channel.
  • Attend the meeting virtually through Webex. There will be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. If you wish to attend via Webex, register by March 8 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). After you register, we will send you information for accessing the meeting.

Sunshine Week at the National Archives, Monday, March 14, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

We are pleased to announce a celebration of Sunshine Week, a national initiative led by the News Leaders Association to educate the public about the importance of open government and unnecessary secrecy. 

Sunshine Week at the National Archives will feature a conversation with Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero and Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, moderated by Philanthropist David Rubenstein, a generous supporter of the National Archives.

We have also invited Sen. Patrick Leahy and Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia to join us for this celebration of FOIA. Details are still in the works, so stay tuned to this blog for more information in the coming weeks. The event will be livestreamed on the National Archives’ YouTube Channel.

We hope to see you virtually at both events!