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Hollow IRS Apologies Won’t Prevent Future Discrimination and Abuse
True the Vote Statement on Settlements of IRS Lawsuits

HOUSTON, TX - October 26, 2017 - Today, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht released the
following statement regarding the recent announcement of settlements in the Linchpins of Liberty v. United
States and NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. IRS cases.

“The settlements are notable in that, for the first time, the IRS admitted their discrimination against
conservative groups was wrong and unlawful. But what is to prevent it from happening again?

Hollow apologies from the IRS won’t prevent future discrimination and abuse. The American people deserve
more”, said Engelbrecht, “True the Vote welcomes the Department of Justice’s offer to enter into settlement
negotiations in our case, provided that the outcome produces meaningful protections for all
organizations. Regardless of your political viewpoint, no one should ever be subjected to what we were put

“True the Vote believes that an injunction is needed against the IRS to ensure that in the future, under
Republican or Democrat administrations, political opponents are not targeted by the IRS for discriminatory and
unlawful treatment,” said True the Vote attorney, Jim Bopp.

As of today, True the Vote’s lawsuit against the IRS remains unsettled.


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