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Good morning I'm -- mart now.
President of coalition for life of Iowa based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Coalition for life of Iowa is a grassroots.
Low budget public charity founded in 2004.
To provide prayer education.
And related activities about the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
Throughout our history we have organized and sponsored educational forums and engaged in peaceful.
In 2000 a name we start by the one C three tax exempt recognition from the IRS.
But feeling a complete IRS form ten -- -- -- three application.
I speak today so that what happened to -- -- -- iris the IRS's.
And intolerance toward our message mean I happen to others.
The IRS's questions centered on -- educational.
And potential political activities.
Our prayer groups and -- assignments.
I'm April 27 2009.
I areas agent ms.
Out of the Cincinnati office.
Sent me a letter asking about -- educational forms.
Whether we were trying to influence legislation or influence political campaigns.
We already answered -- on the -- form 1023 application.
I responded may fourteenth answering caller questions fully.
In the subsequent weeks IRS agent Richards contacted me by telephone a few times.
Asking more questions about her activities.
Some questions I -- she was -- able to answer and would put me on hold and check with her superior or superiors.
In June of 2009 ms.
Richards told me verbally.
That we needed to send in a letter with the entire board signatures.
Stating that under -- -- a lot.
We would not.
-- -- protest or organized picket and protest outside of Planned Parenthood.
Upon -- such a letter she indicated that the IRS would allow our application to go through.
So we tend to follow -- letter to -- -- respectfully request.
-- -- The stories that we are hearing about the reams of paperwork that was required.
The nineteen month wait times at these people had and then they were told that if they didn't return it thirty days.
They would not receive the extent the tax exempt status -- they sought.
Incredible stories that we are hearing from the people who were the subjects of these investigations.
We will be right back with more live coverage here in America's Newsroom.
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