Action Alert: Email Blast Needed to Demand Answers from UF
Email campaigns can be very effective if large numbers of activists participate.
Hundreds of millions of our taxpayer dollars fill the coffers each year at the University of Florida yet, on December 17, 2010, contrary to Florida Statutes, they refused to disclose public information. In addition, UF has an established pattern of applying for and receiving federal grants to conduct torturous experiments on animals while SIMULTANEOUSLY denying any involvement in such research.
By sending the email that follows, you can help us hold the murderous and deceitful accountable.Thank you to our comrades. -NIO Florida
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Director of Public Affairs University Relations
University of Florida
101 Tigert Hall
Dear Ms. Sikes:
Earlier this month, activists raised a number of issues with you regarding possible financial fraud at the University of Florida. These allegations are based on your direct quotes as well as the university’s decision to withhold public information.
Your silence is unacceptable and your public relations problems have only just begun.
I am greatly concerned — as all taxpayers should be — that it appears UF is abusing federal funds.
I await your responses to each and every issue regarding Ethical Misconduct and Fraudulent Use of Federal Grants raised in these letters to which you have failed to respond for two weeks:
Thank you in advance for your attention to these serious matters.
Janine Sikes – Director of Public Relations, University of Florida
Bernie Machen – President, University of Florida
Mingzhou Ding – Researcher, University of Florida
Chancellor – Florida Board of Governors
Local & National Media Outlets (deleted for now)
Camille Marino – NIO Florida
II. PLEASE SEND THIS EMAIL TO JANINE SIKES AT
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IV. SUBJECT OF EMAIL
UF: ETHICAL MISCONDUCT & FRAUDULENT USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS