The National Alliance for Public Affairs Networks’ efforts to establish State Civic Networks in every state is gaining recognition across the country.

Here’s what they are saying:

logo-ncsl“The operations of state legislatures and the roles of individual legislators are often little understood by citizens. Yet public understanding of the institutions and processes of government is critical to building public trust and confidence.”

-National Conference of State Legislatures

logo-nass“By providing an ‘open window’ on the workings of their state governments, (public affairs) networks have increased citizen access, public trust and understanding of both the legislature and the public policy process … (offering) unfiltered, gavel-to-gavel TV coverage of legislative sessions, committee proceedings and similar actions within the executive and judicial branches.”

-National Association of Secretaries of State

logo-csgNetworks are “…devoted to providing citizens with fair, balanced and unfiltered access to their state governments: to foster and nurture the institutions that will help create the informed electorate that will shape our democracy in the years to come.”

-Council of State Governments

logo-naruc“It is essential for a representative democracy to foster robust communications and transparency of government proceedings in order to build greater confidence in government institutions and be true to the ideals of the citizens’ democracy envisioned by our Founding Fathers.”

-National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Resolutions of Support

Below are links to full four resolutions of support passed by national organizations: