The American Legislative Exchange Council kicked off its annual policy summit today with a meeting of its secret working group on election suppression and gerrymandering strategies, and an “Academy” on right-wing plans to rewrite the U.S. Constitution.
The Trump-aligned nonprofit pitches a “Systematic Effort” to “Inspire Our Kids [to] Love America Again” in investor prospectus obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy.
GOP megadonor and power broker Art Pope has gone all-in to help Republicans rig elections in their favor for the next decade.
The right-wing Bradley Foundation has earmarked at least $1.7M for ALEC’s distribution of sophisticated voter management software deeply tied to the Republican Party since 2017, the subject of an IRS whistleblower complaint and multiple state campaign finance complaints.
CMD President Lisa Graves testified at a March Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.” Video from the hearing and written testimony now available here.
Major right-wing funders gave nearly $222 million to 69 organizations that filed amicus briefs supporting Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s fight against disclosing major donors to California regulators.
The Cedar Point Nursery case could have sweeping implications for business property rights, which explains why the right-wing Pacific Legal Foundation has taken the case and numerous other legal centers and think tanks financed by many of the same pro-corporate billionaires have weighed in.
The Center for Media and Democracy’s president, Lisa Graves, will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Federal Courts at 3:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2021 in a hearing titled, “What’s Wrong with the Supreme Court: The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.”
A coalition of conservative groups funded by private foundations and donor-advised funds is denouncing a plan to make those foundations and funds pay out more of their endowments to charity.
Anti-union forces are on the offensive again in the states, but are playing defense this year at the federal level.