Government Contact Info

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”
Fax:  202-225-8185

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.

* * *

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
Fax:  202-225-2035
E-mail:  howard.berman@mail.house.gov
Web:  http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

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
Phone:  202-523-3240
Fax:  202-523-5020
E-mail:  communications@uscirf.gov
Web:  www.uscirf.gov

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??.”.

* * *

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.

* * *

Mr. John Hein, Director
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative
The White House
Washington, DC 20502
Phone:  202-456-6708
Fax:  202-456-7019
www.fbci.gov

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
Phone:  202-353-8622
E-mail:  eric.treene@usdoj.gov
FAX: 202-305-2572

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.

* * *

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
Phone:  202-225-1901
Fax:  202-226-4199
E-mail:  info@csce.gov
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.)

* * *

The Hon. Joseph Biden, Chairman
United States Senate  Committee on Foreign Relations
201 Senate Russell Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone:   202-244-5042
Fax:  202-244-0139

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.

* * *

Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenback, MD
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD  20857
www.fda.gov

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.

* * *

The Hon. Henry Paulson, Jr.
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC  20220
Phone:  202-622-1100
Fax:  202-622-0000
Web:  www.ustreas.gov

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
Phone:  202-622-9511
Email:  irs.commissioner@irs.gov

and

IRS EO Classification
Mail Code 4910DAL
1100 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX  75242
Fax:  214-413-5415
Email: eoclass@irs.gov

* * *

The Hon. John Conyers, Chairman
House Judiciary Committee
Room 2138 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C., 20515
Phone: 202-225-3951
Fax:  202-225-7680
Web: www.judiciary.house.gov
Email:  john.conyers@mail.house.gov/conyers

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.

To find contact information for your local Senator or Congressman go to:

http://www.senate.gov
http://www.house.gov

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5 Comments on “Government Contact Info”

  1. concerned Says:

    I hope that people will take this list seriously. The fear of COS coming after people is lessening because too many are beginning to speak out. But government agencies react to numbers. Tell you story to the appropriate agency. Do it now, before the next peaceful demonstration.

    And it would be a help to get a list of demonstration sites and times so people over the world will know where and when to go.

  2. Leland Says:

    If the government didn’t do anything to scientology after the revelations of Operation Snow White, (other than simply arresting a few individuals), why would they do anything now?

    If one studies our government and its’ fascination with mind control (I’m amazed that MK Ultra gets all the attention while equally if not more atrocious experiments like Operation Midnight Climax are still relatively unknown), the COS could be something of a godsend, a way to take these experiments to the “next level” so to speak.

    I’m not personally suggesting a conspiracy, just some food for thought. This is one line of thinking I haven’t seen on any other sites\forums, and figured I’d put it out there.


  3. My impression is that no government agency in the United States covers their charters any more. The US government is basically devolved in to a fascist State and agencies — like the FDA, EPA, BLM, USFS and everything else that is supposed to PROTECT citizens — have all abdicated their charters.

    Police, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies in the United States are at core fascist regimes which look at organized crime syndicates like Scientology and conclude that so long as a percentage of the crime goes to the U. S. Treasury and thus helps fund the fascist State, they’re happy with it.

    The only time law enforcement takes any interest in safety is when they’re shaking down the common citizens for minor, non-violent, mundane laws — all of which is erasy to do, rakes in hundreds of billions of dollars every year, and is SO much easier than fighting actual crime.

    Writing politicians, filing criminal complaints, parading around in tight little circles like a bunch of fags asking the fascists, “Pretty Please?” has never worked, and it won’t work in destroying the Scientology crime syndicate. Playing pretend might feel good for a while but nobody actually believes writing politicians does anything. It’s something the rubes, the marks, the suckers do to make them believe they’re doing something.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Mr. Rice’s comments are terribly discouraging. This sort of cynicism should be avoided and disregarded. Contacting the government contacts in this list is an incredibly good idea.

    If a man hears something once, they can easily disregard it. If the issue comes up often, they will notice. If it happens far too often, it simply can’t be ignored.

    Write. Do not get cynical, and do not allow the cynics to spread their cynicism onto you.

    We’re making a difference now, and we’ll continue to do so as long as we can. And we always can.

  5. vicky Says:

    Mark, Thanks for providing this information. I do believe it matters.


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