FOIL Workshop Tonight!
by Buck Quigley - posted 2:45 pm, October 18, 2011
Ever wanted to ask a public entity to open its books? There’s a way to go about it, and you don’t have to be a journalist, lawyer, or rocket-scientist to find out how to use the Freedom of Information Law. According to the statute, you just have to be person.
Join attorney Peter A. Reese, AV editor Geoff Kelly and AV associate editor Buck Quigley tonight (10/18, 5:30pm) in the back room at Allen Street Hardware (245 Allen Street) for a FREE public forum organized by Micaela Shapiro-Shellaby at the Coalition for Economic Justice.
Learn to jump over the hurdles and through the hoops involved in forcing public officials to disclose public information to the public. It’s fun! And filing FOIL requests gives publicly-paid Records Access Officers something to do with their work time. Be sure to bring any questions you may have about shady government groups.