Researcher Bill Kelly has posted the following action plan at his JFK Countercoup blog site. Join us outside the National Archives at 10:00 am on October 8 to picket for release of all JFK assassination related records by 2013:
Dear Mr. Chairman Darrell Issa (R. Calf.)
Meet the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, the one man who can schedule an oversight hearing on the JFK Act of 1992, which hasn’t had an oversight hearing since 1997, and should have one now that the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy is approaching.
We only have to convince one man to hold the hearing – Issa – a conservative Republican from north San Diego, California, who is the richest man in the House of Representatives.
But he’s a poker playing Republican, as can be seen by the picture on the wall of his office, and we can play poker with him, as we have a few aces in our hand.
From the same artist Andy Thomas:
We are starting a “Please tell me when?” campaign to get Rep. Issa to schedule a long overdue JFK Act Oversight Hearing by asking him to please tell us when he schedules one.
If everyone who contacted their congressman after seeing Oliver Stone’s “JFK” and complained about the secret JFK Assassination records will once again ask their representative why so many thousands of JFK assassination records are still being withheld, why many were deliberately destroyed after the Act was instituted and why there are so many missing? Why? And why hasn’t Congress held an oversight hearing to ask that question of any responsible person?
Be direct and frank but not rude.
Please Facebook, phone, write, email, fax and send a letter via the US Mail to:
Rep. Darrell Issa
Chairman, House Oversight Committee
2157 Rayburn HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
http://twitter.com/ – !/darrellissa
Washington DC Office • 2347 Rayburn House Office Building • Washington, DC 20515 • Phone: 202-225-3906 • Fax: 202-225-3303
California District Office • 1800 Thibodo Road, #310 • Vista, CA 92081 • Phone: 760-599-5000 • Fax: 760-599-1178
Dear Mr. Chairman Issa, Please inform me when you schedule an oversight hearing on the JFK Act, as I am interested in the proceedings. Can you tell me why there are so many still-withheld government records on the assassination of President Kennedy, and why, 50 years afterwards, the public still cannot read them? Thank you,
Join our Facebook JFK Act Lobby Group:
Sign our petition On Line -
Sponsored By: Committee for an Open Archives (COA)
To: U.S. Congress House Oversight Committee
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20513
(202) 225-5074 (202) 225-3974 (Fax)
Re: Congressional Oversight of JFK Act
To: Rep. Darrel Issa (R. Calf.), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and Rep. James Lankford (Rep. Ok.5) Chairman of the Sub-committee on Technology, Information Policy, Governmental Relations and Procurement Reform and members of the relevant sub-committee – Vice Chari Rep. Mike Kelly (R. Pa.3), Jason Chaffetz (UT. 3), Tim Walberg (MI-7), Paul Labrador (ID-1), Pat Meehan (PA.7), Blake Farentold (TX-27), Gerald Connolly (D. Va.), Christopher Murphy (D. Conn.), Stephen Lynch (D. Mass)].
Congress passed the JFK Act of 1992, requiring the release of all government records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in order to regain the publics confidence in government, which has been in steady decline since November 1963. That has not happened.
The House Oversight Committee has not held one hearing on this issue in nearly 15 years (June 1997), despite the destruction of Secret Service documents, the loss of national security records and the continued wrongful withholding of records that Congress has ordered released to the public.
It is imperative that Congress take some action to ensure that the law is enforced, the work mandated by the JFK Assassination Records Act is completed, and the government regain the confidence of the American public.
Therefore, we, the undersigned citizens of the United States and the free world, do hereby request the House Oversight Committee do its duty and hold public oversight hearings on the JFK Act.
Dennis R. Bartholomew
Edgar F. Tatro
David G. Healy
Abraham W. Bolden, Sr.
Richard E. Bergeron III
Larry J Hancock
Peter Dale Scott
The Coalition on Political Assassinations supports such hearings and the adoption of similar acts to release files on other historical events, including the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See our website at www.politicalassassinations.com.
Gregory D. Wagner
The Congress should require the National Declassification Center to process withheld JFK assassination related records as a high priority and before the 50th anniversary in 2013.
Staffan H Westerberg
Steven G. Foster, CMP, CTA
Rev. Carter A. Dary
Steven R Duffy.
Michael W. Flower
Roy Lee Schaeffer
Don J Hall
Angela May Jackson
John W. Eleazere
I have done research in the JFK Assassination Collection since 1994. I find it frustrating that there are still documents that have not been declassified. I have also found documents that are redacted but their cover sheets state that they have been fully declassified.
Thomas J. Moony
Patrick G. Murphy
Since near noon in Greenwich Village on November 22, 1963, when with Eric Norden, later many others including working with Jim Garrison I have spent the intervening years researching and writting five books and more than 2500 printed pages pursuing the inquiry and so any further query re the murderers (while dead) would be much appreciated.
Vincent J. Salandria
Todd W. Vaughan
Douglas P. Horne
Paul J. Kuntzler
I have worked in the John F. Kennedy research community since 1991 The company which I owned, Miller Reporting, Inc., reported the hearings and press conferences of the Assassination Records Review Board. On Tuesday, July 31, 2007, I placed a two-page advertisement in The New York Times about the government-wide conspiracy that resulted in the muder of President John Kennedy and the role which the American news media played then – and continues to play-in assisting the CIA , FBI and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in covering up this most atrocious crime in U.S. history.
Louise C. Baker)
John B. Gooch III
Rodger A. Remington
Theresa C. Mauro
There have been no hearings held since 1997, despite new and critically important information accumulating on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many relevant documents have been destroyed or have not been declassified and released to the public by government agencies despite the JFK Act and Freedom of Information Act requests.
Wilbur & Bette Hurst
dr. xylem galadhon
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D
James R. Hanson
Please make it possible to see and hear all items related to JFK’s assasination so history can be updated and corrected. History should reflect the correct people involved in this horrible act.
Mary Kay Paulson
John M. Morgan
John C Walker
Juan B. Giusti
WE THE PEOPLE deserve to have all files declassified. If Oswald didn’t do it, then shame on our government for hiding that, despite all the evidence that could have vindicated him.
James E. Phelps
There cannot possibly be anything held in the JFK files that are top secret 48 years after the murder
Deborah de Lorenzo
accountability and oversight are two of the biggest issues today for government
Robert K. McFadden
Every person, whether poor or rich, good or evil deserves a fair and proper inquiry into the circumstances surrounding their death. John Kennedy deserves this not only as President of the United States, but as a common man. Get over the politics, and solve the crime.
David F. Barnhart
Bjorn K. Gjerde
Dr. Gerald D. McKnight
As someone who has worked with government documents I am painfully aware of our govt’s pathological addiction to secrecy. For example–this is a howler–the Dept of Defense only last month declassified the Pentagon Papers, available to the public over these past four decades. Can we try and strike a blow for sanity in this matter? Secrecy is for losers.
William S Knowles
Tony Ellsworth Darrington
Peter D Antill
we need the truth, our country back if Oswald acted alone what is there to hide ?
This assassination changed the history of the world and politics in the United States. The truth about President Kennedy’s assassination must come out now.
We have a core 200 signatures and need to get a key 1,000. Be one of us.
Sign Your Name By emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org or sign the petition on line at: