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Learn to be a Citizen Watchdog

Investigative journalism group hosts event in Lansing

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The Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity will be hosting a Citizen Watchdog event that will provide in-depth training for how to become an effective activist for good government.

The event will take place this Saturday, June 2 in Lansing.

"You’ve heard of egregious examples of waste, fraud, and abuse at all levels of government," says a promotional flier from the Franklin Center. "But we can no longer afford to sit by and wait for the government or mainstream media to fully inform the public about what’s really going on behind closed doors.

"The time has come for citizen watchdogs to stand up and take action."

The training features Hannah Giles, the activist whose undercover work helped expose and eventually defund ACORN. Other investigative journalism experts from the Franklin Center, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Union Conservatives will also take part.

The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lansing Center and costs $10. Lunch is included.

More information can be found at the event website: http://citizenwatchdoglansing.eventbrite.com/

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