Every hero deserve gold.
Join us as we celebrate almost three decades of open government advocacy at the 2017 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.
The prestigious Dixon Awards , named in honor of NMFOG Co-Founder the late Albuquerque First Amendment Attorney Bill Dixon, honor the accomplishments of citizens and organizations around New Mexico who champion transparency and defend the people’s right to know the affairs of government.
This year’s Dixon Award winners are Animal Village NM, Sondra Everhart, Sandra Fish and Blair Dunn. We”ll share their individual stories over the next few weeks.
Meet them in person and pat them on the pack. We need open government heroes now more than ever.
Proceeds from FOG’s biggest fundraising event of the year support our year-round open government advocacy and community outreach initiatives, citizens hotline inquires, training programs, lobbying efforts and legal case work to protect the principles of open government. Your financial support also ensures we’re able to stand up and speak out when public entities ignore public records requests or locked the door while they discuss public business. On the frontline, with your generous contributions, we’re ready to defend any attempt to take New Mexico back to the dark ages. As we’re fond of saying these days, we need to rally the public and tell public servants to always keep it #OpenGov.