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December 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Washington DC Jay Sekulow line 1 questions right now: one 806 843-110-1800 B with as much family as usual, but I hope you are celebrating and also the importance of Christmas.
Yes it's for its export together with family, friends and I love words, but is really to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I'll be back in in just a minute let's talk about how the ACLJerry talk about the day of the broadcast is fighting for you and looking forward to fighting for you in 2021 but wanted to start off today's broadcast with some Christmas music, put you in the mood for the season. As we do talk about some serious issues today on the broadcast will start with the Jay Sekulow band with some of their Christmas music go to one of their songs right now and I'll be back in a few minutes and I have time to be part of her matching challenge to midnight the final day of December, you could double the impact of your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org that's ACLJ.org a $50 donation is like $100. They see a group of builders ready to match every donation that comes through the month of December until midnight wherever you are. You got until the end of December to make your matching challenge donation you would send this to the ACLJ Strong into the new year by donating online and ACLJ.org the American Center for one will issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect the courts and in Congress ACLJ without your support for that. We are grateful.
Others not helping any way constitutionally only when a society can agree most vulnerable invoice.
Is there any hope for that culture to survive.
And that's exactly what you are saying the American Center for Law and Justice right now. Publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called sealed powering the right question/Jay Sekulow where your phone calls to because this really was the beginning of the battle against the deep status under the Obama ministration so the battle is that much tougher because you didn't have allies at the Department of Justice. You have allied your fighting the IRS, the FBI tried to go after our clients.
Sound familiar again to try to after like they still are Mike Flynn, you know the President from the same tactics they were working together know you remember. I remember the day Washington DC that we were at our DC office and the FBI wanted to interview some of our clients and we said no we are no longer cooperating with the IRS were going to court right so negotiating it was the FBI was a will.
They were interviewing wanted to be rocklike because it was any potential wrongdoing they want to say Mike my trust level was zero.
At that point was before all to 10 years before I recently met with them. We didn't let them meet with our clients and we said you know were not doing that we are knocking to participate in this because we think it's a charade they would never tell us exactly what the point was exactly what they were looking at lots and we were not to put our clients in that situation. So what we do. We went to federal court. You know, we ultimately got to play the soundbite first and that is the Ira started doing this in 2010. Some talk about 10 years ago, and for over two years, the media thought it was just a silly conspiracy.
Barry, this is a bunch of right-wingers. They don't know what they're doing but you know what it ended up resulting in this they use names like tea party patriots and they selected cases, simply because the application had those names in the time that was wrong.
The IRS like to apologize for that first why we said will say again that apology was not accepted. We went to federal court to get justice. That's number one number two they they is what Lois learns that she is tax-exempt that you mean you you came up with a be on the lookout list, a bolo list. So why would bringing it up today because we see the culmination of the last months of always follow investigations molar in Ukraine and the Russia gate and ends up being nothing what happens each and every time. This is sometimes, sometimes it's the deep state actors. Here's one where it was not President was to you. That's why we named the film, targeting us, the people's fight against the IRS and it's available ACLJ films.com or Amazon prime and by the way, if you go to ACLJ films.com or on Amazon prime. Look it up.
You see a lot of movie several movies by the ACLJ, we want to encourage you we do these documentaries watch to see bits and pieces of it. I hear bits and pieces of it today, but it is definitely worth watching. You learn a lot about what's happening you absolutely mean this is something again. I want to reregister playing that some clips are folks close to what I mean just to get a sense if you're listening you're going to get a sense of of what you will be seeing because this is this is visual to but if you're watching Facebook and periscope as well. We wanted to just come to give you some glimpse into why because again you I go back is like what I was talking to Sean Hannity about his book and and how sometimes you got it. You gotta take the time to retell stories because there's so many facts over such a long period of time. You don't want to forget because you don't want history to repeat itself and and we don't want to have to continue battling the deep state forever and insert take a listen from the new documentary email@example.com or Amazon prime. It's free targeting us. The people's fight against the IRS and guys make sure I tweet out the link right after the show to the debates to our website so the people you see the film targeting us. The people's fight against the IRS. Here's a first video clip the opening sequence of the film will why would you say she parting cases were very dangerous on the advice of my counsel, I respectfully exercise my fifth amendment right and declined to answer that question in the long car rides were some decisions on it will mask was the tip of the iceberg. It was far worse than even we expect the IRS is finally released a list of political weight. No accountability.
Never before has the government trying to everyday Americans political view that as long as Lois Lerner was fighting the American my name is Kevin Wilson this this is called ACLJ film deep state action in a real case went to real court got a real result. Then go to ACLJ films.com or Amazon prime targeting us.
The people's fight against the IRS and by the way you support the work of the ACLJ. Guess what, we get to produce these documentaries were doing a documentary on Bronson were working on some of the really great creative content. I can give you the details of it yet but it's something very innovative. That's it impact your family a very good waste were very excited about that content is important to be ACLJ when you're supporting the ACLJ.
NaCl. J. Gotta respect them up like this month with month matching challenge campaign your supporting our work in courts around the country was multifaceted that this movie is a perfect example targeting us. The people's fight against the IRS. The movie was done to educate people about what was going on at the same time. Your donation support. Supporting the movie in the production of the movie. Guess what else was happening. We were in federal court, winning the case, which we ultimately did so, that is your case that your support of the ACLJ in action. We had our clients testified before Congress. You testify before Kaiser we were again this was was a Kevin new step for the ACLJ because what happened was back in 2012. You start getting all these contacts. These are small groups.
Again I make the comparison will perhaps thing today or help of these churches on California or parents with the education issues care for law firms that can afford attorneys to handle these situations. These are small grassroots groups. Just trying to get their legal status so they could fund raise so they could rent buses so they could get insurance things like click and hold events and do so legally.
They voluntarily submitted themselves to the IRS oversight they were trying to break the law and we started getting calls and calls and calls the dozens of of specific tea party groups and other conservative groups. They were being harassed and and so that what happened was they weren't being denied they just kept getting more questionnaires and finally, these groups realized with these questionnaires. This is not the normal IRS procedure. This is this is directed us were being targeted looks like, so we better talk to some lawyers, so they got to the American Center for Law adjusted that it be just to spite our people they support the work ACLJ.
This was just a load to get to that decision that we read from the IRS. You have the consent order say you can never do this again or else it and admitting the wrongdoing grading for satiating their procedures gutting the IRS as the Washington Post called it really change the hope that now people even view the IRS. These dates right. It took five years so I beat it took considerable financial those donations that come into the ACLJ. This is five years of work representing America go through the list that we have here is a Colorado 912 project, the American patriots against government access San Antonio tea party Shenandoah Valley tea party Patriots Wetumpka tea party. The OKC PIA association with the Richmond tea party why tea party Rochester to private this this this goes on for two more pages for five years we represented all the slide out in federal court.
If you think your donations don't matter. Folks, they absolutely do. It is the reason why you're able to take down government agencies like the IRS, which we did and why were able to fight so hard against the deep state and really put them under a microscope. What we did.
Because of the work at the IRS, we decided to open up the unit inside the ACLJ. Calder, government affairs unit I'm holding in my hand. The first of the lesson.
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That's just the beginning and I want to tell you something. Your support makes this happen to again use.
Thank you to all of you for standing with us. So whether it is fighting in court on advisor abuse or whether it is litigating for religious freedom here in the United States around the globe standing up for individuals or targeted by the IRS. Your support of the ACLJ makes all the difference. We have that movie available for you for free ACLJ films.com or on Amazon prime. It's called targeting us people's fight against the IRS, we encourage you to watch it listen to it. Here's more excerpt from today and for good reasons for the ACL data matching challenge campaign yet. Just to remind you about this kind of work these years long battles in the work you were to it on behalf of Lisa's parents right now are able to do it at no cost and were able to take down government agencies and take hold and account for their wrongdoing. Go to ACLJ.org partner matching challenge building today tax-deductible will be right back and play more from targeting us only one. A society can agree the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant, right, we've created three powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally sealed. Powering the right question for you/the American Center for Law and engaged in critical issues at home and abroad.
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We are grateful. Now there's an opportunity for you to help any way constitutional and periscope great numbers of people just reminding themselves about this IRS scandal, how bad it was that what the ACLJ was able to get justice for so many conservative groups and you we got it we represented the 40+ groups who were willing to find out the IRS, but by waiting we really wanted for so many other groups who maybe were a little bit afraid of taking on the IRS weren't sure if they wanted to get involved in a legal matter. We see this time. Time to get the ACLJ were people very gung ho with first about your filing lawsuits and things like that and then suddenly when you file a lawsuit. A it's a big deal, even if it doesn't cost you anything. So the victory though isn't just for the 41 clients. The victory is for every one of those nonprofits out there on both sides of the aisle.
They can't be treated like this by the IRS ever again or else they are in serious trouble with the IRS and the IRS admitted to viewpoint discrimination viewpoint targeting, but it all started with these letters and I would play for you so share this with your friends and family Facebook and periscope is a great show to share on Facebook compare script is very visual and is still good for radio to his audio is excellent. This is coming from our documentary set out on ACLJ films.com or on Amazon prime.
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The people's fight against the IRS.
Take a listen because this is how it all started that we will all way through 2011 one our toxins. We would do the right thing. We want good citizens were trying to help them help us nothing until we get into January 2012 January 2012 I received this letter with the questions and the first course once we had with them at all came out of the boat were to shock to me just came in the mail and then I started to read these questions and that's when things really got interesting time. It was 10 years later we got a letter saying they wanted all this information with the seven-page letter we all knew immediately was not ranked letter from the IRS that they will not improve our tax-exempt answer almost 90 questions if you don't answer the 30 questions 77 seven bullets to mediate different requirements for a living against the rest of the letter that I got from the IRS.
Not only was filled with egregious questions, but it gave me a very short timeline and a window to answer those questions with the paperwork I said I said something wrong what it is. I'm not sure what's going on and this is something's wrong. This is not that they shouldn't even be going in this direction on any of these questions. Questions about family members of boards questions about donors and activity beyond just the normal list of donors with their activities and affiliations were as well so again, that is just how it all started those newsletters letters about family members letters about donor list low letters about content of speeches we think about this. Vince, do you attend like church and political events. Where do you have a transcript of the speech we know is this is a very local grassroots of your transcript and a video of it. Even these days for technology it's it's very of these work.
Grassroots organization and they wanted. All they wanted actually in some of the questions they wanted backdoor access to their websites so they could go in and see the the back door of the website to see what was going on, which would give them access to everything the organization done including decisions they made like hey we should be doing this. This would be wrong.
So what's up with this website meet that's illegal to make a decision to say discussions you right now it's up that's what they were. They wanted to see if they could bring criminal charges. You realize that just like they did with Mike Flynn there. Try to find a way, as we found out with him emails because we got the FBI. The FBI got involved. How could they bring criminal charges, at least against one of these groups, so they'd all back off in the present, Obama would have to deal with their idea was if we could get one just one case yet. One case that goes criminal.
That's in the stop always grew from having any kind of influence will scare the witches politically motivated. Jordan said in the order we got the settlement they said they acknowledge viewpoint discrimination. That is one of the worst forms of discrimination, but like asking for donor list violates the First Amendment United States Constitution, who your relatives spoke with on political campaigns violates freedom of association. What elected officials met violates your members met with violates freedom of association. What petitions you initiated violated the right to petition your government for redress of agreements but came to a point where we had to get involved and you know it's interesting as well that when you look at the timeline so 2012 the of the starts the letter start guy we start getting contacted because of what the IRS did you we went public with this those giant rallies on Capitol Hill would be speaking at with senators and members of Congress and grassroots leaders and thousands of people would show up on this of the sound that grounds the capital right for the US capital is being covered by all the news outlets. Guess what happened in 2014. This backfired on the Obama administration significantly. Not only the Republicans can't retain control of the House of Representatives.
They took back the Senate so for the facet for Pres. Obama's final two years in office. He had absolutely zero ability to pass any legislation but I think is important that how do we get involved so to the groups.
Keep the letters that the ACLJ gets involved yet. Let's go and play it for years I had watched Fox News course today is a regular contributor and guest on Fox News and I had always seen the things that ACLJ represented in the fights that they find for people that are unlawfully present in other countries and Christian groups had always admired him so much. So Toby had gone through all the work on that one day she called me and I was at one of the hospitals is working at a conference call at such and such time and I might well be on the road at that time that if I'm calling from the car yet.
What is me talking ACLJ and I want now. Several of us on their timeline Casco left the place is working and headed on home and I'm going and I 35 and I can remember exactly where I was at in the conference call started and Jay Sekulow comes on. Coming out of the speakers in my car just like he was on the call, but he just listen saving for like half an hour okay these are common through the phone from all these people saying oh yeah they want to know what books we were worrying we want to report work. We wanted to know how many of your board members have ever run for political office and we want their family name the needs of their family members. If any of them for political office and we want to know if their plan going so well just said right now. We will represent all of you for this. This is completely wrong. This is something I've never seen this report is for the ACLJ is going to stand up and fight for you.
In this case and that was a huge relief because until then, we were sure how we can fight back with a large conference call was at everybody was being asked the same thing all these different offices. They were trying to shut down that they disagreed with Gary Mercer's movie is available for free ACLJ films.com.
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I'll be back in in just a minute let's talk about how the ACLJ retirement today on the broadcast is fighting for you and looking forward to fighting for you in 2021 but wanted to start off today's broadcast with some Christmas music can put you in the mood for the season.
As we do talk about some serious issues today on the broadcast will start with the Jay Sekulow band with some of their Christmas music go to one of their songs right now and I'll be back in a few minutes so I will will will will will will will and a midnight December.
You could double the impact of your donation to the ACLJ ACLJ.org that ACLJ.org a $50 donation $600 ACLJ builders ready to match every donation that comes through the month of December, midnight wherever you are. You got to leave the December break your magic house donation you would send this to the ACLJ Strong into the new year by donating online and ACLJ.org American Center for on critical issues at home and abroad.
Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect the courts and in Congress ACLJ without your support for that. We are grateful. Now there's an opportunity for you to help becomes 100 constitutional and only one. A society can agree the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive.
And that's exactly what you are saying with the American Center for Law and Justice defending the right to life our publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission show you how you are personally sealed. Powering the right question for you/Jay Sekulow this Jordan secular, so we took so when this became more more public, Congress would start asking questions to not just of IRS officials, but all of these tea party group leaders. Now this is a decision you have to make his attorneys.
You put your clients before Congress and have them testify because her to get nasty questions from Democrats and you say you were really being targeted and try to play it all down and you were trying to really run political organizations that should get these this status things like that and we said you know what the American people need to know how disgusting and gross. The IRS is acting here and how Bob is been trying to cover it up with holder.
It is IRS Commissioner McKay risk wishes they go through that for a career form and remember holder initially said report. There is wrongdoing here is criminal wrongdoing were to take action yeah been horses action was no accident that was Darius.
Anyways, take a listen though because and watch it to get on Facebook and periscope keep sure that your friends and feelings great visually today on the broadcast is were given UI clips from the documents available ACLJ films.com or on Amazon prime.
You look for a search for targeting us. The people's fight against the IRS. It's free on both ACLJ films.com or if you got Amazon prime targeting us. The people's fight against the IRS. So here we go, taking our clients before Congress and having them testify. I'm not here to serve our free American women are meant for guiding your place. It's not your responsibility to look out for my well-being. I want to protect and preserve the American people across oceans and risk their lives to become a part of slipping away expecting your government patriotic people like you expect them to be professionals, even if they don't like you are greatly can treat you with some respect. When I found out I was given the opportunity to testify was a privilege and I was honored to be able to tell the story for 2 1/2 years. The IRS is unlawfully delayed and obstructed my application for determination of tax-exempt status by using unconstitutional criteria. The types of questions asked by the IRS included asking me to identify the political affiliation of my mentors and then advise the IRS of my political position on virtually every issue of stewing for good measure.
I was asked to identify those whom I train and I informed the federal government in detail what I am teaching my students considering that the mission of my organization is devoted to mentoring young people some of whom are minors. Can you imagine the reaction of the students parents were I to turn over the names of their children to the IRS and to what end is it not conceivable that I be sued for the IRS threatened to audit the parents of those students. Yet my failure to comply with the stunning inquiry would result in the denial of my application for subject me to perjury.
You understand I mean these these individuals testified before the United States Congress because the rights have been violated here and confirm forcefully conduct conference takings taking all very seriously say something about the clients here and to all of them you're hearing from a lot of them today.
It takes a lot of willpower a lot of guts to subject yourself to federal litigation. Even if you're the plaintiff and they didn't and they did because they were concerned about the impact this was it have on their country concerned about their families. They were concerned about their nation.
They were concerned about their communities and the American Center for Law and Justice because of your support for our work is able to not only produce this great film that again called targeting us. The people spreading is the IRS bill but ACLJ films.com or Amazon prime. Either way, but also previous broadcast litigate the case, start a Government accountability Project. All of this takes place because of our support. The support you give us. So I would encourage you to go to ACLJ.org and support the work of the ACLJ inner matching child's camping but also let's put back on the screen again. You need to watch this movie enfolds called targeting us and is by our ACLJ film team. It's screaming now on ACLJ films.com and also on Amazon prime so we can get it to anybody in the world that has Amazon prime see this movie see the work that our clients did the work that we did the work you're supporting so continue to support the work of the ACLJ wanting to call Jim Hunter from Texas outline three Jim welcome to Jay Sekulow live, you are on the air guys. Thank God for you that you're out there. We all knew that God on my question is what punitive actions can be taken against these departments, i.e., Eric Holder, Susan Rice, what, when are they going to answer for what they do instead of just giving us an I'm sorry I'm sorry we got an injunction.
A declaratory action that also made them change all their policies in a companion case that was filed in Ohio that we were involved as well. Our clients receive monetary damages. Lois Lerner does no longer works at the Internal Revenue Service takes a number of other faiths case the IRS Commissioner so people were held accountable and that is but look, I would say this litigation takes time, if any, was here. That's what he would say, takes time to do and remember who the DOJ was the time they were going after their own people as it was holder that we were different. DOJ now that is got criminal investigation.
We can do criminal investigation ACLJ right, but Bill Barr turn Joe Barton can start them. And yes, I guess the deep state actors so so in the administration which administration is in charge really comes in the player. We can do so much in the civil courts have great victories there, but differ criminal when yes for criminal we get that all the time criminal takes it it's who's in charge Department of Justice and that that's it. That's election issue and that's who can hold those people accountable in a criminal way, but you know we just take our clients and say let's go before Congress. We went to federal court folks went to federal court. This is this all the way if you could you like to put together a full strategy is like a full campaign legally media, congressional testimony clients across the country taking on one and most feared federal agencies figure out that the FBI was trying to criminally come after our clients and then saying you know what, no more negotiating or taking you to court, IRS, and by the way the government hates when you take him to court has so many excuses.test.to be in court with meticulous I can imagine a harder entity to come against in the IRS tell you the IRS is a formidable foe.
Often times this is one of the most feared government institutions in the US they get your taxes.
They determine how much you know.
If you go back taxes they can seize your way to all these things IRS can do a lot of power. They know everything about you basically option to pursue voluntarily took a very brave group of individuals and organizations decided okay let's do this ACLJ we will fight back for our rights to fight for our recognition and fight for what we deserve from the IRS. Let's take the court was a serious and systematic problem with in the IRS that allowed this issue to percolate all the way to the top of tax-exempt organization had main treasury. There were concerns and reached into the White House and you know in the present present Obama dismiss this as inconsequential, but ultimately the way to handle this was court. You had to be in court to get this resolved. The reason I got into is because relational reason.
The Kentucky Nitro project was formed for principal. We fell are like to be my that we have a constitutional right that wasn't allowed to go forward and that thanks to the CAC. Okay, we had a voice.
Now they could fight back, shine a light on what was happening. So even if we didn't get what we deserve in the future, but organizations may be empowered to stand up and how that force you can't just say this to you can't say let them trample on the rights it was time to stand up to the other leaders who did the same rights overlook the reality is, I think that when you're looking to suit this movie and I think this is right. This gives you a sense of kindly overviews of the kind of things where we did an actual case that involved not just litigation involved congressional testimony litigation in federal court, a movie or TV. We put these clients, you know, not just on our own media, but right on Fox news and not always with us coming so often times you have your attorneys, you go on with your clients and sometimes that's it. You need to do that in this matter with 41 clients all the different matters and those with Artie testified before Congress and some of them were appearing on Fox is more than us at the time and that was great but you know those are all strategies.
It was like we just randomly happen, we would put all of that together made all those decisions who put forward with the put for who should be talking what issue should be very and of course figuring out FBI was try to criminally come after just treading the act actually taken down criminal. How disturbing is that well you'll find out in targeting the people's fight against the IRS available for firstname.lastname@example.org streaming their online and on Amazon prime free of your pride never targeting. Check it out only when a society can agree most vulnerable invoice. Is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant right free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally sealed. Powering the right question/the American Center for Law and solutions at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in Washington fighting to protect the courts and in Congress. ACLJ would not for that. We are grateful is an opportunity for you to help me way constitutional and I watch the ACLJ film documentary targeting's the people's fight against the IRS. When I say you go get the email@example.com for free it streaming their seven years. It's available if you just do that on your TV that you can go to you know if ACLJ films.com on your smart TV. Or you can go if you're an Amazon prime member and a tablet or on your TV as well or or your computer if you want to your Amazon prime member you search for targeting us.
The people's fight against the IRS and it's free for Amazon prime members, but as were walking you through this and again I encourage a Facebook periscope keep sure the great broadcast this year because visually I think that it's it's it's different than our normal radio broadcasts. We would check against TV quality, but were pursuing a lot of what we do on our real production side of star film side so we take you through cutting how this began that the opening getting the letters from the IRS, having the testimony how we got involved, how the lawsuit began but now we want to bring you to kind of with it. When we finally five years into this got the decision from the court and this is actually physical clip because it's one of our clients going through the decision for you. Take a take a listen or watch. The government has admitted entered into this and they've agreed that it's wrong to apply. US laws against any individual based upon their name. Sessions provide their lawful positions which are is of course where the issues that we ask that we espoused for our associations or even perceived associations is the first point. The second point is that the government has agreed that their actions whatever they take in this process must be evenhanded and never based upon the applicant's name their political viewpoint or associations are perceived associations and then the government finally declared or agreed that discrimination on the basis of our viewpoints that the government administering the tax code is a violation of fundamental violation of our First Amendment rights which we knew all along that the government was denying to treat us differently in getting tax-exempt status or any treatment under the tax code based solely upon her point of view to have these now agreed and admitted by the US government will provides precedent which I hope in the future will at least hold at bay when someone is tempted to do this again. They admitted that they lied. She broke the law, you know, and I guess that's the first time my understanding that they've ever admitted in a court proceeding that that they actually did something wrong. We had things put in place and they wouldn't do it again to somebody else, which is even more important and the most important.
That then becomes a precedent for that next group that comes 5 to 10 years now. My nine-year-old when she goes out she can say hey my dad did she.
That's what we did this one for me was for her to take couple minutes or talk about this because folks this is really important that you know you we get so busy we had so much activity since these cases that you forget. That's why were it's so important to do these documentaries because you want the history of what took place and this again. We could do this without you. So, first, thank you to all of you for allowing us to do this because without your support. We don't get to do this is that simple.
That's number one number two look at the result.
Now this was congressional testimony, which was extensive. Our clients testified before members of Congress. We then had litigation, which was not done overnight was a lot of hearings a lot of brief slot emotions appeals back and forth. We were successful that it was settlement discussions. You just saw in that clip that we just played from the movie the nature and scope without those settlement discussions which were really fantastic and we got an unbelievable result for our clients, which is an unbelievable result for the country and none of that happens. None of this takes place without your support of the ACLJ and what I love about this particular documentary. It shows the full gamut of what we do with the American Center for Law and Justice. It shows everything it shows litigation it shows negotiation. It shows congressional hearings. It shows resolution. It has a documentary that explains the entire case and when we have a daily radio and television broadcasts that comes to you from the studios each and every day.
The cost of your support for their couple things I like you to do first this weekend or tonight watch ACLJ films.com.
The movie is called targeting us.
The people's fight against the IRS started in 2010. 10 years ago. A decade ago, but we got a great result but yet they have incredible perseverance for all of us and you have to have incredible resources and because of God's graciousness, and your support of the ACLJ we have so targeting us, the people's fight against the IRS is available ACLJ films.com he could scream it there. It is screaming now or on Amazon prime which means the entire world can see it and we have an entire staff of producers and video experts and sound engineers and music design puts all this together in your support of our work at the ACLJ makes it all happen that what I would ask you to do was go see ACLJ films.com and see what else is on there. Besides targeting up.
I really like to see the IRS because it's I think it's important to understand and second second miss important support the work of the ACLJ and George want to address this in a moment, but I want is take a minute here.
First of all, I'm only asking you to support the ACLJ if you have the economic means to do that we would never do any kind of pressure.
And I know for some it's been very tough. But if you're able to support the work of the ACLJ is ideal wooden door does support the work of the ACLJ what a matching challenge campaign and that allows us to do everything I mentioned, go to court around the globe handle things at the United Nations get pastors and Christians out of prison in foreign countries litigate here in home helping. How many people now Jordan how many students over family and hundred families have contacted us that of those 1500 1300 of Artie been assigned to attorneys additional couple hundred. We just need more information from and then you're sorting through those who are actually willing to take that next step in action just the IRS matter because this confrontational focus as your listening or watching the special broadcast. Let me encourage you to be a part of our matching challenge Mike because of it for hundred of you donate five dollars, during a matching challenge month, that's $500 but actually you matching challenge month that becomes $1000 ACLJ because we have a group of donors who say you know what will match everything that is donated to you. Let's make sure those matching donors have to match quite a lot this month.
I think we have to compare some real warfare legal, government affairs internationally using every thing that we got at the ACLJ including our voice on radio and television experts behind that the production that we have all of that we got a pair for we are preparing for. We can be even that much more strong. Even that much more prepared with your financial support. Again donate in double the impact of your donation right firstname.lastname@example.org the American Center for lunch at cool issues at home and abroad for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ matching challenge for every dollar you donate $10 gift becomes 20 $50 gift becomes 100 protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms you forgive today online