TTV consent decree press release
Good morning, !
I wanted you to be among the first to see our announcement regarding our five-year long lawsuit against the IRS. We've finally settled on a consent decree, which was an important and necessary step, but it is far from sufficient. There still needs to be a law that will hold rogue agents accountable. Currently, there is nothing to prevent continued IRS abuse - that's how Lois Lerner went without penalty. We are thrilled that Senator Cornyn will be working with us to sponsor a bill that will pierce the veil of "sovereign immunity" and outlaw the abuse of citizens by rogue government agents.
We could not continue on in this effort were it not for your support of our organization. Thank you, again and as always, for all you do for True the Vote.
Court Rules That IRS Violated Constitution 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 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.”
True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters' rights organization, founded to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.