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DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE, Democratic Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 37
Total cost of trips - $28,965.66

Average cost per trip - $782.86
Total number of days spent traveling - 64 days
Rank of representative - 224 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 4, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,086.00
Lodging Cost - $191.22
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,377.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Urban League
Dates - July 28, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - Panelist participant at the National Urban League conference plenary session 3: entitled "The Black Family Building on its Resilience"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,375.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,375.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Black Law Students Association
Dates - March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $166.61
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $166.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Member reflection on the Civil Rights Movement
Notes - Other costs are for entry fees

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $4,336.00
Lodging Cost - $831.60
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,953.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Eagleton Institute of Politics
Dates - May 16, 2003 - May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - NJ

Purpose - Panelist for roundtable regarding young elected leaders
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,128.19
Lodging Cost - $172.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,340.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hillel Foundation at Tufts University
Dates - March 3, 2003 - March 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Medford, MA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $651.50
Lodging Cost - $130.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $782.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Ringing of morning bell at NASDAQ
Notes -

Travel Cost - $681.73
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $681.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - October 18, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at DLC Conference
Notes - Signed 01/14/2004-Received by LRC 01/16/2004

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $345.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Law School Admissions Council
Dates - June 4, 2004 - June 5, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Plenary speaker during annual conference meeting.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,232.62
Lodging Cost - $187.59
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,420.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Regional Office of American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Dates - March 28, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaker at educational program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $666.80
Lodging Cost - $596.07
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,262.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Farmers Federation
Dates - July 31, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose - Speaker at welcoming dinner for the 31ar Annual Commodity Producers Conference.
Notes - Form signed 01/13/2004-received by LRC 01/13/2004 b

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $112.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $112.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North American Securities Administrations Association
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for luncheon during the NASSAA annual Winter Enforcement Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,245.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,245.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Growth Policies Group
Dates - June 13, 2004 - June 14, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Oklahoma City, OK

Purpose - Keynote speakers during annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $98.23
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $98.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Association of Regional Council
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange Beach, AL

Purpose - Speaker at Annual Association of Regional Councils annual training conference.
Notes - Form signed 0-1/13/2004-Received by LRC 01/13/2004

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $120.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - June 7, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange Beach, AL

Purpose - Luncheon speaker during annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $348.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $348.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at PIABA luncheon
Notes - Form signed 02/17/2004-Received by LRC 02/17/2004

Travel Cost - $1,578.50
Lodging Cost - $221.88
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,800.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Dates - June 29, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Perdido Beach, AL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Economic Development Association of Alabama Summer Conference
Notes - Form signed 01/20/2004-received by LRC 01/20/2004

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $160.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $160.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Alabama Law School
Dates - April 26, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pointe Clear, AL

Purpose - Speaker at 40th Annual Southeastern Corporate Law Institute Conference
Notes - Form signed 01/13/2004-Received by LRC 01/13/2004

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $204.16
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $204.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Panelist of Business Council Governmental Affairs Conference
Notes - This was signed 01/14/2004-received by LRC 01/16/2004. [Sandestin Resort]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $290.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 28, 2003 - December 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Keynote speaker at AIPAC national training seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $960.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $960.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Citizen Housing and Planning Association
Dates - September 22, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaker at the Housing and Planning Association Conference
Notes - Form signed 01/13/2004-received by LRC 01/13/2004

Travel Cost - $199.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $199.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Anti-Defamation League
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Keynote Speaker at Israeli Inspires Rally
Notes - Formed 01/13/2004-Received by LRC 01/13/2004

Travel Cost - $252.73
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $252.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monster.com
Dates - July 11, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speaker for Monster.com Diversity Leadership Program
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Atlanta, GA - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $898.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $898.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Spartans for Israel
Dates - February 28, 2005 - March 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lansing, MI

Purpose - Keynote speaker for Michigan University event hosted by the Spartans for Israel
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Lansing, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $765.40
Lodging Cost - $134.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National League of Cities
Dates - March 14, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Keynote speaker for National League of Cities Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $227.86
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $227.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rural Funder Collaborative
Dates - March 29, 2005 - March 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Opening Remarks Speaker for the National Rural Funders Collaborative Conference
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WK Kellogg Foundation
Dates - March 21, 2005 - March 22, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Panelist for policy and practice briefing
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $358.00
Meal Cost - $148.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $506.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Blacks in Energy
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Keynote speaker for American Association of Blacks in Energy Annual Conference
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Memphis, TN - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Participant in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $232.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $232.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 16, 2005 - May 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker for DLC dinner
Notes - Birmingham, AL - New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $601.60
Lodging Cost - $309.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $910.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Hyundai plant tour
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL Hyundai Motor America (airfare); Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (ground transportation)

Travel Cost - $467.97
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $467.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama (BCA)
Dates - August 5, 2005 - August 6, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Point Clear, AL

Purpose - Closing speaker for morning session at BCA Governmental Affairs conference
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Point Clear, AL - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $236.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ATLA Assn of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - July 23, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Toronto, Canada

Purpose - Luncheon speaker for ATLA annual convention
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Toronto, Canada - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $189.00
Lodging Cost - $277.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $466.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Franklin Primary Health Center Inc
Dates - August 12, 2005 - August 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual gala dinner
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Mobile, AL - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $68.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $68.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - A-Cure
Dates - August 13, 2005 - August 13, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Springfield, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker at annual banquet
Notes - Birmingham, AL - Springfield, AL - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the 2005 annual reception
Notes - Birmingham, AL - New York, NY - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $124.54
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $124.54

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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