I read with half hearted interest the panic of these poor fools that are being called on the phone by the ACLJ. It is apparent that this is an act to defame an excellent organization. I was tickled at the bad spelling, grammar, and overall histrionics these complainers have produced. Get over it. You got on the list, get off it. I doubt all of you are that stupid, I think this is staged......And by the way, Christianity is not about the person who often does not live up to "Faith without works is dead"; Christianity is about letting God, through the word, work on lives through Christ. But this is going to be lost on many, which is more the pity. I stumbled into this sight by "accident". I was trying to see the organizational name J. Seckulow (sp?) works for. I was in prison for five years and listening to his testimony on the radio and his work making sense of the world and fighting injustice made me a fan. I wonder too, how this sight made it to the top of the Google site. It takes some pulling some strings (money) for that. Send them money, they deserve it.
I have never seen such a bunch of confused people in my life.
this is Concerned Women of America. cwfa.org is their website.
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) specializes in constitutional law and is based in Washington, DC. The ACLJ is an organization dedicated to the defense of constitutional liberties secured by law.
American Center for Law and Justice is a d/b/a for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center's purpose is to educate, promulgate, conciliate, and where necessary, litigate, to ensure that those rights are protected under the law. The organization has participated in numerous cases before the Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, and various state courts regarding freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained by writing to us at P.O. Box 450349, Atlanta, GA 31145-0349.
See Beverleys post below. "This is Ultra Conservative Right Wing Group. They're non-profit so National Do Not Call List doesn't apply to them but they have to stop calling if you notify them to stop. Here is main phone #:202-488-7000
." I am registered as a Repub but consider myself a libertarian. It is racist, fascist groups like this that should be destroyed. The person that answers the phone will direct you to the group that will remove you. That person (a racist, male-bashing, rediculous woman) claims your # will be removed whithin "a week or so". Im so mad I have to vote for a Dem just to go against CWFA!! But in this case HE IS the better choice! This set of calls was against Congressman Wolf (VA) GO VOTE!
To Gina: You have your head firmly up and locked. These great christians are out to rob you blind and you're dumb enough to let them take your money. I somebody wants to take 'In God We Trust' off our currency, I couldn't care less. Does the money still buy the items I need? It's because of 'christians' like them that I bailed on christianity. Second largest pack of hyicrits on the planet. Who's first? Muslims.
Joe Schmoe Jun 07th, 2008
I have repreatedly told these losers to stop calling me but they refuse to honor my request. Looks like I will need to block their numbers once again.
I have been getting calls from this number for a year and a half. Each time they ask for someone who the number does not belong. I have repeatedly told them that no one by that name lives here and to remove me from the list. I finally had it today and talked to a supervisor Christy Overholts and told her to remove my number and that I will report them for harassing phone calls. She became very rude! I further told her that my number is listed on the do not call list!!! I believe that when I do not have anything better to do I will repeatedly call them as I do not have to pay for long distance!
This is a Christina organization. They appear to be using a computer to call lots of people, but they don't have enough operators to respond when someone answers. I've gotten this too frequently and am annoyed. Since they are a charity, they do not fall under the protection of the Do-Not-Call-List.
You can be REMOVED!!!
You can call the number and you get a message. If you press 1, you will hear about them. When they are done, press 3, the option to remove your name from the list. They will remove you in 30 days.
Wow, all these complaints regarding 202-552-1972. I filed a complaint with the Do Not Call Agency, but what good does it do if they never do anything about it. Why hasn't 202-552-1972 been shut down???
Someone waited for our voice mail and just said "Hello Mrs. Ellis?" then hung up.
ACLJ ?? WHAT??
WHAT A PAIN, Thats What !!! These guys keep calling and just dont get the message, I've told them several times they have the wrong number but to no advail !!
I WAS OUT. NO MESSAGE LEFT. DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF, RIGHT?
Linda DePeel Jan 21st, 2008
It's realy annoying, they call every single morning and sometimes in the evening too. Every time I answer the phone, nobody is there, yet the phone calls keep coming. It has been weeks now!
Called @ 1: 48pm EST - left no message
The ACLJ I know is the American Center for Law and Justice. But the calls I get from this group tell me show up as ACLJ and then ask me about my credit and how I can qualify for better interest rates, blah, blah, blah. ????
Calls every month, no message.
This is just another example of the lust for money and power by the so-called religious right. They are so blood thursty and power mad that they will use your emotions to hound you for every cent that you have. I suggest before anyone sends money to these self appointed religious leaders read what Jesus taught in the Bible. He did not teach war,lawsuits against others or the mixing of politics with religion.
Jerks. I don't need their calls. I especially don't need to be wasting my time on a daily basis only to get a machine hanging up on me. Then, after following the process to get them to remove my number from their database (thanks to the info on this site), they say it should happen within 30 days?!?! C'mon! With the system they have in place, they should be removing my number within MINUTES of my request! They've just ensured NOT receiving any of my money.
Is there any way to get them to stop?
This company has been contracted to do fund raising for the ACLJ. Jay Sekulow and his ACLJ is a great organization that defends free speech rights and other constitutional rights that anti-American left wingers are trying to remove from society, but his choice of fund raising companies is an extremely poor choice. These losers are worse than telemarketers. Unfortunately Coral Ridge Ministries uses the same bunch too. Even though they are to great things for the world, I won't send either one of those groups a dime now that they use telemarketing, arm twisting methods to raise funding for their work.
AnonymousJohn Nov 13th, 2007
they been calling for a few days no one says anything and then they hang up this is repeated 3-4 times a day
Has called several times, bur when we answer, no one answers.
R.Anderson Nov 12th, 2007
This is the American Center for Law and Justice based in Washington, DC. We did make a one time donation and now they won't leave us alone! They call several times a week when we aren't home and never leave a message. I called the 202-552-1972 number back and got a recording that indicated they were calling us with information and would call back again in the next few days. However, I found that if you then press 1 for more information you get a second promt and can press 3 to stop receiving phone calls from the ACLJ. The recorded message said that our phone number would be removed from their call list within 30 days. Guess we'll wait and see - hope it works.
This was the first time I answered because the Called ID did not identify it as ACLJ. The woman on the line did, to which I replied that I had already reported you SOB's and do not call here again.
Gil Taylor Oct 30th, 2007
Second call this week. Did not answer. No message left.
Gil Taylor Oct 24th, 2007
They call my house almost everyday. My husband answered tonight. I usually won't pick up. I looked it up and it is American Center for Law and Justice. They asked for me, and our phone number is not listed in my name. They stated they were Am. Center for Law and Justice and he told them it was too late to be calling and hung up. I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST and do not like being solicited. For all I know it could be FRAUD and not the real ACLJ.
Rings and when I answer no one is there; my caller ID shows this phone number calls me EVERY WEEK DAY at different times. If I do answer, no one there. How irritating.
Here's the scoop. These calls are from a phone bank for ACLJ. The computer calls 3 numbers at same time; the first to answer gets the call, the other 2 are dropped. CWFA does the same, and I was receiving calls from them earlier in the year. They were much more sympathetic. Up until today, I gave monthly to ACLJ, but because I am SO annoyed by these constant calls, I told member services I won't be donating anymore. They replied that 'they' are aware of the problem with these types of calls, but I guess they must get more positive responses than negative. I'll just give that money to MAF instead!
This idiots have been calling me every morning around 9:30 AM. I tell them hot to call and they call anyways.
ACLJ = Evangelical telemarketing organization has begun calling me every other day.
called 8 times in a week. caller ID displays ACLJ.
Call came in at 12:06pm EST. A woman asked for someone unknown to me. She apologized for dialing the wrong number. That was the end of that.
Same thing as everyone else - call came from 202 552 1972. They call at least once a day, every day and even wake us up!
This number calls several times a day and this has been going on for 7-8 months. Never answer and my phone has no answer machine. You'd think when they get a fax noise it would stop but it hasn't
Calls daily. Will report to the Do Not Call Registry.
It's the American Center for Law & Justice, a right-wing religious fanatical group trying to secure donations to push its agenda through the courts.
Visit their anti-freedom website at www.aclj.org and read between the lines.
I received call at least twice a day. They will not leave a messasge. this has been going on for 2 month or more. I am listed on the no call list till 2012.I do not answer calls I don't know who calling and they never leave a message. Thanks
machine picked up....... no message .will not answer if this call comes again !.
I called the number on caller ID and pressed 1 right away and then 3 right when the next recording started. I was asked to enter my phone number and was then told the calls would stop within 30 days. I hope it works! Thanks for the info.
These knuckleheads calls me at least twice a day. If they don't stop calling, I may pick-up the phone and curse them out.
They have been calling for the past two weeks non-stop, every morning 9-10, and again between 12-2 pm. It is really annoying. The Caller ID always shows ACLJ. They never leave a voicemail.
Have received multiple calls (at least two daily for several consecutive days). Caller ID shows ACLJ; when answering machine picks up, it disconnects w/o leaving a message.
This call must from a bad person.
this call mast from a bad person.
Caller ID showed "OUT OF AREA" and the number 202-552-1966
. If businesses don't have the courage to show who they are then they should NOT be allowed the priviledge of having telephones.
phone rang, i answered and said hello, didn't hear anything so i hung up
This is the second call I have received from this number with dead air when I answer. Very frustrating, to say the least.
This web site has served its purpose, Thanks. After receiving several calls, I called back. Press 1 to hear more info., after listening you may enter your phone number to be removed from the list. Quite simple.
Why do you all pick up the phone when its telemarketers? Such fools.
ACLJ. Never a msg. Called back, pressed 1 then 3 then my number to remove from their list.
They call every day sometimes twice a day. Never leaves a message and won't respond when I say hello. Caller ID says ACLJ. Can't help them if they don't won't to talk. But then why do they call?
They call my home at least 1/day no messages left. I am on the DNC registry and report them every time. I have also reported them to the FCC and sent a letter directly to the ACLJ office in Washington, DC to stop calling. I do not donate money to anyone - charity begins at home. Don't know what else to do to get them to stop.
Please take me off your list
Karl Kennedy May 12th, 2007
If you call 757-226-2489
, you can ask to be removed from their database. This is the American Center for Law and Justice. Although I support their cause , I don't want to receive several calls every day.
American Center for Law and Justice keeps calling from 202-552-1972
and they NEVER leave a message.
nobody there when I picked up - then they hung up after I said HELLOOOO several times
I support the ACLJ, I just wish when they called they would say something.
Just got that call-WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM ME?
When I answered there was no response. The call came in at 8:59 pm
He asked for my wife. I told him she died yesterday. However, she is still with me.
We have received dozens of calls from this number. If we answer, there is no one there. If we don't answer, they never leave a message.
I think it is really my ex-wife calling and hanging up.
Recieved calls from ACLJ.....I don't even bother to answer the call nore do I answer any calls from any numbers I don't recognise. If it's important, they will leave a message.
This number has called me on a constant basis for the last few weeks. When I answer, I get no response.
Yesterday, I answered and some elderly woman responded, said hello and asked for a name I've never heard of nor does live here.
I informed her I've just received this number and asked to be placed on their DNC list.
She said I needed to answer a few questions.
No problem, never mind the red flags that were suddenly waving.
She turned to someone, started talking about a hair that was in their face (not making this up)...then commented "oh, thats how it's done"...then click.
I'm probably going to turn this over to Qwest.
I also let my machine get it and they left no message. You would think an organization (ACLJ)that seeks to fight for laws on the books would pay attention to the DO NOT CALL list.
Received this call for the first time today. Came up as "ACLJ". Didn't answer, didn't leave a message.
These people call daily,at various times,even on Sundays and are relentless. They never leave a message. I am on the DNC list since July 2003. I went to their website, called the number there and left a nasty message to stop calling me.
I saw this tip from Staci below and hopes it works:
If you call the number back, push #1 and listen to their information. It will then tell you to push #3 and you can put in your phone number.
Sure hope it works.
I get many calls per week from this service but when I answer, no one says anything.
Got call twice, once today and one yesterday. Both times I picked up the phone but no answer on the other end. I am male and may be they want to talk to a women, I don't know. It is very rude to call me and not talk to me when I do pick up the phone. If they are truly Law and Justice firm then I am now doubting their motives!
Received call at 8:36 pm. Answering machine picked up and caller hung up.
Found this on the web:
As of 2006, CWFA have been telemarketing campaigning using auto-dialers that usually hang up after the phone is answered. Calls are made to a random number once a day in an attempt to determine what time of day the residents are home. Not a very professional way to conduct a study. Because they’re a non-profit organization, they are not subject to the national “Do Not Call” list maintained by the FTC. However, they must stop the harrassment when one requests so. Their use of non-answering autodialers can make such a request difficult, which they know.
Have recieved several calls from this number. Everytime I answer they hangup. Must be a predivtive dialer and the telemarketers are busy by the time I answer the phone.
We receive phone calls from this number at least once a day 3-4 times a week.
I Got a call from this number but no answer on the other end
I have been getting calls from CWFA 202-552-1972 quite often lately. When I answer ( after 2 or 3 rings) , I get the same response - no one is there.
It is getting to be a bother. Can we block this number?
These jerks call everyday and never leave a message. Been getting such calls from them for a few weeks, anytime from 8am to 10pm despite being on the no call list. When I complained to the DOJ thery said they have no authority to enforce the DNC law.
They call every day about the same time. I don't answer and they don't leave a message. Caller ID says ACLJ. I love this service you have. Thanks.
ACLJ on CID
When I answered and it took them several times of me saying hello for them to answer. They are just telemarketers and they should not be allowed to call. They need to act like Christians and give me my privacy
Get a call everyday never leaving a message says ACLJ on caller ID
First call at 8:32pm (a Saturday night). We weren't home and there was no message left.
They call me repeatedly, too. It's very intrusive. It turns out the ACLJ is a right-wing legal group founded by that wacko televangelist Pat Robertson.
Called @ 8:47 PM CST on 02/01/07. No one was there when I answered
Get at least 2 calls from this number daily. Never anyone there and if it goes to machine no message. tried to call then back but busy signal all of the time.
Call came in at approx 3:45pm EST, 1-29-07 with ACLJ the only identifying text. Asked for my husband, when I asked for a message and who was calling, there was no response. Called back, but line busy. Searched Google and found this site. We are on a Do Not Call Registry.
If you call the number back, push #1 and listen to their information. It will then tell you to push #3 and you can put in your phone number. Within 30 days the calls should stop. I hope they do, they call my business phone daily. I think they are probably a good organization, but if I want to donate money I will find them!!
Calls several times....??? Why??? Never leaves messages
I believe these people are after donations. I agree their work is good, HOWEVER I don't have a job and do not have money. I have regisistered twice for the do not call list. Apparently if you have ever given money to any cause any where they find you. STOP CALLING US! PLEASE
202-552-1972 belongs to The american center for law and justice. This company has called every one of my phone numers of which all are on the DO NOT CALL list! I have filled a complaint on the DO NOT CALL web site and am writing a letter to my Senator regarding this harassment.