The Obama Administration's IRS appears to be conducting politically motivated investigations of Tea Party organizations nationwide. Such bullying tactics - designed to silence these organizations during this critical year - violates these citizens First Amendment rights. The ACLJ is fighting back. Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel, is leading the legal team that is representing some of the largest Tea Party organizations in America. Join this fight. Add your name to our petition to the Speaker of the House and Congressional oversight officials now, calling on Congress to provide IRS oversight. (This will not be sent to the IRS.)
To: John Boehner, Speaker of the House
Darrell Issa, Chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Minority for Senate Finance Committee
Tea Party groups are made up of law-abiding citizens who care deeply about this country. They have followed the law and requested tax-exempt status for their activities just like Americans have done for a hundred years. President Obama's IRS appears to be using this as an opportunity to intimidate - to silence - these law-abiding citizens from exercising their fundamental First Amendment rights. Incredibly, the IRS is demanding to know who Tea Party members are, who they associate with, who they talk to, and who they meet with. We respectfully ask that the House of Representatives conduct oversight hearings, investigating these intrusive, and to some threatening IRS tactics, which violate the First Amendment rights of Americans.