Corporation records of American Action Network

Alex Kotch filed this request with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs of Washington, DC.
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2018-FOIA-03150

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Completed

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From: Alex Kotch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act of 1974, D.C. Code Ann. § 2-531 et seq. ("D.C. Act"), I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting all corporate documents on file for American Action Network.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.

Please see my fee request waiver:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am requesting a waiver of all fees under 5 U.S.C. Section 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). The information I seek is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government. This request is not a commercial request -- it is being made by a journalist and is seeking documents of clear public interest and concern.
I believe I meet the criteria for a fee waiver recognized by the U.S. Justice Department - and by the federal courts, See Project on Military Procurement v. Department of the Navy, 710 F. Supp. 362 363, 365 (D.C.D. 1989).

My request concerns the operations or activities of government because the records relate to political spending. The records that are responsive to this request will spotlight the way that political spending influences elections.

Also, the information sought has informative value, or potential for contribution to public understanding. Please note the decision in Elizabeth Eudey v. Central Intelligence Agency, 478 F. Supp. 1175 1176 (D.C.D. 1979) (even a single document has the potential for contributing to public understanding). As an experience independent journalist, I plan to disseminate this information to the public at large through publication in one of the more than 20 outlets that have published my work. Those award-winning publications get millions of visitors per month.

In your deliberations, please take note of the following cases: Campbell v. U.S. Department of Justice, 334 U.S. App. D.C. (1998)(administrative and seemingly repetitious information is not exempt from fee-waiver consideration); Project on Military Procurement (agencies cannot reject a fee waiver based on the assumption that the information sought is covered by a FOIA exemption; and Landmark Legal Foundation v. Internal Revenue Service, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21722 (D.C.D. 1998)(the fact that the information will soon be turned over to a public body does not exempt the material from fee-waiver consideration).

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alex Kotch

From: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Good afternoon Mr. Kotch,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been received and assigned FOIA request #2018-FOIA-03150. Please use this number in future correspondence with DCRA regarding your FOIA request.

Pursuant to DC Code § 2-532(c)(1) a public body has within 15 business days of the receipt of any request received to respond to that request. Therefore, you can expect a response to your FOIA request on or before March 21, 2018.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Erin J. Roberts, Esq. | FOIA Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Erin.Roberts@dc.gov<mailto:Erin.Roberts@dc.gov> | 1100 4th St SW, DC 20024
main: 202.442.4400| desk: 202.899.3615
dcra.dc.gov<https://dcra.dc.gov/>
______________________________________________

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From: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Good morning Mr. Kotch,

Please see the attached correspondence regarding your FOIA request.

Thank you for your time.

Best,

Erin J. Roberts, Esq. | FOIA Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Erin.Roberts@dc.gov<mailto:Erin.Roberts@dc.gov> | 1100 4th St SW, DC 20024
main: 202.442.4400| desk: 202.899.3615
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______________________________________________

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From: Alex Kotch

Hi Ms. Roberts,

I'll go with the plain copies.

Thanks!
Alex

From: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Thank you for your response, Alex. I’ll forward this to our Corporations Division so that they can pull all responsive records.

Thank you for your time.

Best,

Erin J. Roberts, Esq. | FOIA Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Erin.Roberts@dc.gov<mailto:Erin.Roberts@dc.gov> | 1100 4th St SW, DC 20024
main: 202.442.4400| desk: 202.899.3615
dcra.dc.gov<https://dcra.dc.gov/>
______________________________________________

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From: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Good afternoon Mr. Kotch,

Please see the attached plain copy of the corporate documents on file for American Action Network.

Thank you for your time.

Best,

Erin J. Roberts, Esq. | FOIA Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Erin.Roberts@dc.gov<mailto:Erin.Roberts@dc.gov> | 1100 4th St SW, DC 20024
main: 202.442.4400| desk: 202.899.3615
dcra.dc.gov<https://dcra.dc.gov/>
______________________________________________

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