From NEFAC President Karen Bordeleau:
Access to public records and the data that is within those records is critically important to all of you.
Today public documents are necessary to help us piece together the COVID-19 puzzle, giving us insight as to where the virus is emerging, who it's affecting and how we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
In addition to making sure that government records are accessible, NEFAC also offers face-to-face and virtual civics presentations for high school and college students and for the public at large. It also offers data journalism training for reporters and editors.
I hope you can find a way to support NEFAC's work in the six New England states and to help us defend the First Amendment.
After all, the First Amendment is the only defense between a thriving democracy and tyranny.