Faith Based Czar Communication (DOC)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
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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 of communication between your agency and the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships including but not limited to emails, letters or other communication to and from Joshua DuBois or any member of his staff.

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, 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.


Jason Smathers
Filed via
E-mail (Preferred):
Daytime: (617) 299-1832
For mailed responses, please address:
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

From: Department of Commerce

Dear Mr. Smathers:

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests at the Department of Commerce requesting records of communication between the Department and the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The FOIA case numbers assigned to your requests is CRRIF 11-106. If you have questions regarding your request please contact Bobbie Parsons, Immediate Office of the Secretary, Office of Privacy and Open Government, Room 6204, Washington, D.C. 20230, Telephone: 202-482-3157; and E-mail:

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
Office of Privacy & Open Government
202-482-1485 –

From: Department of Commerce

From: Department of Commerce

From: Department of Commerce