Accessing Public Records: How to Get Mad Paper from The Government
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Are you interested in obtaining records from the city, the police, the county, or state agencies including state schools?
Do you want to know how you (or anybody else) can get records from these agencies at minimal cost or for free?
This hands-on workshop is free and open to the public. It will give you all the knowledge you need to start making public records requests. All participants will receive digital copies of the presentation including a number of records that you may find useful in making your requests. This workshop will cover the Washington State Public Records Act and the Washington State Open Meetings Act. We will also briefly discuss obtaining records from federal agencies under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. It's worth noting that now-famous military spy John Towery was discovered through the course of a public records request (http://www.johntowery.com).
Whether you want to beef up your research skills, start a copwatch program, or find evidence to support your wrongful firing claim, this is a workshop you can't miss. This workshop is led by somebody who has years of experience making public records requests to local, state, and federal agencies. The records they have received are numbered in the tens of thousands.
When: Saturday May 26th, 2012 1-2PM
Where: Room B1105, Seminar II Building, Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/272340882862081/
Flyer at: http://olyblog.net/sites/default/files/images/recordsflyer.jpg
This event is FREE and open to the public.
If you have been tresspassed from TESC by Larry Savage, don't even think about it.