• True the Vote Now Seeks Legislative Action to End IRS Weaponization


    HOUSTON, TX - January 24, 2018 - True the Vote’s lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service has, resulted in a consent decree

    True the Vote v. IRS Consent Order - Jan 21, 2018 by Catherine Engelbrecht on Scribd

    outlining egregious conduct by the agency. In the decree, United States District Judge Reggie Walton declared “discrimination on the basis of political viewpoint in administering the United States tax code violates fundamental First Amendment Rights.”

     

    “Our consent decree is a stringent admonishment of the IRS’s admitted discrimination,” said True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht, “but much more is needed to ensure that IRS employees engaging in unconstitutional conduct will face real, actionable penalties. We are working together with Senator John Cornyn, who will introduce legislation to ensure the rights of Americans are protected from rogue government employees whose discrimination and abuse has now been well documented in our court case.

    I applaud the tireless efforts of our lawyers, in particular James Bopp, who led the charge in this groundbreaking effort.”

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    24th of January 2018
  • HOUSTON, TX - October 26, 2017 - Today, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht released the following statement regarding the recent announcement of settlements in the Linchpins of Liberty v. United States and NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. IRS cases.

    “The settlements are notable in that, for the first time, the IRS admitted their discrimination against conservative groups was wrong and unlawful. But what is to prevent it from happening again?

    Hollow apologies from the IRS won’t prevent future discrimination and abuse. The American people deserve more”, said Engelbrecht, “True the Vote welcomes the Department of Justice’s offer to enter into settlement negotiations in our case, provided that the outcome produces meaningful protections for all organizations. Regardless of your political viewpoint, no one should ever be subjected to what we were put through.”

    “True the Vote believes that an injunction is needed against the IRS to ensure that in the future, under Republican or Democrat administrations, political opponents are not targeted by the IRS for discriminatory and unlawful treatment,” said True the Vote attorney, Jim Bopp.

    As of today, True the Vote’s lawsuit against the IRS remains unsettled.

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    26th of October 2017
  • In 2009, True the Vote opened its doors in Houston,Texas. Now, Houston, along with all of southeast Texas, has been pummeled by Hurricane Harvey.

    We want to let you know that the True the Vote team is soggy, but safe.

    Thank you all for the incredibly thoughtful emails, calls, and social media posts sent from concerned friends.

    If you’d like to help support ongoing relief efforts, please consider donating to the Texas Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief effort. I worked alongside them as a first responder in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. This is an organization that hits the ground and gets busy helping people clean up their property and begin to put their lives back together. I’ve spoken with them this morning and in addition to monetary donations, they also specifically requested donations of water, Gatorade, soap, and gift cards to major hardware stores like Home Depot. You can contact them directly at the link above or text HurricaneHarvey (no space) to 73256 on your cell phone and you’ll receive a message from them with more information.

    Please continue to keep our friends and neighbors in your prayers. So many people lost everything.

    Thank you again. Rest assured, we’ll be back in the saddle very soon.

    Forever #TexasStrong -

    Catherine Engelbrecht

    Founder, True the Vote

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    31st of August 2017

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