Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vukmir (R-WI) 2009 Open Records and ALEC

A blogger in Wisconsin recently had an entry about a open records request that had been done on Vukmir’s 2009 government emails, which showed ALEC correspondence that had been received by Vukmir.

It's important to read the hassle they had to go through for their open records request  - also linked in their blog entry - it shows how persistence is the key!

For those of you that missed that bloggers entry I pull one piece for this entry – you have to read the other information on that bloggers entry – it is very important. (Thank you Eye on Wisconsin - you are so much more than just a blogger!)  Be sure to read their entire entry – the linked information is amazing and disheartening (in a way).

In 2009 Leah Vukmir was named a "Legislator of the Year" by ALEC.

On November 3, 2009 ALEC staffer Meredith Hanley wrote to Representative Leah Vukmir (to her legislative email) and others asking them to contact to the following companies about joining ALEC – a second “touch”, as ALEC had already met with some of these companies.

Accenture, LLP
American Sopciety of Consultant Pharmacist
Ambulatory Surgery Asscoiates
Bristol Myers Squibb ( which I don’t understand as they are already a member)
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Boston Scientific
HCA Healthcare
Healthcare Distribution management Association
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Managed Health Services
Standard Register

Do you see a theme evolving?

They included a contact name for each organization and a telephone number and asked each person on the email to let ALEC know who they were comfortable in contacting.

This is digusting – but then it’s ALEC.

Be sure to read everything that is in the blog entry – that entry has some excellent reading material in it.

If you don’t know what ALEC is –
you should!
Please read this, or this, or this, or this, or this.

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