CALL TO ACTION
For the last 8 years an ever growing “Reign of Terror” of the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has adversely affected all who have had anything to do with an animal that has two legs or four legs. All of the affected individuals, victims, organizations and companies have been tarred by the HSUS Brush and the disparaging propaganda spewed from its “Deception Mills” that symbolize “Cancer Cells” that threaten the Culture and Values of the American Way of Life. Also of grave concern is the fact that the HSUS has targeted children as young as Five-Years-Old, and encouraged them to Lobby in support of the Legislative Agenda of the HSUS, as evidenced by the contents in its “Humane Action Guide for Youth.” Has HSUS stepped over the line by targeting children as young as Five-Years-Old, and encouraged them to “Lobby?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?”
All Americans must revere the rights of any Individual or Organization to contact Members of Congress or Members of the Executive Branch, and to “Lobby” them to adopt their parochial views. In short, the HSUS and its Leadership have an absolute “Right” to “Lobby” those who serve in our Government. However, with that Right goes the responsibility to comply with the “Laws of this Land.” One of those Laws is the “Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995,” which requires any Organization that engages in Lobbying to Register as a “Lobbying Organization” with the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate. Prior to August of 2006, the HSUS was in compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act, and on its last Report, it specifically listed “Wayne Pacelle” as a “Lobbyist.” However, the HSUS ceased to be in compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act when it terminated its Registration in August of 2006, but continued its aggressive “Lobbying Activities” with ever increasing fervor and without regard to the fact that it is acting as if it is “ABOVE THE LAW.” Former President Nixon was forced to resign as President, and his Attorney General of the U.S. went to jail because they had acted “ABOVE THE LAW.” In short, no matter how noble one professes to be, such an assertion does not give anyone or any organization a “Right of Passage” to ignore complying with the “Lobbying Disclosure Act.”
The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia has now received seven separate submissions, with more than 400 pages of incriminating documents, that substantiate that the HSUS has been in continuous violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act since August of 2006 when it terminated its prior Registration as a “Lobbying Organization.” Now Utah Senator Hatch has stated in a letter to one of his constituents that he believes that “this law has been violated.”
TWO ACTIONS TO TAKE
FIRST, send a short E-Mail to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia that is addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Type or cut and paste the following message:
“Dear Mr. Machen:
“When will your Office complete its investigation of the documented allegations that you have received from Mr. Losey who forwarded to you over 400 pages of incriminating documents that establish that the Humane Society of the United States has been in continuous violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act since August of 2006? Please consider Senator Hatch’s June 20, 2012 Letter.
SECOND, use the exact text, as set out below, and send E-Mails to your two Senators and Representative. (Yes, do it even if you believe they “support” the deceptive propaganda of the HSUS.)
1. To send an E-Mail to your U.S. Representative, Log onto www.house.gov/writerep/
2. Fill in your state and ZIP Code on the prompt that appears.
3. Add your name, address and E-Mail address on E-Mail Form for your U.S. Representative; and on the Subject Line add: LOBBYING DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1995. If that Subject Line will not allow you to use that Subject, use “OTHER.” Then add the message set out below.
4. To send an E-Mail to your Two Senators, Log onto: www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
5. Click onto the E-Mail Address for each of your two U.S. Senators.
6. Add your name, address and E-Mail address on E-Mail Form for your U.S. Representative; and on the Subject Line add: LOBBYING DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1995. If that Subject Line will not allow you to use that Subject, use “OTHER.” Then add the message set out below.
7. So that a running count of total E-Mails may be maintained, send a confirmation that the three E-Mails were sent from which State to Frank Losey:
“I have asked Mr. Machen, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, when his Office will complete its investigation of the alleged non-compliance of the Lobbying Disclosure Act by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). HIs Office has now received from Mr. Losey over 400 pages of incriminating documents that substantiate that the HSUS has been in continuous violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) since August of 2006, at which time it terminated its “Registration” as a “Lobbying Organization.” Most significantly, the HSUS and its Senior Leadership have made thousands of direct lobbying contacts with “Covered Executive Branch Officials” and “Covered Legislative Branch Officials” since August of 2006, and have conducted themselves as if they are “ABOVE THE LAW.”
Would you ask Mr. Machen, on my behalf, when his Office will complete their investigation of the substantiated allegations that the HSUS has been in continuous violation of the LDA. I recognize that the Justice Department may not discuss details of any on-going investigation. All that I am asking is for confirmation that the Justice Department will conduct and complete a timely and thorough investigation of the 400+ pages of incriminating documents that substantiate a violation of the LDA has occurred. For your information and consideration, I am including a quote from a Letter dated June 20th that a resident in Utah received from your Congressional Colleague, Senator Orrin Hatch:
“I am aware of allegations that the HSUS has not properly disclosed its lobbying activities as required under the Lobbying Disclosure Act. In addition, I am aware of other, more general complaints surrounding the HSUS and its activities. While I do not believe it is appropriate for a U.S. Senator to publicly comment on such allegations without more information, I share your belief that this law has been violated, the Justice Department should respond with appropriate action.”
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