Monday, July 20, 2015

Free Data Practices workshop in Burnsville

How is your government spending tax money?

How much information does it collect on you?

What are your rights as a citizen to access government data?

On  July 23, 2015, Saint Paul-based non-profit Public Record Media (PRM) will host a Freedom of Information (FOI) workshop at the Burnhaven Library in Burnsville, Minnesota. The event will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

The workshop will explore how members of the public can use FOI laws (both Minnesota and federal) to obtain government records of interest to them. The presentation will feature comments by Rich Neumeister, a long-time record requester and open government advocate. An introduction will be given by members of the PRM board. The event is free to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for their own public record requests.

PRM’s workshop is one in a series of events that the organization is hosting throughout the state under a grant from the Washington DC-based Sunlight Foundation. Past events have been hosted in Rochester, St. Cloud, and Minneapolis.

Public Record Media is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that conducts public record-centered publication, legal work, and education.
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The Burnhaven Library is located at 1101 W. County Road 42 in Burnsville, MN.

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