According to Sunshineweek.org, “Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring initiative to promote open government. Join News Leaders Association in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. It’s your right to know.”
From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 5447—Freedom of Information Day, 1986, “March 16 is the anniversary of the birth of James Madison, our fourth President and one of the principal figures in the Constitutional Convention. Madison eloquently expressed the guarantees in the Bill of Rights, in particular in the freedoms of religion, speech, and of the press protected by the First Amendment. He understood the value of information in a democratic society, as well as the importance of its free and open dissemination. He believed that through the interaction of the Government and its citizens, facilitated by a free press and open access to information, the Government could be most responsive to the people it serves. Surely the American experience has proved him right.
“This year  marks the twentieth anniversary of the enactment by the Federal government of the Freedom of Information Act . On President Madison's birthday, it is particularly fitting that we recognize the value of reasonable access to information in our political process.”
Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.
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Source: Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services 1992-2022.
Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) 2003-2022.
Source: 2019 County Business Patterns (CBP).