FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Ignored What Do You Think

United States
September 29, 2007 3:33pm CST
The Freedom of information Act Request that I sent to a non-profit organiation in my area, has been ignored. I mailed it on Aug 6th, 2007 and It is now the End of September. By Law they have 15 days to respond. What do you think about this. I gues my suspecious of wrong doing were true...
1 response
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
30 Sep 07
You did of course send the letter to where they had to sign for it in order to receive it... such as registered mail or signature confirmation? That is the only way that you can prove they even got the letter.
• United States
30 Sep 07
OH yes...They signed and dated it on August 9th 2007. It was addressed to the Executive Director and the Board of the Directors. Also becuase of hte issues that are going on right now with this organization. The Local newspaper is also investigating and doing an article. They Did a FOI request. They got a letter sent that they could not turn anything over until they discussed it at the next board meeting. I was kicked off the board, for asking questions... So I know that the next board meeting was SEpt 20th. The news reporter still has not received her information either. She has made two phone calls thursday and Friday and did not get them returned. She igoing to try one more time Monday, then turn them over to the press commissioner. She did her FOI request a week after I did. So if they respond tohers first they will be in violation again because it is first in, first out.
• United States
30 Sep 07
In that case then I would say they are ignoring the request. I guess you now have to decide what you are going to do about it.
• United States
18 Oct 07
The local newspaper also requested FOI Act request. It got ignored too...So they are now filling a suit against the non-profit...Articles are going out about the ignorance of the FOI's soon and I'll be a witness to the fact that they also ignored my FOI. Ouch...When are people going to learn...You Can't do wrong and expect right to come to you? Exposing ignorance of those that think they are untouchable isn't always the simplest thing to do, but once it's done, What a GREAT Feeling it is, knowing your making a bright future for someone else! Abuse is Abuse and you can only get away with it for so long...Eventually someone will get enough of it and expose you, so it's not a very good idea to abuse others, one day they may just get teh power to fight back!