The Trump Administration Is About To Make a HUGE Mistake

Last week I sent an email about a man named Neal Rackleff being appointed to be the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development at HUD to oversee the implementation of the AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) ruling. Rackleff’s appointment is a terrible mistake and must be stopped! I asked all my supporters to call and voice their opposition to this very dangerous appointment…

Thanks to our efforts I have received several reports that we have jammed the HUD phones! And the HUD voice mail is full! We are making our voice of opposition against Rackleff’s nomination clear. He IS the Swamp! 

If you have not already called — or couldn’t get through yesterday — please do so now and if the phone lines are busy, please try again every hour until you get through! For more details and a list of phone numbers for Members of Congress to call– please view the email below this message. It has all the details.

For more information on the very dangerous HUD program called AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) please read my article, “Listen This Time or HUD Will Destroy Your City

Thank you!

Tom DeWeese
American Policy Center

Sledgehammer Alert!


The Trump Administration Is About
To Make a HUGE Mistake

Your Action Needed At Once!!!


President Trump promised to DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Specifically President Trump promised to defund and roll back AFFH. But that may not be possible because his Administration has made a huge mistake in nominating a very bad choice to oversee these development programs.

AFFH is one of the worst assaults on local property rights and your property values. It is also the greatest threat to local home rule in communities across the nation. AFFH is being used by HUD to sue cities and put federal HUD agents in charge of local development programs.

But somehow someone in the Trump Administration has nominated a man named Neal Rackleff to be the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development at HUD. This will be the man to oversee AFFH and much more.

Why is his nomination such a mistake?

  • Neal Rackleff is the former Director of Public Housing for Houston, Texas.  In that job he led the programs President Trump promised to eliminate.
  • Currently Neal Rackleff is a partner of a law firm called Locke Lord. They specialize in dealing with “community and economic development, affordable housing, and municipal and public law.” In short, they are lobbyists pushing the HUD policies and grant programs onto local governments. These are basically the guys hiding in the back rooms, out of sight, spreading the poison of AFFH!
  • In short, Neal Rackleff is the swamp!


Unless his nomination is withdrawn there is no way to stop the HUD tyranny.

That’s why I need you to take immediate action.

First: Please call HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Chief of Staff – Sheila Greenwood. She has the power to withdraw Neal Rackleff’s nomination. Tell her he has a severe conflict of interest to serve in this vital position. Tell her Neal Rackleff is the very swamp President Trump pledges to remove!! Her phone number is (202)708-2713

Second: Please call Senator Mike Crapo. He is the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee. His committee will decide on Rackleff’s nomination. Again, explain that Rackleff and his law firm create a major conflict of interest and that the nomination must be defeated. Senator Crapo’s number is (202) 224-6142. Fax (202) 228-1375.

Third: If you can, please call any or all of these Republican members of the committee with the same message:

Richard Shelby R AL phone (202) 224-5744 fax (202) 224-3416

Bob Corker R TN phone (202) 224-3344 fax (202) 228-0566

Pat Toomey R PA phone (202) 224-4254 fax (202) 228-0284

Dean Heller R NV phone (202) 224-6244 fax (202) 228-6753

Tim Scott R SC phone (202) 224-6121 fax (202) 228-5143

Ben Sasse R NE phone (202) 224- 4224 fax (202) 228-9642

Tom Cotton R AR phone (202) 224-2353 fax (479) 927-1092

Mike Rounds R SD phone (202) 224-5842 fax (202) 224-7482

David Perdue R GA phone (202) 224-3521 fax (202) 228-1031

Thom Tillis R NC phone (202) 224-6342 fax (202) 228-2563

John Kennedy R LA (202) 224-4623 fax (202) 228-0447

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.