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Biden announces FOIA roadshow to educate public officials

Feb 10, 2014

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced that his office has launched a Freedom of Information Act Roadshow to give presentations on Delaware’s open government laws.

The roadshow presentations will be conducted by a deputy attorney general who has expertise in the Freedom of Information Act. The presentations will help educate members of the public, government officials and government employees about their rights and responsibilities under Delaware's open government laws. Sessions will cover a wide range of FOIA topics and include a question-and-answer session.

“Upholding Delaware’s open government laws is one of the Attorney General’s Office’s most important duties,” Biden said. “We have worked over the  past several years to give Delawareans more information about FOIA and to make it easier for members of the public to obtain the information the law says they should have. These FOIA Roadshow presentations will help elected officials, government employees and the public better understand their rights and responsibilities.”

Biden’s office will conduct the Roadshow presentations for county and municipal governments, other public bodies and interested organizations. Public officials interested in having a FOIA Roadshow presentation for a governmental body  or a presentation for a group, send an email to OpenGovernment@state.de.us. Biden’s office will give a roadshow presentation Wednesday, Feb. 12, for members of the Georgetown town government staff, and future presentations will be scheduled soon throughout the state.

Upcoming Roadshow presentations will be listed at attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/executive/foiaroadshow.shtml.
The FOIA Roadshow initiative is the latest effort by Biden to promote knowledge of Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act and promote open government.

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