J.A.M. POST MEETING NOTES + SPECIAL YEAR-END HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2023
“Our story is publicly unfolding, and it looks like Attorney Ana Toledo will merely have to take a stroll down History Making Lane – God’s gift to her for her courage, character, and commitment to truth.” – GoGi’s 2023 quote
Another enlightening J.A.M. session was held on 12/26, continuing the tradition of empowering discussions. Our community’s commitment to addressing the challenges faced by targeted individuals remains strong.
– The meeting opened with reflections on 2023 and the progress made in various initiatives.
– Participants shared personal stories, emphasizing the strength and resilience of the community.
– Legal and political updates were discussed, focusing on recent developments and future strategies.
– The meeting underscored the importance of collective action and solidarity among members.
1. Legal Challenges: Conversations revolved around legal battles and the importance of persistent advocacy.
2. Political Advocacy: Updates on political efforts and plans for future lobbying were shared.
3. Personal Experiences: Members shared their experiences, providing insights and fostering a sense of community support.
– The next meeting will focus on specific advocacy strategies and community support mechanisms.
– Members are encouraged to prepare by researching relevant topics and bringing new ideas to the table.
The meeting concluded on a note of optimism, with a renewed commitment to our goals and a deep appreciation for the supportive community we have built.
– Tonight GoGi and Attorney Ana Toledo presented a special end-of-the-year homework assignment for all members.
-Dive into the discussion! Enhance your understanding by watching the captivating YouTube replay of our final call of the year.
Homework Assignment: Educating Lawmakers on the Terrorist Screening Database
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB). The number of individuals in the TSDB has seen a huge increase over the years. On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, a group of 12 Democratic lawmakers, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren, sent a letter calling for a review of the TSDB program. They raised concerns over accuracy, due process, and civil rights violations.
Our Assignment (assigned jointly by GoGi and Attorney Ana Toledo):
GoGi’s Sample Post:
In addition to the watchlist, there are over 400k innocent American citizens in the Terrorist Screening Database’s Targeted Individual Program (Handling Codes 3 and 4). We, as targeted individuals (TIs), are placed in the TSDB for illegitimate reasons with no warning, no due process, meeting no terrorist criteria, and no redress. For decades, we’ve been secretly spied on, followed, hacked, as well as tortured and experimented on. Please do not let us remain on this list- invisible Everyday Moms and Dads!
Attorney Ana Toledo has encouraged us to act as ambassadors for our community and educate lawmakers and officials about the problems with the TSDB. She advises us to communicate in respectful, eloquent terms that they can understand – using legal language and statistics where possible.
We should avoid discussing topics like human trafficking or remote neural monitoring that could feed into a “fantastical” narrative. Instead, we should focus our message on the key facts:
– The TSDB includes over 400,000 innocent American citizens who do not meet any terrorist criteria.
– The FBI has admitted placing people in the TSDB for illegitimate reasons.
– The DOJ has acknowledged that 97% of those in the TSDB are “non-investigative subjects” (handling codes 3 and 4).
– Former FBI Deputy Director Timothy Groh admitted in a declaration that he did not know of any terrorist events stopped due to the TSDB.
Attached is Timothy Groh’s declaration, which contains relevant excerpts establishing that the watchlist primarily consists of “known and suspected terrorists.” However, footnotes 3 and 7 acknowledge the presence of individuals who do not meet the terrorist criteria. It is worth noting a discrepancy between Groh’s claim that the watchlist serves State Department purposes and the absence of any mention of such individuals in the Audit reports by the DOJ. The reports solely reference “non-investigative subjects.” https://mail.proton.me/u/3/inbox
1. Carefully review the background materials provided, including Senator Warren’s letter and the notes from Attorney Toledo.
2. Draft social media posts, emails, or faxes to educate lawmakers using the key facts listed above. Focus on legal terms and concrete statistics over emotional appeals.
3. Each person should post their message in at least 3 places (Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, email, fax, etc). At least 1 of the messages should be an email or fax.
4. Encourage others in your social media networks to get involved and contact lawmakers as well.
5. Follow up with lawmakers after January 9th to ask if they have responded to the concerns raised.
Remember, it is through thoughtful, persistent education that we can create change. Let’s work together diplomatically to get innocent citizens removed from the TSDB. Our freedom depends on it.
Attorney Ana Toledo: “It is your work that is moving mountains”
Important Notes from Attorney Ana Toledo:
– Do not confuse watchlist with TSDB
– Do not use the word dataset
– Watchlist is not the same as the TSDB
– Don’t repeat the word dataset because it is a trap