Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:19:09 -0400From: "Peter M. Heimlich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>To: kori.schulman@REDACTEDSubject: media inquiry
Kori SchulmanDeputy Director of Digital ContentThe White HouseHello Kori,It was nice to speak with you on the phone this morning and thanks for your offer to forward this to the appropriateWhite House media representative. I'd appreciate it if you'd courtesy-copy me just so I know where my inquiry is beingdirected.For my blog I'm reporting about published statements regarding President Obama's relationship with the Save-A-LifeFoundation (SALF) when he served as an Illinois state senator and as a US senator.Since November 2006, SALF, a Chicago-area nonprofit, has been the subject of a few dozen critical media reports.Here are three, including an article in
reporting that SALF is under investigation by the Illinois AttorneyGeneral's Charitable Trust Bureau (CTB). At least one federal agency is also involved.11/16-17/06:
by Chuck Goudie, ABC7 Chicago10/11/10:D
by Don Bauder, San Diego ReaderHere are my questions.According to this June 23, 2011
by Will Guzzardi:
(Gery) Chico was, by his own admission, a supporter of the (Save-A-Life Foundation) in 1999: as president of the Chicago school board, he signed a resolution praising SALF and certifying that it had trained thousands of CPS students. But he wasn't the only one to support SALF: politicians as formidable as Barack Obama and Arne Duncan were close to the group.
1) Is it accurate to say that "Barack Obama was close to the Save-A-Life Foundation"? If not, please explain.
Save A Life Foundation (SALF) President and Founder Carol Spizzirri recently spoke with U.S. Senator Barack Obama...regarding SALF’s future lifesaving efforts....While in the Illinois legislature together, Obama and current Illinois Senate President Emil Jones werealways supportive of SALF’s efforts to train Illinois schoolchildren in life-sustaining skills for free.
Are any parts of the above sentences inaccurate? If so, please explain.Thanks again for your help and I look forward to hearing from one of your colleagues. I'm happy to be patient while myquestions are being researched, but I'd welcome a quick e-mail from the staffer who'll be handling my inquiry.
Sincerely,Peter M. HeimlichAtlantaph: (208)474-7283website: Medfraudblog:
P.S. I'm not sharing your personal e-mail address with the individuals who are courtesy-copied on this (or with anyoneelse).