Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Slowly starting to reach Congress

A few weeks ago, I encouraged everyone to write to their Representative and Senators regarding the FBI's decision to not participate in the Kenyan inquest.

I did my part, writing to my congressmen. One answered me last week, requesting a letter detailing the how, when and why. Today I heard from the other two -- interestingly enough the two who have never responded to my requests in the past. One has already sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller asking him to reconsider their decision; another requested a privacy release to conduct business on my behalf (it's in the mail).

People, you can make a difference through your elected officials! Many have easy-to-use websites sending them a message immediately. All of them have some form of online communication process. Addresses are available and I am more than willing to help draft letters on your behalf.

The key is to make that connection. Let them know you care about this issue and it needs their attention. The FBI is paid with our tax dollars and, therefore, we CAN have a say in where they go and what they do. It's through our congresspeople. By letting them know we are paying attention.

Please, contact your elected officials and urge them to have the FBI testify in John's inquest.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Contact your Senators and Representative!

For the past two years, the Kenyan government has been conducting an inquest into John's death. Recently, the attorneys representing the church and our family submitted a formal request to the FBI to testify at the inquest. Last week, the FBI responded by stating they did not feel it necessary to testify as they had been involved in the investigation.

I urge you to get your Senators and Representative to contact the Justice Department regarding this matter. The inquest is an official government investigation and our government is now not cooperating with the death of a United States citizen!

The FBI has information on lost evidence, witness lists, etc., that is vital to the inquest -- whether it proves the FBI's conclusion of suicide or not. As a family, we are simply hoping to have the truth be told ... and the FBI is extremely important to seeing that accomplished.

Please write, call, email your congress people as soon as possible. The more we make noise, the more we will get the truth told.