2009 Mosques of America Calendar v.2 (state)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2012-32767
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning or concerning the 2009 Mosques of America Calendar.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 31, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 31, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Smathers - Your FOIA request was initially acknowledged on August 2, 2012, and formally acknowledged on September 27, 2012. The request was assigned case number F-2012-32767 and assigned to the appropriate Compliance and Research Branch for action. The fee waiver was granted.

From: Wagner, Allison E

Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act Request for "all records on, about, mentioning or concerning the 2009 Mosques of America Calendar." I have been informed that the appeal on your previous request on this subject, F-2011-07755, is being processed. A copy of the calendar has been located. In order to process this second request, could you please provide a more specific description of what types of records you are seeking "on, about, mentioning, or concerning" the calendar? Could you please provide a timeframe for the request?

We will be happy to continue processing your request upon receipt of this additional information.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Allison Wagner
Management & Public Diplomacy

From: Jason Smathers

you requested that I provide "a more specific description of what types of records you are seeking" and a timeframe.

You can limit your search to records created from 1/1/2008 through 12/31/2010.

The types of records I am seeking would include:
* Email and other forms of communications discussing the project
* Meeting minutes of those responsible for creating the calendar
* Records showing the purpose of creating the calendar
* Communication showing the reactions of people after the calendar was released (feedback)
* Policies developed on how to select Mosques to feature
* Policies developed on how to distribute the calendars
* press releases concerning the calendar
* talking points or other documents for the CIO, or other PR rep to give them direction on how to response to press inquiries on the subject.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 31, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 31, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Smathers - The Department record indicates case number F-2012-32767 was completed on July 9, 2013. Regards,

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