Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 2 pieces

This week makes the one year anniversary of the start of this blog. Here is the first blog post.

For any new people who are just now finding this blog and are wondering why I am bitching about 2 pieces of junk mail, a few months ago the person who’s junk mail this is, was getting over 100 pieces a week. This is what one week’s worth of her mail used to look like:

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Any junk mail she gets now has slipped through multiple layers of my trying to stop it. So you will have to pardon me if I go hard on these last few stragglers.

All 2 pieces of junk mail

The junk mail box is looking very empty this week, just the way I like it.

2 pieces of junk mail
Let’s meet this week’s junk mail: Tools for Freedom and an old friend, the NRCC

Tools for Freedom junk mail
Tools for Freedom call (800) 770-8802 and choose 4 in the phone tree to talk to a human. They offer “cutting-edge information and alternative health resources to empower, enlighten, awaken, raise consciousness, spread the message of freedom and promote the truth of what is happening in the world.” Whatever that means. They sell books, DVD’s, woo pills, and a side of paranoia.

National Republican Congressional Committee NRCC
This one has “Office of the Treasurer” in the return address corner of the envelope. But it is a lie just to get you to open it. It is from the Treasurer of the National Republican Congressional CommitteeWiki page, Ballotpedia page, Open Secrets page. Opt-out here and call (800) 424-0215

They are very concerned for my gal: “I hope everything is okay and you’ve simply delayed sending in your renewal.” (incase you don’t know, she died last month).

Another snippet reads” We’ve kept our overhaed low, but my current projections show we are facing a short fall of $687,500 going into the Second Quarter.” I am not a fancy  treasurer, but my suggestion for helping you budget woes, is to stop sending so much junk mail.

1 pre-paid envelope ready to go

Only one pre-paid envelope to send out this week.

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail, 4 pieces

Ted Cruz junk mail

As I am writing this week’s round, up one of my junk mail boyfriends, Ted Cruz has announced that he is running for president. Fire up the printing press! They are going to start churning out junk mail to raise money for his campaign. To opt-out of junk mail from Ted Cruz call (713) 353-4330. That is only for junk mail directly from the Cruz campaign, not other groups that use Mr. Cruz to solicit donations. According to Open SecretsClub for Growth was his top donor for his senate campaign in 2012. Opt-out from Club for Growth here.

Ted Cruz Victory Committee

All 4 pieces of junk mail
Only 4 pieces this week. All of them are on their last legs.

Freedom Watch
Freedom Watch run by Larry Klayman. Wiki page. To opt-out call (310) 595-0800 and email leklayman@gmail.com If they blow you off, do what I had to do and send a complaint to the DMA. Junk mail from them should stop in April.

American Seniors Against Obama Care a program of Citizen Guardian
American Seniors Against Obama Care a program of Citizen Guardian, Inc. GuideStar page, Opt-out info@CitizenGuardian.org and call (202) 469-3433. They use Engage Direct Mail and InfoCision.  This should be the last piece of junk mail I get from them.

Frontiers of Freedom
Frontiers of Freedom, run by George Landrith. Charity Navigator page (not rated), Source Watch page. Opt-out here info@ff.org. It is better to call them at (703) 246-0110, they have a choice in their voice mail just for getting of their mailing list.

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse
Sweepstakes Clearinghouse PO Box 569600 Dallas TX 75356 and 2000 E Lemar BLVD Arlington TX 76006. These guys just aren’t listing. They have already gone to step 2 with a Prohibitory Order. So I put the notice in the pre-paid envelope. Maybe they will get it this time.


Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 7 pieces

All 7 pieces
I am back from my trip to the desert. While I was out I got a great comment from Lorraine part of it read: “I wrote a letter directly to the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and was told when I called 10 days later that she was off the list.” Good for you Lorraine.

While I was out only 7 pieces of mail showed up.  This month is the end for a whole bunch of groups.
March Calendar

United States Justice Foundation USJF
2 from United States Justice Foundation. Charity NavigatorSource Watch page. Opt-out here or call (760) 788-6624. Also op-out through Response Unlimited. The USJF has ignored me so I sent a complaint to the DMA a few weeks ago. I sent another web mail and mentioned that I will never give them money, lo and behold I got a response back! Mail from them should stop in April.

Senior Citizens League
The Senior Citizens League a special project of The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Open Scerets page, opt-out here info@tsclhq.org (email bounced back) and call 800-333-8725 also email TREA here and call 800-338-9337 Their fundraisers are Jeremy Squire and AssociatesProduction Management GroupDirect Mail Processors Inc, Wiland Direct, RMI Direct

Traditional Values Coalition
Traditional Values Coalition run by Rev. Louis P. Sheldon  and his daughter Andrea Lafferty Wiki page, Washington State page  Open Secrets page, Charity Navigator page (no rating) opt-out here (714)520-0300 (no pick up) tvcca@traditionalvalues.org (no reply). They want to be “the religious conservative alternative to the ultraliberal AARP.” TVC is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for it’s anti-gay views. Andrea Lafferty is proud of this and wears it like a badge of honor. American Target Advertising is their fundraiser. They also use Maureen Otis’s American Caging email maureen@americancaging.com and call (281) 277-0079.

Center for the American Future
Center for the American FutureWashington State page, Charity Navigator page (not rated) Opt-out here Info@centerfortheamericanfuture.com and call (281) 803-9451

Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research
Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Washington State page, Charity Navigator page (not rated). Opt-out here contactus@lincolnreview.com (703) 759-4278. I got no response from either. I sent a complaint to the DMA.

America Grant Network
America Grant Network PO Box 3211 New York NY 10008. Run by Robert Newhart. Just send in $34.95 and he will tell you how to get free money from the government. This is one of the great canards of scam junk mail. They have an F from the BBB. Multiple Rip-off Reports. If you really need financial help from the government go to USA.gov and they can point you in the right direction. Or go to Unclaimed.org to find unclaimed money in closed bank accounts. Do not try to cash the check in the mailpiece. More than likely it won’t work, but in case it does, it will give Robert Newhart access to your bank account. If you want to stop this type of junk mail fill out a form 1500.

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 9 pieces

All 9 pieces
Only 9 pieces this week. I am going on a trip for a couple of weeks. So I won’t be posting for the next 2 to 3 weeks. I have loaded up the Drowning in Junk Mail Facebook page with scheduled posts every day if you need a little junk mail fix while I am out.

2 from Citizen Guardian
2 from Citizen Guardian, Inc. One from regular Citizen Guardian and one from American Seniors Against Obama CareGuideStar page, Opt-out info@CitizenGuardian.org and call (202) 469-3433. They use Engage Direct Mail and InfoCision.  Junk mail from them should stop in March.

FRC Action
Family Research Council‘s FRC Action, Wiki page, SPLC page, Opt-out here and call (800) 225-4008. They checked the system and she is not in it. Last one?

National Republican Congressional Committee NRCC John Boehner
National Republican Congressional Committee NRCC using John Boehner. Wiki page, Open Secrets page opt-out here and call (800) 424-0215

The Leadership Conference
Leadership Conference Education FundCharity Navigator page a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Wiki page, Charity Navigator page, opt-out here and call (202) 466-3434. Their fundraiser is The Bonner Group.

This is an invitation to the The Leadership Conference Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner. May 13 2015 at the Washington Hilton. Leave your tiara at home, this event is business attire. The honorees are Eric Holder, Laura Murphy, and Bob Dole.

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Competitive Enterprise Institute Wiki page, Source Watch page, Charity Navigator page. I couldn’t find an email address. Call them at (202) 331-1010. Morgan Meredith & Associates does their direct mail.

As I am typing this up the US Supreme Court is hearing the case King v. Burwell. The very topic of this mail package. Competitive Enterprise Institute‘s page about the case King v. BurwellSCOTUS blog‘s coverage of the case.

American Red Cross
American Red CrossWiki page, Charity Navigator page opt-out here and call (800) 733-2767. Don’t donate to the Red Cross, Don’t donate to the Red Cross, and finally Don’t donate to the Red Cross. Mail from them should stop in March.

Food for the Poor
Classic poverty porn from Food for the Poor inc, Charity Navigator page 3 stars. Opt-out here donorservice@foodforthepoor.com and call (800) 427-9104

International Gifts Congregation ICG scam
Only one scam this week
International Gifts Congregation ICG, Giuseppe (Pippo) di Fortunato, Grand Master of Occultism
Logistic Processing
PB 34 Hughersluys 27 4530 AA Terneuzen Holland

I have emailed and called so many people about the scam mail from the Netherlands. Either they can’t help me, or they ignore me. I will stop you Giuseppe (Pippo) di Fortunato, Grand Master of Occultism if it the last thing I do.