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Better Government Association to Offer Watchdog Training for Citizens

A news report from Lake Effect News

If you’re mad as hell about fraud and corruption, and sick of the government wasting your money, you don’t have to take it anymore.

The Better Government Association is hosting two Citizen Watchdog Training sessions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on July 20 and July 27. Both sessions are free and will be held at Loyola University’s Quinlan Life Sciences Building, Auditorium 142, at 1032 W. Sheridan.

The big dogs at BGA will train everyday citizens how to monitor government in their communities, publicize what they find and advocate for real change in government. Veteran investigative journalists, political reporters and legal experts will share their tricks of the trade with watchdogs to identify stories, research and analyze government reports, writing bullet-proof FOIAs, develop sources and report on their findings in all areas of government. More importantly, watchdogs will be equipped with the tools to advocate for change and demand better government.

Former ABC 2 political reporter and BGA executive director Andy Shaw will make an appearance. Citizens will also have the chance to meet a real government whistle-blower and learn how she stopped corruption in her own government agency.

Both sessions are identical so watchdogs-in-training need only sign up for one session. The sessions are expected to fill up fast so RSVP early at mfoconnor@bettergov.org.

The Better Government Association (BGA) is an independent, non-partisan watchdog group committed to improving government.  With hard-hitting investigations and timely litigation the BGA exposes government corruption, waste and mismanagement.  We promote effective public policy and engage citizens to advocate for a transparent, accountable and honest government.

Posted by on July 7, 2010. Filed under Politics is Local, Today's Talk. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.