We wish to personally thank all 5000 people who signed the petition to the White House to investigate the corruption and graft between the “church” of Scientology and the US Department of Justice.
I know there are dozens of people who went the extra mile by reaching out and educating other citizens prompting them to also sign the petition. Double thanks to you all.
There are also five people who I know personally who went even further beyond the call of duty to educate the public in big ways to assure the petition made its targeted total. If I omitted anyone who was involved on that level, please inform me. Do not take this as an invalidation if you were at that level of involvement and I failed to mention you by name. These are the folks I have been made aware of as deserving of special mention.
5. Theo Sismanides
4. Sandy “Data Dir” Richards
3. Steve “Thoughtful” Hall
2. Karry Campbell.
And the most effective connector and networker in the Independent field:
#1. Karen de la Carriere.
Again, thanks to everybody who signed. You all are special.
Catch some z’s. I’ve got some fireworks to share tomorrow.
UPDATE, Friday morning 21/10,by Steve Hall:
Marty — you and Karen de la Carierre especially deserves props, as does Graham Berry (signature #1) and our incredible ally, Ursula Caberta. I want to let everyone know that this entire accomplishment was a direct result of our trip to Germany (thanks to everyone who supported us on that project). After Marty and Mosey arranged to go there, Ursula quietly arranged for Graham to attend — to help heal some old wounds (the CoS went after him murderously and tried to destroy him in the late 1990s). As LRH said, “Problems end when communication begins” so we all got in comm. From communication came real friendships and the next thing you know, Graham came up with this bright idea for a petition. Karen (signature #4) helped phrase the wording of it — she and Graham spent two days working it over. The result was a magnificent petition that really listed out the Church’s crimes. But when Graham clicked “Submit” a dialog box opened saying that it was too long. Petitions were limited to 840 characters!
As everyone knows, the CoS is so loaded with crimes one could go on for tens of thousands of words and still only be scratching the surface. Alas, back to the drawing board went Graham and Karen, shortening and condensing it down to a pithy 840 characters.
Conferring with Karen on people who very much went the extra mile to push this along were the following names in addition to those already stated:
Emma of ESMB created a sticky to promote the petition on her forum for everyone to see.
The moderators of OCMB — Sponge and I’m Glib — also pushed it hard on their forum.
The decent activists in Anonymous who pitched right in and helped to push this along — they deserve acknowledgment.
Special acknowledgment to Greebly who brought enormous energy and attention to the petition.
Mark Bunker tweeted it and pushed the petition hard on all his lines and pushed it on his website Knowledge Report.
Old Auditor helped big time by really pushing it on his Possibly Helpful Advice website.
Terrill Parks promoted the petition on 100 different forums!
As the creator of Scientology-cult.com, I wanted to extend a heart-felt thank you to all. This cause brought together not only people who have been ruthlessly victimized by the “church” but also their friends and families. And more, it brought together thousands of people whom OSA and David Miscavige desperately want to divide and conquer: critics, Independents, ex-Scientologists, Freezoners, free thinkers, human rights activists, Anonymous, and all the hundreds of Scientologists under the radar who signed the petition anonymously.