EDUCATION IS NOT A HATE CRIME

In preparation for the March 15, 2008, peaceful protest at Scientology facilities around the world


This is a resource page to aid you in reporting your experience with

the Church of Scientology to U.S. government agencies. Any attempt to silence, intimidate, harass, or prevent you from contacting these agencies should be reported to the FBI or local law enforcement (police or sheriff).



The Hon. Henry Waxman, Chairman

U. S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

2157 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

Congressman’s phone: 202-225-3976

Oversight Committee Phone: 202-225-5051

Email: go to the Web page at http://oversight.house.gov then click on “contact’

Fax: 202-225-8185


This committee should receive copies of all communications made to other governmental agencies


The committee has the power to subpoena witnesses should an investigation ever take place regarding the issuing of a tax-exempt status given to the Church of Scientology in 1993, countermanding a 1989 decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Hernandez vs. IRS.


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The Hon. Howard Berman, Chairman

U. S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs

2170 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

Congressman’s phone: 202-255-4695

Committee phone: 202-225-5021

Fax: 202-225-2035

E-mail: howard.berman@mail.house.gov

Web: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov


Persons living outside of the United States can report on the impact that the U.S. acceptance of the Church of Scientology as a tax exempt organization has had in those countries.


Michael Cromartie, Chairman

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

800 N. Capital Street, N.W., Suite 790

Washington, D.C. 20002

Phone: 202-523-3240

Fax: 202-523-5020

E-mail: communications@uscirf.gov

Web: www.uscirf.gov


This is one of the most powerful Commissions which form public policy. It makes non-binding policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress in matters involving international religious freedom. This Commission can be informed of the many allegations of Scientology’s violations of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right which states “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief….”.


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The Hon. John Hanford, III

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

The Office of International Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State

Room 4829a Harry Truman Bldg.

2201 C St. NW

Washington, DC 20520

Phone: 202-647-0463 (Director of the office, Stephen Liston)


This office produces the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom which has criticized Germany for its continued surveillance of the Church of Scientology. It works in cooperation with the U. S. Commission of Religious Freedom, established by Congress. It must be encouraged to examine the behavior of Scientology as reported in the German study and which is at the basis of the German action.


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Mr. John Hein, Director

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative

The White House

Washington, DC 20502

Phone: 202-456-6708

Fax: 202-456-7019

www.fbci.gov


This office deals with issues involving support of faith-based organizations and their connection to aid programs financed by the Federal Government


Mr. Eric Treene Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination

U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20530

Phone: 202-353-8622

E-mail: eric.treene@usdoj.gov

FAX: 202-305-2572


This new office, established in 2007, deals with the protection of religious liberty but also deals with complaints regarding religious freedom issues. Report attempts by the Church of Scientology to retain members by threats, harassment, forced separation from family members, demands for payments for courses taken in the past in violation of Article 18 of the U. N. Declaration of Human Rights.

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Commissioner Alcee Hastings, Chairman

Commission of Security and Cooperation in Europe

U.S. Helsinki Commission

234 Ford House Office Bldg

3rd and D St. SW

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-1901

Fax: 202-226-4199

E-mail: info@csce.gov

Web page: www.csce.gov


This Commission monitors acts by member nations which reflects compliance or violations of the First Act of the Conference. Violations of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be brought to their attention. In the case of the Church of Scientology, it would apply to the many alleged ways in which they attempt to retain members. (See Department of Justice above.)


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The Hon. Joseph Biden, Chairman

United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

201 Senate Russell Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: 202-244-5042

Fax: 202-244-0139


The criticisms which some have regarding the German government’s refusal to recognize the Church of Scientology as other than a profit making organization could be investigated by this committee. A study of the German government’s documents would shed light on the decision Germany made.


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Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenback, MD

Food and Drug Administration

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

www.fda.gov


Issues regarding claims made by the Church of Scientology regarding health issues and programs and instruments used to deal with health issues could be brought to the attention of the FDA. Persons who have experienced adverse effects from acting upon the medical recommendations of Scientology should document their personal experiences.


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The Hon. Henry Paulson, Jr.

Secretary of the Treasury

1500 Pennsylvania Ave.

Washington, DC 20220

Phone: 202-622-1100

Fax: 202-622-0000

Web: www.ustreas.gov


The Secretary of the Treasury has responsibility for the Internal Revenue Service. Persons with knowledge of issues involved in the granting of a tax-exempt status to the Church of Scientology in 1993 or other information regarding the financial activity of the organization or any of its front groups could direct their concerns directly to his office with a copy to


Acting Director Linda Stiff

Internal Revenue Service

1111Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20224

Phone: 202-622-9511

Email: irs.commissioner@irs.gov


and


IRS EO Classification

Mail Code 4910DAL

1100 Commerce St.

Dallas, TX 75242

Fax: 214-413-5415

Email: eoclass@irs.gov


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The Hon. John Conyers, Chairman

House Judiciary Committee

Room 2138 Rayburn House Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C., 20515

Phone: 202-225-3951

Fax: 202-225-7680

Web: www.judiciary.house.gov

Email: john.conyers@mail.house.gov/conyers


This committee should be made aware of the abuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which is used by the Church of Scientology to silence critics.




The only way that our government can know that you


have been hurt is for you to say “ouch”. Contact


these agencies today. Scientology will no doubt


react with a campaign of their own.


To find contact information for your local Senator


or Congressman go to:



www.senate.gov


www.house.gov









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