In the Name of Transparency, Obama Team Posts Memos from Outside Groups

Dec 8, 2008 5:40pm

You may recall last week’s posting on the Obama Transition Team’s Transparency efforts… specifically it’s "Your Seat at the Table" page, where voters can offer their feedback and also read memos and such from outside groups that meet with the OTT.

The OTT has now posted some of the memos it has received from CITA Wireless Industry, unions, La Raza, and various other groups.

The 80-page National Education Association memo is perhaps the most instructive as it captures the demanding tone of some interest groups. “NEA should be intimately involved from the beginning in discussions on any issues that impact our members," the teachers’ union says. "We would like to provide input before proposals are drafted, rather than simply reacting to already drafted proposals.”

On the whole, nothing earth-shattering but certain a departure from previous administrations.  Congressional Quarterly has a story about the documents HERE.

– jpt

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