Are you curious about public disclosure requests? Intrigued by how exactly Seattle Times’ journalists uncovered how Mayor Durkan’s top staffers used private email accounts to talk head-tax strategy? How, although redacted, public records revealed how the Tacoma Police Department bought and quietly used controversial surveillance equipment? Did you know that not all public disclosure requests have to be in writing?
At a free training and panel conversation on May 15 at The Summit on Capitol Hill, you can learn the nuts and bolts of requesting public records. This nonpartisan event will feature journalists, organizers, open government advocates and lawyers who will share their expertise related to public disclosure law as well as strategies for filing.
This event is aimed at both seasoned public records requesters, complete novices and everyone in between. A short powerpoint introduction will refresh everyone’s memory and knowledge about the laws surrounding Public Disclosures in Washington State and include some hands-on examples as well as tips and tricks. Toby Nixon of the Washington Coalition For Open Government will give an introductory presentation, which will be followed by a panel conversation, lead by journalist Ashley Archibald. The panel features journalist Kevin Schofield of SCC Insight, attorney Harry Williams, and immigration advocate and citizen lobbyist Alycia Ramirez.
Venue & Event info
Time & Date: May 15, 7.30 PM (doors at 7 PM)
Location: The Summit Building is an ADA-accessible community place on Capitol Hill.
The Summit, 420 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122 www.thesummitbuilding.
This event is free and open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.