Saturday, February 28, 2015

True the VOTE brief 2-28-15

True the Vote

Is Your DMV Allowing Noncitizens onto the Voter Rolls?

Just when the White House was beginning to promote its Executive Action to shield millions of noncitizens from deportation, TTV began a study to understand if states that allowed for these individuals to have driver’s licenses were accidently processing voter registrations as well. Today, True the Vote releases its preliminary report, demonstrating the contrasts in how Maryland and California dispense licenses without offering voter registration. While our early findings may shock you, we hope they inspire you to pitch in and do your part in the overall effort for election integrity. Click here to get the scoop.
Dope-the-Vote Ring in Texas Sentenced

Since its initial charging, True the Vote has been following a case of small-time political operatives in the south Texas town of Donna trying to get their preferred candidates elected to the local school board by any means necessary. News broke this week that two individuals, Francisco "Frankie" Garcia and Diana Castaneda, were sentenced in federal court for 18 and 8 months, respectively. Castaneda received a lighter punishment after explaining to the FBI their system of offering rides to the polls and then giving money or cocaine in return. In one case, Castaneda explained how one voter was given a ride to their drug dealer after casting a ballot. You can check out the local news coverage here.
Kentucky Election Results Tossed After Official Corruption Charge

It’s a common refrain of True the Vote’s: a little bit of fraud in the right places can invalidate elections. This week’s told-ya-so update comes courtesy of the Magoffin County, Kentucky, race for Judge-Executive. Incumbent Democratic candidate Charles “Doc” Hardin held a 28-vote margin of victory (6,534 total ballots cast) until a local judge questioned the validity of the election due to alleged vote buying and discovered, “[C]ounty workers acting under Hardin's direct supervision illegally spread gravel on four or five private driveways just before Election Day … [The Court] also found evidence of at least four votes being sold for cash or the promise of cash. The judge heard testimony about one case in which a man of limited IQ implied he sold his vote for a $50 bill that he used to buy beer.” The incumbent is expected to appeal. Read more here.
Voter Roll Research Starts Here

Research season has finally arrived. Are you one of the thousands of Americans who want to get involved? You can start by signing up here. Whether you are a new recruit or an experienced veteran, this application helps TTV connect you to the database tool according to your experience and areas of interest. Click here to take the first step!


SB 5184
– Authorizing counties to establish and conduct polling place voting. WA voters are encouraged to contact the
Senate Government Operations & State Security Committee to share their thoughts on the bill.
Help TTV with the Click of a Button

TTV receives calls and emails all the time from people wanting to know how they can help. Even though jobs as election observers or voter roll research aren’t for them, they still want to show their support. If this sounds like you, then look no further. True the Vote unveiled its first crowdfunded campaign to raise support for our ongoing efforts to expose the truth about the IRS targeting scandal. We hope you’ll check out our first-ever
True the Vote Fundly campaign and then spread the word to your own network of liberty-loving friends. If you are a veteran email forwarder or a social media maven, we need you! You can track our progress on the page and see the impact you’re making. Get started today!

Friday, February 27, 2015

March for LIFE

Hey Larry!

Did you see all the amazing pictures from the March for Life?  In case you missed it,pictures from the Rally, March, and Conference and Expo can be viewed HERE.  These pictures truly bring the March for Life into the light, and show the world for what it really is – a passionate, loving, and youth-led movement.

This month, the March for Life was also honored to receive the “Grassroots Organization of the Year” Award from the Weyrich Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. This award belongs to ALL marchers because YOU are what make the March for Life the largest pro-life rally and march in the world! We are also proud to announce that our very own Tom McClusky, VP of Government Affairs, was honored with the Faith Leader of the Year Award!

Give Life February

Have you taken the March for Life’s Give Life Challenge for the month of February?

40 Days for Life kicked off on February 18 and will take place through March 29. You can find a local campaign HERE and learn more about it HERE. You can also check out the Journal Blog Post of our Give Life February Instagram Guest, Sean Maguire.

And if you share your story with us about giving life this month through 40 Days for Life, we’ll send you a March for Life bumper sticker to proclaim that you are “pro-baby, pro-woman, and pro-life” everywhere you go!  Be sure to sign up for our Give Life Challenges so that you can make a difference for life not just at the March for Life, but all year.  The challenge for the month of March will be announced next week!

Capitol Hill Update

This week, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation to enact a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion, the “No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act.” Additionally, the legislation would require all health care plans offered on the Obamacare exchanges to disclose whether or not they have the abortion surcharge and if they provide coverage of abortion.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act” on the day of the March for Life last month.  To learn more about abortion coverage in Obamacare, click HERE.

The Dropbox

We recently saw a preview of a documentary film called “The Drop Box Film,” about a Pastor in South Korea who rescues babies abandoned after birth, and we highly recommend you see it!  In a world that emphasizes the need to be perfect, the Drop Box Film gets to the heart of love, life, and the unique giftedness of every human being, and the story is a perfect embodiment of our 2015 March for Life theme, “Every Life is a Gift.” The Drop Box Film will be in movie theaters nationwide for a limited three-night engagement, March 3, 4, and 5.  You can get your tickets
On a more somber note for February, the pro-life movement lost two pro-life heroes, Dr. Jack Willke, and Brother Paul O’Donnell.  We mourn their passing, but celebrate their contributions to the pro-life movement.  They are an inspiration to each of us to continue their work in defending the unborn and building a culture of life.


Jeanne F. Mancini
March for Life P

How can we save our nation?

 Friday, February 27, 2015
                       What can I (you) do?
People are writing me saying that they write letters, call elected officials,
attend town hall meetings, send emails, faxes and texts, but nobody is
listening.  Our elected officials do not receive the advice of those who
elected them.  So the feeling out there is helplessness. Nothing works.

Nobody listens. This is true. These elected officials for the most part care
about getting elected and keeping there power.

Many are frustrated, even angry when folks like me say they must act.
First, what can you do?    You can pray, and if that's all you can do,
then pray like you have never done before.

If you can do more, let's get on it. But, we need to stop seeking political
solutions, a political messiah if you will, to a spiritual problem.

As I see it, we are commanded by Christ to make disciples and preach
the good news to all creatures around the world. This doesn't mean
going to a great rally, getting people all emotional, getting people saved,
and then leaving them on their own to figure out their salvation.

We must be willing to coach people, hold them accountable, have
relationships.  This is difficult.  It puts us out of our comfort zone.
We have to know more about the Word of God than what we have
heard from the pulpit.  We have to get out of what is generally being
taught in churches --a self indulgent, emotional and extra-biblical
concept of Christ.

It is not about us, it is about the Messiah. He died for us, what are we
doing for him?  Sitting in the pews thinking about what God is going to
do for us has disastrous consequences. If we were making disciples,
and telling, teaching, exhorting, accounting, contending for the truth,
then the nation would not be in this physical bondage and spiritual
darkness. Leadership that is antichrist would not be elected. It would
not survive the light. We have to ask ourselves the question: Does what
we are doing here on earth matter in eternity? For that is what will be
judged. What can we do to change the nation? We need to conduct
heart to heart combat. Matthew 11:12 says,"And from the days of
John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,
and the violent take it by force."

We cannot make a difference in this world by disconnecting from it.
We cannot make a difference in this world by asking what God is going
to do for us.  He already did it.  He sent His only begotten Son to die for
our sins that we may have everlasting life. The rest of the story is how
we work out our salvation under the commandments of Christ. If we
collectively were doing our job, as did our forefathers in the early days
of this nation, the leadership of this nation would reflect it.

We have to get outside ourselves and be effective at making disciples.
But? Here is a "But" for you:  But you are a chosen generation, a
royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should
show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into
his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)."  Make disciples, change the nation.  

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

BO IRS Crime

True the Vote

HOUSTON, TX. -- February 27, 2015: True the Vote (TTV) President Catherine Engelbrecht issued the following statement in response to Thursday night’s House Oversight Committee hearing testimony, in which TIGTA Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Timothy Camus, revealed that the IRS is now being investigated for criminal misconduct including lying under oath about disposition of missing emails and finding of email backup tapes that appear to have been intentionally erased.

Stand against IRS targeting and help True the Vote get to the bottom of this scandal today!

“The IRS was apparently given instruction to do whatever necessary to silence those who spoke out against the Obama Administration. It became a West Wing weapon of choice,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “As the nation’s only pro-liberty election integrity organization, True the Vote was marked for takedown by the IRS early in 2010, along with hundreds of other organizations that spoke openly about government corruption. It took a long time, too long, for the pieces to be put together, but Americans are beginning to understand that the politics of ‘hope and change’ has an enforcement arm that operates like an organized crime syndicate. 

“The time for choosing is now,”
 Engelbrecht continued. “Our elected officials need to stop playing politics and use the powers we’ve entrusted to them to restore the rule of law in Washington. Stop handing out bonuses and start sending law-breaking bureaucrats to jail. If Congress doesn’t have conviction enough to get the job done, then just turn out the lights, get off the payroll, go home, and get out of the way. Enough is enough. The American people will not be silenced.” 


Your continued support of True the Vote’s effort to fight IRS abuse is vital. Please consider a generous contribution toward our efforts. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015


The National Review reports that there are fundraising groups that prey on Republicans, pretending to be raising money for GOP candidates and causes while pocketing most of the money.[1]  One group, “The National Draft Ben Carson for President” Super PAC, has raised $13 million - but they are not affiliated with Carson and none of their money has gone to him.[2]  According to reports, tens of millions of dollars have been collected by dubious organizations.[3]

The good news is that when you donate to the Washington State Republican Party, you know that your money will be used to promote Republican candidates and to win elections.  
All revenues and expenses are available on the PDC and FEC websites, so you can know how your money is spent. Your support makes it possible for the WSRP to conduct its victory campaigns, including hiring staff, making thousands of phone calls, and knocking on thousands of doors.  Our efforts are changing the GOP’s image in Washington State and making it possible to win big in 2016.  Please donate $25, $50, $100, or any amount to help elect a Republican governor.


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[1] Jonah Goldberg, National Review columnist
[2] Conservative blogger John Hawkins, “50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money”
[3] Erick Erickson, editor of

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We have a first-class political emergency.

Boehner to backstab America?
Sens. McConnell and Reid make deal to FUND Obama's Executive Amnesties.
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Speaker Boehner has already passed a procedure that could allow an amnesty deal to go through. We have only TWO DAYS to reverse this. If you want to stop amnesties, please send the biggest gift you can... THIS MINUTE!
We have a first-class political emergency.
Republicans in Congress seem ready to betray all their campaign promises. They're caving in to Harry Reid's demands. They are eliminating the language of the bill that would have DEFUNDED Obama's illegal and unconstitutional Executive Amnesties.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started the betrayal ball yesterday when he announced he would rush through an amendment to the DHS appropriations bill STRIPPING OUT THE KEY LANGUAGE THAT DEFUNDS ALL OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTIES. The Senate is voting right now to strip out the defund language. That means the Department of Homeland Security funding bill WILL PROVIDE THE FUNDS OBAMA NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO GIVE Social Security numbers and work permits to five million more illegal aliens.
It appears Sen. McConnell and Sen. Reid have worked this out together. Pres. Obama wins on Executive Amnesty if we don't stop this!
Meanwhile, John Boehner sneaked a measure through the House this morning that will allow him to suspend the rules anytime through March 1 to pass a DHS funding bill.
This means that Boehner can pass the bill FUNDING EXECUTIVE AMNESTY through the House by Saturday with all the Democrats and only a handful of Republicans.
We've been wondering when Boehner would push the Executive Amnesties' funding through, and it appears that time is now.
Larry, this betrayal will definitely happen unless the members of NumbersUSA act instantly and overwhelmingly to stop it.
Boehner must be forced to stop this. He must see that he may well be replaced as Speaker of the House if he cheats the American people with this low political trick.
We need funds to stop Obama, McConnell, Reid, and Boehner. We need those funds right now, this minute.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Call your GOP Senators NOW

  NumbersUSA Urgent Action 
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  Senate GOP Leaders to bring 'clean' DHS bill up for vote -- Call your GOP Senator(s) and urge them to oppose

Moments ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will bring a "clean" DHS funding bill (that fully funds Pres. Obama's unconstitutional amnesties) to the floor for a vote. This move represents a full retreat by GOP Leaders from their 2014 campaign promises and recent efforts to defund the president's actions.
Please call your GOP Senators TODAY and urge them to oppose a clean DHS funding bill until the Senate has first passed a bill that defunds Pres. Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesties.
Call your GOP Senators
Capitol Switchboard -- 888-995-2086
Use the toll-free number above that will connect you directly to the Capitol Switchboard. When the operator answers, ask to be connected to your Republican Senator's office. Once the staffer answers, you can use the following talking points.
I just heard that Sen. McConnell will bring a "clean" DHS funding bill to the Senate floor for a vote. I urge you to oppose this bill until the Senate first passes a bill that defunds Pres. Obama's executive amnesties. After federal Judge Hanen ruled last week that the president's actions were illegal, now is the time for Congress to reassert its authority over immigration.
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Is nuclear armed terrorists OK?

 We have less than a month to save Israel from the Obama Administration.

President Barack Obama has sent Secretary of State John Kerry to Europe with a March 24th deadline to cut a secret deal with Iran over a nuclear program they have repeatedly lied about - a deal that excludes Israel but absurdly relies on Vladimir Putin's Russian government as a safety valve.

This is a recipe for disaster, not just for the Jewish State of Israel but for America's national security.

I need your help today to contact your Senators and tell them to stand strong in their support of Israel and to stand against President Obama's secret, backroom deals with Iran.

Secretary of State Kerry has devoted much of the last year to negotiating with the Iranian regime about their nuclear build-up. Reports coming out of the negotiations are pointing towards a deal that allows Iran to continue its program while shipping overflow nuclear materials to Russia. The United States would be appointing unprincipled thugs to be a safety valve on a group of seriously disturbed zealots.

Obama has not listened to Israel's warnings regarding the threat Iran poses. That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu must speak to a Joint Session of Congress in early March. Netanyahu needs to be embraced by America unequivocally and soon.

A nuclear-armed Iran would mean nuclear-armed terrorists.

We must make sure the Senate stands strong against Obama's efforts to backpedal on dismantling Iran's ability to build a bomb.

Click here to contact your Senators today and tell them that they need to stand with Israel - our strongest ally in the Middle East - and stop a nuclear Iran.

We only have a few short weeks left to take action. Please help TVC continue to sound the alarm!

Before we know it, the United States could overturn decades of foreign policy and abandon Israel to cut a secret deal with Iran.

Your Senators need to hear from you today!

Andrea Lafferty
Traditional Values Coalition

School Problem

Government Schools = America's Destruction
By Robert McCurry

Mind Control.
 Allah in our schools: "Our education system has been infiltrated by the enemy, as the next generation of Americans is brainwashed with white-washed Islam. The assault is coming from all directions and it never sleeps. 'Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been, and continue to be, integrally involved in the development of Common Core curriculum....
 "Our children are exposed to all manner of 'educational' activities that amount to Islamic propaganda, which is now endemic in the school system. 'In addition to Muslim Brotherhood front groups, Saudi Arabia exerts outside influence on school curricula. The Saudis spread a lot of money around, giving it to organizations that promote Islam throughout our institutions.'  See The UN Plan for Your Mental Health

conversions: That Islamic propaganda has infiltrated our schools would be bad enough. But in addition, it was discovered that 100 pages on the history of Christianity and Judaism were removed from many of the history textbooks in Seminole County that were teaching the five pillars of Islam. least one teacher was trying to circumvent parents by directly communicating with her students via social media to remind them of their Islamic lessons and assignments. See Lawlessness

"I studied the Qur'an a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad." Alexis de Tocqueville (1843)

Spiritual Corruption.  Public school has students 'bowing to the sun god': "A legal case over a public school in California that has students 'bowing to the sun god' is looming in an appeals court, where a team of lawyers advocating for student and parental rights is challenging the Encinitas Union School District's Ashtanga yoga program."

Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!

True the Vote & Oscars

True the Vote

I have a confession to make. My daughter and I managed to sit through almost all of Sunday night’s Academy Awards broadcast– and I’m glad we did. Glitz and glamour (and the revelation that Lady Gaga is actually pretty talented, even without auto-tune) aside, I was reminded that there is no such thing as coincidence in political debate.
This year’s Oscar went to…pop culture agitprop.  Here’s what happened:

Immediately after John Legend and Common performed their song from the movie “Selma”, the artists won the Oscar for Best Original Song and, in their acceptance speech, decried that “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country.”[1]

Meanwhile, back at the US Capitol, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) just re-filed his race-dependent and stunningly retrogressive bill known as the Voting Rights Amendment Act (H.R. 885). If you think these two events aren’t related, it’s time to wake up.

Interestingly, the Oscars broadcast put a spotlight on the outrageous double standard that is somehow socially acceptable to those actors demanding “reform” of the Voting Rights Act. In one cast of characters are the minority interest groups and the cultural elite, citing historic moments like the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, to demand change.  While they rant and rave (and rap), the Obama/Holder DOJ lawyers are in courtrooms all across this country attacking election integrity laws, actually making their case on the basis that minorities aren’t “sophisticated” enough to comply.[2] (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Since day one of the Holder Justice Department, we have heard constant Chicken Little attestations that “voting rights are under siege!” If that is true, then why hasn’t the DOJ filed any Voting Rights Act cases until late 2013 – and only then to attack voter ID laws? In 2014, the Department filed zero cases.[3]

Between intentions, rhetoric and results, none build a believable case for reforming the Voting Rights Act as advertised – which is precisely the argument we need your help in making before Congress.

What the Voting Rights Agitators are really fighting for is power and control.

Are you willing to cede more control over your elections to an increasingly politicized and weaponized Washington bureaucratic class?

In the weeks and months ahead, True the Vote will be addressing H.R. 885 in Washington. I know I’ve told you before (and thanks by the way for listening!) that this work is not cheap. I’ve tasked the TTV Research Department with compiling new information to help set the record straight and I plan on leading working groups in Washington that will use this research to help inform legislators about the motivations behind the civil rights industry’s never-ending pity party.

I need your help to keep True the Vote in this fight. We’re used to squaring off with the DOJ and the usual nonprofit suspect, but now, Hollywood is throwing new gas on the fire. Your contributions -- no matter their size – make a big difference.

Please help if you can.  Unlike so many of our adversaries to the left, we receive no funding from the government or the Soros set of mega-donors.  Our work is the result of your willingness to continue to stand with True the Vote.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your support!


Catherine Engelbrecht, TTV Founder

Monday, February 23, 2015

Into the FRAY

Pro-LIFE News weekly update Pro-Life News Report

Monday, February 23, 2015

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit
Top Stories• 17 Years Ago I Survived an Abortion: I Shouldn’t be Here But God Had a Different Plan
• The Number One Reason It’s Incredibly Obvious Barack Obama is Not a Christian

• British MPs Defeat Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions, Labor Party Defends Killing Girl Babies
• Her Father Repeatedly Raped Her, What He Did to Her When She Became Pregnant Was Even Worse

More Pro-Life News
• 7 Incredibly Shocking Quotes From Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger
• This Boy Was Born Missing a Hand, But Some High School Students Had An Unlikely Solution
• The Most Horrible Thing Happened When Husband Was About to Take His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital
• Woman is Proud of Her Mother For Aborting Her Sibling, “I’m Better Off”

• Activists: She Was Already “At Deaths Door” So That Makes Euthanizing Her Alright
• Black Abortionist Says It’s Racist Not to Kill Black Babies in Abortions
• Is Someone Who is “Personally Opposed” to Abortion Really Pro-Life?

• New 40 Days for Life Campaign Has Already Saved 26 Babies From Abortion
• Abortion Clinic Owner Kicked Out of Other States Injures Woman in Botched Abortion in Florida
• Study Shows Places With Pro-Life Laws on Abortion Have Better Maternal Mortality Rates
• Dr. Jack Willke, Father of the Modern Pro-Life Movement, Passes Away
• After Seven Miscarriages, Woman Has Miracle Baby Thanks to a Stitch in Her Womb

• Brother Paul O’Donnell: A Lion Who Devoted His Life to Protecting the Vulnerable

Wonderful Pro-LIFE News:

Meet Gabriel: His Mom Aborted Him, 
then Changed her Mind.

-That's when the Incredible Happened . . . 


"It's important for those who take the deadly RU-486 drug to know that there is time to save the baby if they have a change of heart. And it's important that doctors know this simple protocol is available."

Last year, Andrea Minichini sat in a Planned Parenthood exam room in New Jersey knowing she didn't really want to swallow the deadly pill in her hand.

The doctor chided her that the pill was expensive and would melt if she didn't take it soon. This doctor-who had never seen her before-repeated what she and her boyfriend had already told themselves, that this was not the right time for a baby.

She swallowed the pill and went home with a second pill, misoprostol, that she was to take 24 hours later.

"I waited the 24 hours, and then I went to the emergency room," she said.
She was desperate to find a way to save her baby. Hospital personnel said her baby would be born "deformed" if she didn't complete the abortion.

She frantically called two ob-gyn doctors, including her own, but neither could help her.
By then she had started to bleed and had slight cramping. She thought it was too late, but a Google search led her to a story about a woman in California who had a child after her medical abortion was reversed. That story led her to a 24-hour hotline (877-558-0333), and the nurse at the hotline connected her to a pro-life doctor in Clark, NJ.

The doctor gave her progesterone injections to counteract the mifepristone, and monitored her throughout the pregnancy.

Amazingly, Gabriel David was born Dec. 31, 2014, two days before his due date and weighing in at a healthy 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
(Source: LifeSite News) Read more here.

Also reported by: Breaking Christian News