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FOIA News: Thank a FOIA Officer

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Take a minute to thank a FOIA officer who helped open up government

Transparency laws wouldn’t work without helpful public servants. Give them some well-deserved recognition.

By Michael Morisy, MuckRock, Nov. 24. 2016

As challenging as public records can be, it’s an incredibly important part of the democratic process that often provides a unique opportunity for oversight and engagement. That opportunity wouldn’t be possible without government officials doing their job, and often going above and beyond in the name of transparency.

This holiday, we once again want to ask you to take a moment and say thanks to a public records officer who has gone above and beyond in helping process a request. Maybe it was for waiving a fee, or helping you better phrase your request to get what you wanted.

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