A workshop on how to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests will be hosted by State Representative Carol Ammons. Come learn how to file a FOIA for public documents. Let the sun shine in!
Saturday, October 8, 6-9pm at the Channing Murray Foundation (1209 W Oregon St, Urbana).
With Andrew Scheinman (who ran anti-Carle campaign), and Brian Dolinar, (of the Public i).
Join your fellow students and/or Champaign-Urbana neighbors for an informative discussion about one of the most noteworthy pieces of legislation of the past century. Signed into law on July 4, 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Freedom of Information Act allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The event will include a presentation on the history and legalities of the FOIA, a panel discussion about how FOIAs have been used in local campaigns, and how to file a FOIA.