[THANKS FOR A NICE DONATION THIS MORNING — COUNTRY UNKNOWN.]
EmBee asks: “PLEASE don’t let the FATCA fight fizzle!”
Canada’s National Post says today that there is: “…an American maxim: when all else fails, sue.”
January 8, 2016 UPDATE: WE NEED $65,917 IN 23 DAYS (February 1, 2016) TO CONTINUE OUR CANADIAN FATCA LAWSUIT
$539,023 for legal costs donated so far, but $65,917 more are needed to continue the litigation.
— This means that you have already raised 89.1% of the money we need to get all the way through the Federal Court stage with our Charter trial.
This Charter trial is our next step in the litigation — and our donor-supporters will determine when the trial will happen. We would like to have a trial decision before the next handover (by September) of your private banking information.
We want our litigation success in Canada to be the spark that ends FATCA IGAs in all FATCA compliant countries. Read again our Claims.
Gwen, one of our two Plaintiffs, asks for your help:
“Ginny has articulated [below] her anxiety about reaching our funding goals and I have to agree that this is also what keeps me up at night or wakes me up in the morning with a knot in my stomach. Ginny and I are not afraid of the big bad wolf…we are afraid of our endeavour petering out for lack of funds and that the rights of all designated “US persons” will be trampled upon with no resistance.
WE MUST continue to resist this bullying by all governments, starting with the US, but especially the chickensh** colluding governments around the world that have infringed on our freedoms and rights within our own home countries by signing IGA’s allowing FATCA.
Ginny, our second Plaintiff, also asks for your support:
“…I never lose a night’s sleep about what the USG plans for me, but I can tell you every day when I read the headline post and see the outstanding debt, my stomach churns. It also saddens me that we rely on the same generous folks here, time after time, though we are so grateful. Where oh where are the others?
Gwen and I and the committee will do this work everyday for everyone so affected, for as long as it takes. It is the choice we made and we have no regrets. I did not have a moment’s hesitation when I offered to be a plaintiff, even with the public disclosure required of my personal identity and financial affairs. That’s how strongly I believe in this cause, as do the donors.
I do not want to let you down, I do not want to disappoint you, I do not want us to fail at this point and have to stop this litigation. We have come so far! We can take pride in this grass root organisation that has already shown the Canadian government that our voices will be heard in every court that will hear us because our cause is just and right. They are using our tax money to fight us, which is disgusting and means we are paying twice. Let’s not be cowered by that.
Let us continue to support each other as we get this done.”
Only 23 days to make the February 1 2016 payment. Please support our Plaintiffs.