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You May Be Moved by Their Ads on TV But Here’s Just One of Many Reasons Why You Should NEVER Donate or Support HSUS (Humane Society of the US)

As a nonprofit organization Sheltie Rescue of Utah cannot invest a significant portion of our funds to influence political decisions.  In fact, we invest ALL our funds into providing care for our rescues.

HSUS is also a nonprofit bound by these same restrictions however, not only do they have many very highly payed lobbyists in Washington, DC they have actually side-stepped the rules that must be followed by organizations that want to send lobbyists to Washington.  When you see the animals in the HSUS commercials that need help – remember – they use those dollars, your dollars, to wield political power and NOT to help those animals they are featuring in their commercials.  You can learn more about this issue in the text below and visit this link to learn about The Cavalry Group http://www.thecavalrygroup.com/

HSUS SENIOR LEADERSHIP “BLINKED!” – - CALL TO ACTION – - NEED 1,000S OF E-MAILS!!!

ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE LOBBYING DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1995 BY THE HSUS AND HSLF by Frank Losey
In 2005 the HSUS was registered as a “Lobbying Organization” and it listed Wayne Pacelle as one of its “Lobbyists.” However, the HSUS apparently terminated its Registration at a later date.  In contrast, the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) which oversees three PACs, and which was founded by Mr. Pacelle in 2004, had never registered itself as a “Lobbying Organization” – - UNTIL FEBRAURY 29, 2012! That is when the HSLF and the Senior Leadership of the HSUS “BLINKED,” and they registered the HSLF as a “Lobbying Organization” – - a DELIQUENCY OF OVER 7 YEARS!!!  Most significantly, when the HSLF filed its Registration with the Secretary of the Senate, it listed Mrs. Constance Harriman-Whitfield as one of its “Lobbyists.” This further “taints” the HSUS for its failure to no longer be registered as a “Lobbying Organization” because Mrs. Harriman-Whitfield, according to her BIO that was posted on the HSUS Website, is a Paid Employee of the HSUS, and she serves as the “Senior Advisor” for “HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle.” Thus, the recent HSLF Registration substantiates that the HSUS, which is no longer registered, is in violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act.  In this regard, Mr. Pacelle was previously listed, BY NAME, as a Lobbyist for the HSUS in 2005, and now his Senior Advisor, who is on the payroll of the HSUS, has been identified as a “Lobbyist.”  If the HSUS were Pinocchio, its nose would be growing longer and longer with respect to how it has circumvented the Lobbying Disclosure Act OF 1995. Yet another significant event occurred on March 13, 2012.  On that date, a Mr. H. Marshall Jarrett, the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, responded to the inquiry of Virginia Senator Warner, and confirmed that “a referral was received with respect to the HSUS and is subject to the same review as all referrals, as set out above.” This is a significant acknowledgement, and opens a huge door for everyone to send a follow-up E-Mail to their two Senators and U.S. Representative, even if you have previously sent E-Mails in the past.  Do not add anything more than what is suggested.  In short, don’t mention PUPS or any other Bill. Just limit your remarks to the Lobbying Disclosure Act. THE OPPORTUNITY TO “COUNTER-ATTACK” BILLS, LIKE PUPS, WILL BE EXPONETIALLY ENHANCED IF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AGRESIVELY INVESTIGATES THE HSUS FOR THE ALLEGED AND DOCUMENTED VIOLATION THE LOBBYNIG DISCLOSURE ACT.   If the HSUS “BLINKS,” as did the HSLF, and then re-registers, it is admitting to the IRS that it has been playing “fast and loose” – - AND THAT COULD RESULT IN THE HSUS LOSING ITS TAX-EXEMPT STATUS. And if it does not register, there will be mounting Congressional pressure to ask the Justice Department to investigate the HSUS.  Already, at least Seven Members of Congress have asked the Justice Department to look into the documented allegations that it had previously received.  And yet another submission, WITH “NEW EVIDENCE,” was received by the Justice Department on March 7, 2012.  Let us build upon the potential “momentum changer” that was created when the HSLF “BLINKED” and registered as a “Lobbying Organization.” 1. To send an E-Mail to your U.S. Representative, Log onto www.house.gov/writerep/ 2. Fill in your state and ZIP Code on the prompt that appears. 3. Add your name, address and E-Mail address on E-Mail Form for your U.S. Representative; and on the Subject Line add: LOBBYING DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1995.  If that Subject Line will not allow you to use that Subject, use “OTHER.”  Then add then add the message set out below. 4. To send an E-Mail to your Two Senators, Log onto: www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm 5. Click onto the E-Mail Address for each of your two U.S. Senators. 6. Add your name, address and E-Mail address on E-Mail Form for your U.S. Representative; and on the Subject Line add:  LOBBYING DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1995. If that Subject Line will not allow you to use that Subject, use “OTHER.”  Then add then add the message set out below. 7. Send a confirmation that the three E-Mails were sent from which State, and any Congressional Responses, to Frank Losey: <f.losey@insightbb.com>
Suggested Text of E-Mail Message
Resist the temptation to mention your parochial “beef” with the HSUS.  Otherwise, you may receive a “boilerplate” response that says nothing more than:  “Thank You for bringing your issues of concern to my attention.” WE NEED MORE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO CONTACT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT!  WE NEED THOUSANDS OF E-MAILS BEING SENT TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO OFFSET THE MILLIONS OF E-MAILS THAT THE HSUS GENERATES EACH YEAR THROUGH THE “FUNCTIONALITY OF ITS WEBSITE!” NUMBERS DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! ********************************************** Dear Senator/ Representative: I have now learned that at least Seven Members of Congress have contacted the Justice Department on behalf of their constituents, and asked for feedback on the status of the formal Complaint that it had received, which Complaint documented that the Humane Society of the U.S. and its self-described “Lobbying Arm,” the Humane Society Legislative Fund, were not in compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.  That is why I would appreciate if you would contact, on my behalf, Mr. H. Marshall Jarrett (202-252-1000), the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, and ask him the following: “By letter dated March 13, 2012, you confirmed to Senator Warner that a “referral” concerning a formal, documented complaint about the alleged violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) “was received with respect to the HSUS and is subject to the same review as all referrals.” Since the referenced referral pertained to a Complaint that had been submitted to Mr. Keith Morgan, and was received by him on August 5, 2011 – - more than 8 months ago – - what is a reasonable timeline for reviewing the “referral” and initiating appropriate compliance action if allegations in the 8+ month old Complaint are validated?”
Additionally, would you please advise me when the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate will publish procedures that will allow a private citizen to file a complaint concerning allegations that an organization is not in compliance with the Lobbing Disclosure Act of 1995?  In this regard, shouldn’t it be reasonable to expect that the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate would have implemented, by now, a formal procedure for the filing of a citizen complaint for this 17year-old statute?
I look forward to your response in the hope that your inquiries on my behalf will ensure that the spirit, letter and intent of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are executed with flawless precision, and will further ensure that the intended purpose of “Open, Transparent and Honest Government” is also executed with flawless precision.                                                                                                             Respectfully, Posted by at 8:26 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Labels: 

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