You have the right to know what's happening in your community.
A new marketing campaign being rolled out by America's Newspapers highlights the need to protect public notices in newspapers and readers' right to know.
Newspapers can download this series of print and social media ads at no cost. The print ads include space for the name or logo of the newspaper publishing them.
"Public notices — information local governments are obligated to provide citizens — are required to be published in local newspapers to provide a public record that's accessible to everyone," the ads read.
"Public notices keep you informed about your government. But, in some states legislators are trying to keep public notices from appearing in local newspapers. This severely impacts government transparency and, in turn, limits the public's right to hold them accountable for their actions."
The ads, produced in partnership with Sandpaper Marketing, call on readers to let their state legislators know that they value being able to access notices in the newspaper and that they are worth the investment.
If you have any difficulty accessing the files, email Greg Watson at America's Newspapers.