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__________news organization. I
object to the closing of this meeting, and the reason you have cited for closing the meeting
does not meet the provisions of Pennsylvania's Sunshine Act. 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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