The Milwaukee-based foundation funded many of the groups behind the right-wing campaign against coronavirus public safety measures and made specific grants to support rapid reopening efforts. Since then, COVID-19 cases have soared across the U.S. and in Wisconsin.
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The Republican commissioners appeared on a podcast made by True the Vote, a right-wing group that promotes voter roll purges, voter ID laws, and using retired military and police officers as poll watchers in minority precincts.
The Milwaukee-based foundation pumped more than $42 million in 2019 into a network of right-wing groups dedicated to attacking unions, blocking climate action, creating obstacles to voting, and promoting the GOP’s political power and policy agenda.
American Legislative Exchange Council which claims to be a "nonpartisan" charitable group, connects Republican legislators with Fair Lines America, the GOP's leading group for opposing voter-enacted redistricting reforms and crafting the party's 2020 redistricting strategy.
National deep pockets backing GOP and corporate interests have pumped more than $9 million into the Buckeye Institute and the Freedom Foundation, the two groups leading attacks on public employee unions in Ohio.
American Majority, a right-wing tax-exempt “charitable” organization, celebrates the election of 42 of its trainees to state and local offices in last week’s controversial Wisconsin elections.
New report reveals that Independent Women’s Voice, a right-wing group with close ties to the Koch political network, claims to have swung Wisconsin for Trump in 2016 – and will likely try again in 2020.
Modeled after a similar measure drafted by the right-wing Goldwater Institute, the bill imposes mandatory disciplinary sanctions on anyone under the jurisdiction of an institution "who engages in violent or other disorderly conduct that materially and substantially disrupts the free expression of others."
Vice President Mike Pence will speak at a capitol rally organized by groups linked to school privatization advocates like the Bradley Foundation and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Crusade to remove 200,000 voters from the rolls by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty stands to benefit Trump, a right-wing state Supreme Court justice, and the big Republican donors and strategists that lead and bankroll the group – and have donated at least $12 million to Wisconsin GOP causes and candidates.