Major companies and law firms, including General Motors, Google, Facebook, and Holland & Knight, signed statements supporting voting rights while funding the Republican State Leadership Committee, which aggressively backs voter restrictions.
Known for pushing bills that protect corporate interests, ALEC jumps back into culture wars to oppose teaching of systemic racism in schools.
The West Virginia senator owns up to $5 million in coal stock and is opposing climate change measures in his party’s budget package.
CMD has identified six state lawmakers affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) who were recently active members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
After failing to steal the 2020 presidential election, GOP Trump loyalists are attempting to take over state parties, voting precincts, and secretary of state offices so they can steal the next elections.
The foundation of white nationalist hate group VDARE took in $4.3 million in 2019, over eight times more than the year before, according to tax records obtained by CMD and shared with Hatewatch.
The right-wing website took in $800,000 in 2019, some of it from extremist megadonors.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) denounced fossil fuel companies for exploiting taxpayers and refusing to testify before her congressional subcommittee.
Don’t believe the hype about “woke” corporations taking public stands against Republican voter suppression. Behind the scenes, state lawmakers who work hand in hand with corporate lobbyists are leading the charge to restrict the vote.
The Center for Media and Democracy spoke with People For the American Way President Ben Jealous about poll watching’s racist history and current resurgence.