In May of 2013, it became public knowledge that the Internal Revenue Service of the United States was targeting American citizens for their political and religious beliefs. This caused many Americans to spend time and resources to jump through hoops for the IRS to remain in compliance. Speculation is that this was done specifically to prevent conservatives from making their voices heard leading up to the 2012 election, effectively silencing a large segment of the population.
Now, the IRS is prepared to implement regulations that would make their targeting legal. This is an assault on the 1st amendment and we cannot let them get away with this.
We must call Congress and demand that they protect the first amendment. The IRS is accepting comments on the new proposals until February 27, 2014 and we should flood them with comments. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper to inform your community. Finally, forward this email to everyone you know who cares about protecting the first amendment!
TAKE ACTION NOW
- Call, write, tweet Congress and tell them to stop this assault on the first amendment. Congress directory is here (House) and here (Senate).
- Leave a comment with the IRS so we can flood them with comments.
- Write a letter to the editor to inform your community.