Objecting to a Closed Meeting

What to do when a meeting is closed
Provided by the PENNSYLVANIA NEWSMEDIA ASSOCIATION
(717) 703-3000

(Mr. Or Madame Chairman): I am _______, a reporter for__________newspaper. I protest the closing of this meeting, the reason you have listed for closing the meeting does not meet the provisions of Pennsylvania's Open Meeting Law. I ask that you reconsider your intent to discuss this matter in executive session. I further ask that this protest be recorded in the official minutes of the meeting, as required by law.

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