SN&R Legal Aid Fund

In June, Mayor Kevin Johnson filed an injunction lawsuit against the Sacramento News & Review.

Sacramento's mayor wants to keep certain emails secret. He says they are private conversations between him and his attorneys.

SN&R disagrees. These emails are conversations between the mayor, staff, volunteers, interns--everyone. They should be public record.

SN&R is the lone media outlet in town to stand up to the mayor on this issue. And, because of this, we've incurred significant legal fees.

So, we're asking for your help. If you believe in freedom of information, in investigative journalism, in transparency in government--please give to support our work. 

The donations you make during this campaign will go to cover our legal expenses, estimated at $30,000--and growing. If we raise more than that amount, it will go towards future Freedom of Information Act and California Public Records Act journalistic activities.

Donors of $100 or more are invited to SN&R's Legal Defense Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 16. Email Jessica Takehara ( for more information.

News & Review is not a nonprofit, so donations are not tax-deductible.

Thanks for supporting us. And thanks for reading!

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