2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 Jul 2005 18:00:25 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] The Navy and the Vieques vote
Firm Hired by Navy to Sway Vieques Vote

The Associated Press/Washington Post
July 22, 2005

WASHINGTON -- The Navy hired a communications firm for $1.6 million in 2001 in an apparent attempt to influence the outcome of a vote on whether part of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques would continue to serve as a bombing range, according to documents obtained by a watchdog group.

Judicial Watch obtained the material under the Freedom of Information Act and provided them to The Associated Press.

According to the documents, the Navy's Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Norfolk, Va., initially contracted with the Rendon Group of Washington for advice on "dissemination of accurate information" regarding the referendum of Vieques residents on whether to keep part of the island as a training range.


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