August 19, 2020

The Coalition submitted two FOIA requests this month. The first was yet another request sent to the NPS, asking for the number of COVID-19 cases to date among Park Service employees. We have not received an NPS response to this request, nor any of the previous requests.

Our second FOIA request relates directly to the NPS closure of portions of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial on August 17, 2020 to allow filming of a Republican political campaign ad involving Vice President Mike Pence. The public has a right to know, in a timely manner, how NPS is administering commercial filming of political ads, particularly as the campaign season moves into its final months.