Join us next month for Transparency Summer Camps

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Transparency-Summer-Camp-Web-1-860x484Want to empower yourself with mad analytical skills to become a better citizen and government watchdog?

Are you a reporter and looking for helpful tools to interrogate New Mexico’s unwieldy campaign finance system?

Join us for two seminars July 21 in Las Cruces and July 23 in Albuquerque featuring  NMID’s Sandra Fish and Foundation for Open Government (FOG) Executive Director Susan Boe.

As FOG explains on its website, the transparency camps are designed to teach how to parse and understand:

… online government information to track campaign contributions and candidate spending. We will also examine how to use web-based databases, like the Sunshine Portal, to find and use public records. Finally, we will discuss recent Inspection of Public Records Act developments and how to fine-tune IPRA requests.

Here are the dates and locations of each event.

LAS CRUCES:
Thursday, July 21
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NMSU Zuhl Library
2911 McFie Circle
Las Cruces, NM 88003

ALBUQUERQUE:
Saturday, July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal
7777 Jefferson St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

You can register for each event here.

NMID is a sponsor of the transparency camps along with the Foundation for Open Government, the New Mexico Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Hope to see you there.

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