[SAOVA_South] 119 INCRIMINATING EXAMPLES OF EXCESSIVE LOBBYING BY THE HSUS (A PUBLIC CHARITY)

Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance (SAOVA) saova_south at mailman.montana.com
Mon Apr 19 20:36:07 MDT 2010


119 INCRIMINATING EXAMPLES OF EXCESSIVE LOBBYING BY THE HSUS (A PUBLIC
CHARITY)

 

Dear SAOVA Friends,

 

Lobbyist, Frank Losey, has prepared an email for you to send to your members
of Congress.  If you are just joining the Spay/Neuter HSUS Campaign and have
not sent emails to members of Congress previously, please take time to send
the email below.  More information, documents, links to members of Congress,
and a copy of the 119 Incriminating Examples of Excessive, Prohibited and
Under-Reported Lobbying can be found on the SAOVA website
http://www.saova.org/SpayNeuterHSUS.html. 

 

Cross posting is encouraged.

 

Susan Wolf
Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - http://saova.org
<http://saova.org/> 
Issue lobbying and working to identify and elect supportive legislators
 

 

A Message from Lobbyist, Frank Losey.

The suggested email below requests that your Member of Congress personally
ask the IRS Commissioner "Three Riveting Questions" that should arouse
curiosity, embarrassment, concern, contempt or all four emotional reactions
about how the HSUS lobbies - especially the third question!

 

The email discusses several different reasons that may cause an increasing
number of Members of Congress to ask the IRS Commissioner the "Three
Riveting Questions."  Those reasons are:

 

*         First, more than 5,000 concerned tax-payers have asked the IRS to
audit the lobbying activities of the HSUS.

*         Second, the IRS Tax Fraud Office in Fresno, CA has forwarded the
5,000+ letters to the IRS Office in Dallas, TX which has the authority to
audit and rescind the tax-exempt status of a public charity, such as the
HSUS.

*         Third, four different IRS Offices have now cumulatively received
over 900 pages of incriminating documents that are referenced in a 25-Page
Summary that is entitled "119 Incriminating Examples of Excessive,
Prohibited and Under-Reported Lobbying by the Humane Society of the United
States (A Public Charity) - - One of the Most Prolific, If Not The Most
Prolific, Lobbying Organizations in the U.S."   

*         Fourth, the 900+ pages of incriminating documents substantiate
that the HSUS has been involved in 8-10 million lobby-related contacts and
activities.   This is a staggering, show-stopping, attention-getting number.

*         Fifth, one of the most incriminating "quotes" is from the BIO of
Mr. Pacelle, in which he actually "brags" about doing what is expressly
prohibited by a public charity. 

*         Sixth, outrage at the Lobbying Guide for KIDS - as young as
five-years-old - which encourages minor children to lobby on behalf of the
HSUS, and tells them how to call Members of Congress.

 

SEND THIS EMAIL TO YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS

 

Dear Senator (Type in Name)  or  Dear Representative (Type in Name) 

 

The IRS Offices in Washington DC, Ogden, UT, Fresno, CA and Dallas, TX, as
well as the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of the
Treasury, have now cumulatively received over 900 pages of documents that
include extracts from the Tax Returns of the Humane Society of the U.S.
(HSUS); lobby registration documents maintained by the U.S. Congress and at
least 36 different State Governments; documents downloaded from the HSUS
Website; and copies of Emails sent by the HSUS to its members and "network
of volunteers."  All of these documents are chronicled in a 25-Page Summary
that has been provided to the above Five Offices.  The Title of this Summary
is "119 Incriminating Examples of Excessive, Prohibited and Under-Reported
Lobbying by the Humane Society of the United States (A Public Charity) - -
One of the Most Prolific, If Not The Most Prolific, Lobbying Organizations
in the U.S."   

 

The 900+ pages of documents now in the possession of the IRS clearly suggest
that the prolific number of direct and indirect lobby-related "contacts,"
lobbying activities, and prohibited lobbying activities by the HSUS; its
President; its Executive Vice President; its Paid Staff and Management; its
members; and its "volunteers," cumulatively exceed 8 million (8,000,000),
and that number may very well exceed 10 million.  (This staggering number is
based on but six of the "119 Incriminating Examples" referenced above - -
The HSUS claims that it was responsible for the enactment of over "500"
State Laws, over "25" Federal Statutes, and "25" State Ballot Initiatives;
that it has over "11 million members;" that it has "sent electronic updates
to nationwide volunteers, members, and other interested parties.  In
addition, the HSUS assisted in sending constituent Email and FAXES to
Lawmakers through a functionality of the Society's Website;" that its
"Program includes maintaining and expanding contacts with Members of
Congress, State Legislators, Executive and Regulatory Agencies;" and "With
Staff of our Government Affairs Section in Washington, D.C., Regional Staff
in our Field Services Section Across the Country, and a network of
volunteers, we are active in more than 40 State Capitols across the
Country." 

 

Since more than 5,000 concerned tax-payers have now asked the IRS to audit
the Lobbying Activities of the HSUS, would you please request on my behalf
that, Mr. Shulman, the IRS Commissioner, answer the following three
questions, and provide a copy of his response to me.

 

1.     Are 8-10 Million direct and indirect lobby-related "contacts" and
lobbying activities "too much lobbying" by a public charity?

 

2.     Since the BIO of Mr. Pacelle, the President and CEO of the HSUS, that
is posted on the HSUS Website, contains the quote that he has "helped  to
defeat some of the strong anti-animal welfare politicians in the United
States," does not that printed admission of political campaign opposition
document a violation of the IRS provision that reads as follows: "All 501
(c) (3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly
participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or
in opposition to) any political candidate for elective public office"? 

 

3.     Is it appropriate for the HSUS, a public charity, to publish and post
on its Website a Humane Action Guide for Kids that encourages minor
children, as young  as "FIVE" years of age, to lobby on behalf  of the HSUS;
that provides detailed guidance for these minor children to "contact
lawmakers" in Congress and at the State Level of Government; and that, in
the words of The President of the HSUS, that are set out in the Preface to
the Guide, to use the Guide for Kids to "learn the basics . . . of
lobbying?"   (See Humane Action Guide for Kids at humanesociety.org/kids). 

 

I look forward to receiving a response that specifically answers those three
questions.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Name, Address, Phone Number

 

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