Success Stories

It's Sunshine Week's 10th anniversary, and we've made a lot of gains in open government thanks to your work.

Share your experiences and success stories with and we'll post some of them on the website.

Who’s Doing What

See events celebrating Sunshine Week around the country on the Events page.

March 12: James Madison Freedom of Information Awards; Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee

March 13: FOI Day; The Newseum Institute,, American Library Association

March 14: 2015 Sunshine Conference; FOI Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

March 14: FOIAFest 2015; Chicago Headline Club

March 15-21: #SunshineMN; Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Minnesota Newspaper Association

March 15-21: Sunshine Week Series; The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va.

March 15: A Celebration of Open Government and Transparency; The Tennessean, Nashville

March 16-20: Radio Days; League of Women Voters of the Midland Area, Mich.

March 16-17: HHS Open DataFest II; Stewards for Change Institute and the California Health and Human Services Agency

March 16: Department of Justice Sunshine Week 2015 Celebration; U.S. Department of Justice

March 16: Sunshine Wheat for Sunshine Week; Madison Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, and Next Door Brewing

March 16: FOIA Faster; National Press Club

March 17: 2015 Sunshine Luncheon; First Amendment Foundation, Tallahasse, Fla.

March 17: D.C. Open Government Summit; D.C. Open Government Coalition

March 17: Webinar: Subsidy Tracker 3.0 Launch; Good Jobs First, Washington

March 18: Era of Transparency: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, and Open Government; The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau)

March 18: 2015 Summit on Data; CA Fwd, Sacramento

March 18: Public Records Day; Tracy K. Thom, Grotton Township, Ohio

March 19: Sunshine Week Happy Hour and FOILIES Awards; Sunlight Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, MuckRock

March 19: Let the Sun Shine: FOIA requests for journalists and researchers; National Security Archive and the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, The George Washington University

March 31: Searching Public Records Using; Collier County, Fla., Clerk’s Office

Participant Resources

Find free resources for Sunshine Week participants in the online Toolkit.

Coming soon: an unprecedented package of high-impact stories, commentary, info graphics and editorial cartoons from The Associated Press, The McClatchy Co., USA TODAY and Gannett Co. Inc.