Drowning in Junk Mail – Where Does the Junk Mail Get Printed? & Opt-out of Publishers Clearing House

Remember the other day when I said that I was going to let the American political junk mail go for a while. Well, I lied. Everyday I do more research and find out more about the junk mail industry.

When I was writing about The National Center for Public Policy Research I accidently tossed in a group that wasn’t theirs. How? It looked and was formatted exactly the same except for some small print under the group’s name.

3 SuperPACs

I have highlighted the different parent groups in green. They are:

National Campaign to Impeach Obama
A project of the FRC (Federation of Responsible Citizens)

Health Care Reform Task Force
A project of The National Center for Public Policy Research

White House Watch                                                                                                                                                   A project of Policy Issues Institute (Can not find anything about this group except a brief mention on Floyd Brown’s wiki page.)

Something they do have in common (I can not prove Policy Issues Institute but I strongly suspect) they share the same print shop Response Dynamics Inc. “We are everything you need for direct mail success!” Wiki page. I still don’t know who makes their mail.

Source Watch mentions that Response Dynamics Inc. is run by Ron Kanfer the guy that helped raise money to pay for the notorious 1988 Willie Horton political attack ads. 

Hay didn’t Floyd Brown also have something to do with the Willie Horton ad?

I haven’t seen that ad in years. Let’s take a look:

It seems quaint and child like, compared to today’s SuperPAC fueled ads.

Where was I? Oh yah, all of the best political junk mail comes from one print shop in Virginia.


Federation of Responsible Citizens

Federation of Responsible Citizens this was the group I initially confused to be someone else.

Health Care Reform Task Force a project of The National Center for Public Policy Research

See the plastic envelope? Same packaging as the Federation of Responsible Citizens. Except the Federation of Responsible Citizens gave me money. Time to step up your game The National Center for Public Policy Research.

Back to Federation of Responsible Citizens They also go by the names:

  • American Federation of Senior Citizens
  • National Campaign to Guarantee Social Security
  • National Committee
  • National Senior Action Council (NSAC)
  • Political Headquarters
  • National Campaign to Impeach Obama

Here a nice story from 2005 about American Federation of Senior Citizens from Raw Story.


Policy Issues Institute

2 letters from Policy Issues Institute Floyd Brown’s group Policy Issues Institute: United States Health Congress, and White House Watch. TheWhiteHouseWatch.com is broken. The only website connected to this group that I could find is Impeach Obama Campaign. I think he runs WesternJournalism.com. So I sent a note to the Contact Us page. I also sent an e-mail to Citizens United a SuperPac he founded. Their e-mail is  info@citizensunited.org. Hopefully it works.

 


419 scam in the news

Lady from Emporia, Va is almost scammed by someone from Africa. All she wanted was a new heater. 


Publishers Clearing House

Let’s end on a happy note. It is Publishers Clearing House season (Wiki page). At the end of April they will give out their prize. If you would like to opt-out of their mailing list do it here

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One thought on “Drowning in Junk Mail – Where Does the Junk Mail Get Printed? & Opt-out of Publishers Clearing House

  1. It seems that after Daily Exposure on Facebook under # Financial Elder Abuse Hall of Shame Amy Ridenour of the National Center for Public Policy Research & All her Umbrella Groups previously listed plus the new Task Force for Health Care Reform, have started to get the Message to Cease & Desist! They were Last Week’s “Winner” @$2400 in Weekly “Donations” Requested. Thus making their Total Requests for a 30 day Cycle @ Greater than $5000!

    Google Earth showed me that their Washington DC address is a Dead-end Ally 4 blocks from the Capitol Steps. Research has shown that they have a String of One-Off PO Boxes at the Union Station Post Office.

    Why they are Allowed to Continue to Fleece the Elderly is something Congress needs Curtail. But then, who will grease their palms if they started to watching out for the welfare of the Elderly Constituents?

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