|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.
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:
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.
- 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!
To make a secure online tax-deductible donation, go to
http://trac.syr.edu/ 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
488 Newhouse II
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100