TRUE THE VOTE THIS WEEK...
Legislation on the Move
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.
Even more Finger-Pointing at the IRS
As you probably saw on Fox News this past Sunday, TTV Founder Catherine Engelbrecht reacted to the news that “lost” IRS emails were actually never lost. This week, IRS spin doctors are trying to blame the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration asserting, “[IRS Commissioner] Koskinen said Tuesday the IRS first learned only last week that TIGTA did not receive all tapes relating to the lost Lois Lerner emails. ‘They had never asked us, or indicated to us, they were having any difficulty getting the information they needed,’ Koskinen said. ‘So as far as we knew until their testimony, they had gotten total cooperation, and that has been our way of operating’.” Translation: don’t blame us for not asking the right questions the first time. It’s obvious that the IRS strategy is to run the clock as long as possible while playing chicken with investigators. If you’d like to learn the latest about True the Vote’s efforts to fight back, register for the March 2015 National Conference call today!
The Freedom of Information Act May Not Be Totally Worthless After All
A major element of True the Vote’s research repertoire is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Considerable time and effort go in to crafting the language of request letters to outwit public information officers because, frankly, they would rather not allow requested files be dislodged. Delays to respond over a period of months can usually mean you’re right on target in terms of pertinent files. If it takes years, you’re really on to something. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency was slapped down by a federal judge for the agency’s habit of dragging out request processing for years, stating such action left “far too much room” for the public to suspect official misconduct. Judge Royce Lamberth further stated, “This Court would implore the Executive Branch to take greater responsibility in ensuring that all EPA FOIA requests — regardless of the political affiliation of the requester — are treated with equal respect and conscientiousness.” Score one for transparency – we certainly needed it after this week.
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!
The Legislative Working Group’s Drawing Board
Email us if there is legislation on the move in your state that you’d like to see passed/defeated.
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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!