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GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $22,261.19

Average cost per trip - $1,855.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 280 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Quail Unlimited
Dates - February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,119.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Motion Picture Association of America
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - copyright management systems briefing
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.05
Lodging Cost - $460.72
Meal Cost - $88.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Colombia, SC - Dulles

Travel Cost - $601.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $601.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $268.00
Lodging Cost - $353.94
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $736.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - May 3, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Columbia, SC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $708.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $828.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pathology Service Associates
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,043.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to nuclear facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,959.00
Lodging Cost - $1,244.00
Meal Cost - $1,435.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,638.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - Corning Public Policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $266.00
Total Cost - $841.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 17, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - policy briefing and speech to annual meeting of SC Manufacturing Alliance.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.00
Lodging Cost - $402.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Trial Lawyers Assn
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, American Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Winter Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $260.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Keynote, Sony Open Forum 2005 "Era of Convergence: Re-examining its Threats and Opportunities"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,443.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southeast American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Dates - April 7, 2005 - April 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, Southeast ABOTA National Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $295.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.