You Can Help TRAC
(10 Dec 2007) As we come to the end of another year, we at TRAC would like to thank you for your past support and ask for your continued help. Your tax-deductible donations assist us in our continuing efforts to make available well-documented information about what our federal government is doing -- and not doing -- to uncover terrorists, protect the environment, regulate immigration, combat white collar crime, etc.
Since the Freedom of Information Act was first passed more than four decades ago, every administration has resisted the mandate of this important law. But in the last few years, obtaining the data the public needs for genuine oversight has become more and more difficult. Nevertheless, with your help, in the past year we:
  • provided information that allowed The Denver Post to investigate how serious violent crimes are not prosecuted and go unpunished on Indian reservations;
  • were the central source of information for The Washington Post story on the dramatic change in enforcement priorities under the Bush administration;
  • enabled The New York Times to explore Attorney General Michael Mukasey's sentencing record when he was a judge serving in the Southern District of New York;
  • made it possible for newspapers, immigrations rights groups and lawyers all over the country to examine how special administrative judges decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are seeking asylum;
  • published five in-depth investigative reports of our own on topics ranging from terrorism enforcement to IRS audits of tax returns;
  • did much more!
With your help, TRAC's information has repeatedly been central to important public debates on a range of different issues. And this, friends, is what representative democracy is all about. With your continued support and donations, you are helping to fulfill a function vital to our country.

To make a secure online tax-deductible donation, go to and click on the Donate button. Or you can call or write using the contact information below. Again, thank you.

Sue and David

David Burnham and Susan B. Long, co-directors
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
Syracuse University
488 Newhouse II
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100

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