Citizens for Social Reform
|Type||Political Action Committee founded in 2001 by Scientologists,|
|Headquarters||Sacramento, California, United States|
Citizens for Social Reform (CSRPAC) was a political action committee founded in 2001 by Scientologists. Its primary mission was "to work with elected officials toward the goal of bringing about more humane and effective solutions to social ills like illiteracy, criminality, substance abuse and the general decay of moral character", mainly by promoting Scientology associated programs including Narconon, Criminon, Applied Scholastics and CCHR with legislators at the US federal and state levels. CSRPAC went inactive on June 30, 2007.
Their website, csrpac.org, while often avoiding direct references to the Church of Scientology, used much L. Ron Hubbard-based language. An entire section on their site was devoted to a "Citizen Hat" treatise  listing Scientology books such as The Antisocial Personality and The Thinking Book side by side with basic civics texts such as The Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution. The "Citizen Hat" was illustrated  by Scientologist Virginia Romero. CSR's website also dealt with anti-psychiatry issues, a key topic for Scientologists.
The former president of CSRPAC was Don Pearson. Corporation records show that Don Pearson opened a local chapter of the Citizen’s Commission in 1998. Pearson also set up a political action committee called the Association of Citizens for Social Reform, for the purpose of eliminating "public support for social, educational and mental health programs that are intrusive, force-based or damaging to individual awareness and competence."
- Citizen Hat – Further Reading, csrpac.org
- What the heck is a Citizen Hat?, csrpac.org
- "Scientology - Virginia Romero a Scientologist - find out what I have gained from Scientology...". oursites.org. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- Evans, Jim (August 23, 2001). "Scientology Inc.". Sacramento News and Review. Retrieved October 8, 2006.
- Farley, Rob; Curtis Krueger (August 18, 2006). "Scientology: an election issue?: In 2 campaigns, voters hear hints of connections to the church". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- Farley, Robert (September 10, 2006). "Appeal to prejudice may have fallen flat: Scientologists are relieved that Frank Farkas' efforts to use Kim Berfield's links to the church against her didn't work in their primary race". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- Friedman, Stefan C. (August 2, 2005). "Scientologists: It'll Pay to Boo$t City Pol". New York Post. p. 2.
- Smith, Sylvia A. (October 21, 2005). "Souder slowly filling his '06 election nest – Six-term veteran unfazed by rivals". The Journal Gazette. p. 9A.
- Tobin, Thomas C. (June 5, 2005). "Pinellas schools chief asks Scientologist aid: Wilcox asks help from all corners". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- Tobin, Thomas C. (June 17, 2005). "Wilcox says he'll talk to any group, not just Scientology". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- Citizens for Social Reform
- Florida Citizens for Social Reform
- CSRPAC page explaining the reasons for creating CSRPAC (archived 2004-08-06)
- Corporate Political Action Committees, CampaignMoney.com
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