Calendar of Events

Delaware Coalition for Open Government Events

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2022

AUGUST

Tuesday, August 9

DelCOG Board Meeting (via Zoom) 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST

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BOARD MEETING AGENDA
August 9, 2022  

Call to Order  6:30 p.m.

ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Introductions and Order of Agenda – Steck
2. Approval of Minutes, July 7, 2022 – Diswood
3. Treasurer’s Report – Rush

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.  Update writing chapter for Inspector General  book –  Wasileski 

UNFINISHED/ONGOING BUSINESS

1. Elected Officials Reception – Ward
2. Scheduling Sept. Presentation of Weitzman Book “What’s the Matter with Delaware” – Wasileski

NEW BUSINESS

1. Missing Written Public Comments in House Hearings – Flaherty
2. FOIA Issues – Amy Roe
3. Wilmington Traffic Cameras – Flaherty
4. HB 355 (Ft. DuPont Redevelopment Corp.) update – Flaherty

OPEN FORUM

NEXT MEETING September 6, 2022  (Tentative)

ADJOURNMENT  8:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 9 ZOOM MEETING

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 If you have any issues, please call Keith Steck at 302-893-1643.  

Join Zoom Meeting: August 9, 2022 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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Read DelCOG op-ed on Need for Delaware Office of the State Inspector General

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SEPTEMBER

September Date TBA

Author Hal Weitzman to speak about “What’s the Matter with Delaware

Author Hal Weitzman, executive director for intellectual capital at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaches MBA students and business executives at Chicago Booth. At special DelCOG event in September, he will talk about his new book, What’s the Matter with Delaware: How the First State Has Favored the Rich, Powerful, and Criminal—and How It Costs Us All. He will answer the question of Gabriel Zucman, coauthor of The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay – “What is it that attracts giant multinational companies, kleptocrats, and tax evaders to Delaware?”

Nell Minow, vice chair of ValueEdge Advisors, says Weitzman’s “meticulously researched book” is a “must-read for anyone who wants to know why it is so difficult to align corporate action with shareholder value or the public interest.” Minow adds, the Weitzman book is a “powerfully argued examination of capitalism’s ‘Delaware problem,’ which undermines the transparency and accountability essential to a strong economy.

Register for the September ZOOM EVENT

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Join Zoom Event: September date TBA 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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September 17

U.S. Constitution Day

Commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, in order to ensure that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. A clause in the 2004 bill that established a day to honor the Constitution mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds as well as in  federal agencies.

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September 2

International Right to Know Day

Raises awareness of every individual’s right to government-held information and to know how elected officials are exercising power and how taxpayer’s money is being spent.

 

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DECEMBER

December 15

Bill of Rights Day 

The Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution – was created September 25, 1789, was ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures on December 15, 1791, and is on permanent display, together with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, in the rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. It has become one of the most important documents guaranteeing the rights and freedoms, such as speech, press, and religion, of the citizens of our democracy.

We celebrate the 231st Anniversary of The Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights Anniversary

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2023

MARCH

Sunshine Week

March 12 – March 18

Your Right to Know