October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm PDT
Portland, OR

From the Organizers:
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted in 1966 to make government more transparent so journalists and the general public could hold the government accountable for its actions. Surprisingly, though, the news media accounts for less than 10% of all FOIA requests! The largest three categories of requestors are businesses, individuals, and law firms, but other groups, such as universities and non-profits, also file requests.

Getting started in submitting public records requests can be intimidating. The people at Lucy Parsons Labs have filed many requests for records, uncovering corruption and other wrongdoing in the Chicago area, and are willing to share their experiences and expertise with us! At this meeting, LPL's Community Organizing Chair will speak to us via teleconference and share tools and tips for submitting requests so we can keep government agencies both transparent and accountable to the people.

Visit TA3M's event page for more information.

Monday, October 21
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Northwest Academy
1208 SW 13th Ave
2nd Floor
Portland OR, 97205

This event is organized not by EFF, but by the Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays,—a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.