The following information was compiled by someone who has worked quietly behind the scenes for some years to try to get the US government to do something about the Scientology problem and was posted to alt.religion.scientology by Professor David Touretzky. As a gift to “Anonymous” this individual has compiled a list of government contacts and encourages everyone to write to these addresses to express their concerns.
EDUCATION IS NOT A HATE CRIME
In preparation for the March 15, 2008, peaceful protest at Scientology facilities around the world:
This is a resource page to aid you in reporting your experience with the Church of Scientology to U.S. government agencies. Any attempt to silence, intimidate, harass, or prevent you from contacting these agencies should be reported to the FBI or local law enforcement (police or sheriff).
The Hon. Henry Waxman, Chairman
U. S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Congressman??s phone: 202-225-3976
Oversight Committee Phone: 202-225-5051
Email: go to http://oversight.house.gov then click on “contact”
This committee should receive copies of all communications made to other governmental agencies
The committee has the power to subpoena witnesses should an investigation ever take place regarding the issuing of a tax-exempt status given to the Church of Scientology in 1993, countermanding a 1989 decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Hernandez vs. IRS.
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The Hon. Howard Berman, Chairman
U. S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
2170 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Congressman’s phone: 202-255-4695
Committee phone: 202-225-5021
Persons living outside of the United States can report on the impact that the U.S. acceptance of the Church of Scientology as a tax exempt organization has had in those countries.
Michael Cromartie, Chairman
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
800 N. Capital Street, N.W., Suite 790
Washington, D.C. 20002
This is one of the most powerful Commissions which form public policy. It makes non- binding policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress in matters involving international religious freedom. This Commission can be informed of the many allegations of Scientology’s violations of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right which states “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes
freedom to change his religion or belief??.”.
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The Hon. John Hanford, III
Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
The Office of International Religious Freedom
U.S. Department of State
Room 4829a Harry Truman Bldg.
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520
Phone: 202-647-0463 (Director of the office, Stephen Liston)
This office produces the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom which has criticized Germany for its continued surveillance of the Church of Scientology. It works in cooperation with the U. S. Commission of Religious Freedom, established by Congress. It must be encouraged to examine the behavior of Scientology as reported in the German study and which is at the basis of the German action.
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Mr. John Hein, Director
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative
The White House
Washington, DC 20502
This office deals with issues involving support of faith-based organizations and their connection to aid programs financed by the Federal Government
Mr. Eric Treene Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
This new office, established in 2007, deals with the protection of religious liberty but also deals with complaints regarding religious freedom issues. Report attempts by the Church of Scientology to retain members by threats, harassment, forced separation from family members, demands for payments for courses taken in the past in violation of Article 18 of the U. N. Declaration of Human Rights.
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Commissioner Alcee Hastings, Chairman
Commission of Security and Cooperation in Europe
U.S. Helsinki Commission
234 Ford House Office Bldg
3rd and D St. SW
Washington, DC 20515
Web page: www.csce.gov
This Commission monitors acts by member nations which reflects= compliance or violations of the First Act of the Conference.
Violations of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be brought to their attention. In the case of the Church of Scientology, it would apply to the many alleged ways in which they attempt to retain members. (See Department of Justice above.)
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The Hon. Joseph Biden, Chairman
United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
201 Senate Russell Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
The criticisms which some have regarding the German government’s refusal to recognize the Church of Scientology as other than a profit making organization could be investigated by this committee. A study of the German government’s documents would shed light on the decision Germany made.
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Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenback, MD
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Issues regarding claims made by the Church of Scientology regarding health issues and programs and instruments used to deal with health issues could be brought to the attention of the FDA. Persons who have experienced adverse effects from acting upon the medical recommendations of Scientology should document their personal experiences.
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The Hon. Henry Paulson, Jr.
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20220
The Secretary of the Treasury has responsibility for the Internal Revenue Service. Persons with knowledge of issues involved in the granting of a tax-exempt status to the Church of Scientology in 1993 or other information regarding the financial activity of the organization or any of its front groups could direct their concerns directly to his office with a copy to
Acting Director Linda Stiff
Internal Revenue Service
1111Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20224
IRS EO Classification
Mail Code 4910DAL
1100 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75242
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The Hon. John Conyers, Chairman
House Judiciary Committee
Room 2138 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C., 20515
This committee should be made aware of the abuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which is used by the Church of Scientology to silence critics.
The only way that our government can know that you have been hurt is for you to say “ouch”. Contact these agencies today. Scientology will no doubt react with a campaign of their own.
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