Newsmaker Luncheon to Feature Open Government Traveling Show

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The Milwaukee Press Club will host the Open Government Traveling Show – a panel discussion about the Wisconsin open meetings and open records laws – at a Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 as part of the national celebration of open government known as Sunshine Week.

The public is invited to attend the event from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St.

The Open Government Traveling Show is presented by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and SPJ-Madison. It features a brief tutorial on the state’s open meetings and records laws and examples of how the media, the public and advocates use the law.

The panel includes:
• April Barker, open government expert and an attorney with the law firm Schott, Bublitz & Engel, s.c. based in Waukesha.

• Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, a national watchdog group that investigates and exposes the influence of on public policy.

• Tom Kamenick, deputy counsel and open government specialist with the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, which seeks to advance the public interest in the rule of law, individual liberty, constitutional government and a robust civil society.

• Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and a veteran Wisconsin journalist, now managing editor of The Progressive Magazine.

• Mark Pitsch, president of the SPJ-Madison and an assistant city editor at the Wisconsin State Journal.

For more information or to register for this event visit this Milwaukee Press Club page.