Citizen’s Right to Know/Public Participation

Citizen’s Right to Know/Public Participation

Protect the citizen’s right to know and facilitate informed understanding and public participation in government decision-making.

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The League supports an open government that is representative, accountable, and responsive to all citizens.

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The League supports an open government that is representative, accountable, and responsive to all citizens.

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The League of Women Voters of Coos County supports a regularly scheduled evaluation process for appointing public administrators.

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The League of Women Voters of Coos County supports a system in Coos County which will encourage public education and participation in the budget process.

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The League of Women Voters of Coos County supports county comprehensive plans.

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The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County supports measures which will increase citizen information and participation in governments through boards and commissions.
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Federal Election Commission  In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

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Bias in Traditional News Media

Once Americans could simply turn on a TV news show and trust the anchorperson to give them a true, impartial account of the nation's news. Those days are long gone. Many network "news" shows have devolved into pure entertainment, and at their core most have increased viewership rather than accuracy as their prime goal. Commercial broadcast media make their money off of advertising and they "sell" their audience by charging higher rates to advertisers for larger listening or viewing audiences.

Unleash your Voting Superpowers! (child wearing red cape)

Bias in Traditional News Media

Once Americans could simply turn on a TV news show and trust the anchorperson to give them a true, impartial account of the nation's news. Those days are long gone. Many network "news" shows have devolved into pure entertainment, and at their core most have increased viewership rather than accuracy as their prime goal. Commercial broadcast media make their money off of advertising and they "sell" their audience by charging higher rates to advertisers for larger listening or viewing audiences.

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