Freedom of Information Day


“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

— James Madison (1751-1836)
4th U.S. President

Per the American Library Association, March 16th, the birthday of the 4th President of the United States, is celebrated as National Freedom of Information Day. President James Madison is widely regarded as the Father of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He was also the foremost advocate of openness in government. This day serves as a reminder of the importance of the idea of every citizen’s right to know the facts related to the government. Madison was one of the people who dedicated his life to giving power to the people and making democracy stronger for it.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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