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Office of

Marty Meehan


Total cost of 10 office trips: $22,420.28


Trips by Marty Meehan
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $16,256.20

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA - LOS ANGELES, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA/CAMPAIGN REFORM PROJECT
Purpose: CAMPAIGN REFORM PROJECT LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
Date: Jun 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,340.00
source

Destination: R/T: WASHINGTON, DC - ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,826.00
source

Destination: SAN FRAN
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: CONG. MEEHAN WAS AWARDED THE PANELTA INSTITUTE'S JEFFERSON. LINCOLN AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,417.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Discovery Communications Inc
Purpose: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM TELEVISION TAPING
Date: May 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $471.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marty Meehan

Suzanne Dumont
Amy Ford
Lori Loureiro
Joshua Lynn



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

The First Family of Radio

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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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
  • 11.10.14

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