DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund, the favorite donor conduits of the Koch political network, distributed $123 million in grants in 2021 to right-wing advocacy groups, litigation centers, media outlets, climate deniers, extremists, pro-gun groups, and other tax-exempt organizations that make up America’s right-wing infrastructure, the latest tax filings from both groups detail.
The American Legislative Exchange Council has quietly uploaded a sweeping model bill to its website that would require states to blacklist companies that consider anything other than maximizing profits when making business decisions.
CMD guest contributor Alex Carlin reports on his observations at the United Nations climate conference.
Republican treasurers, auditors, and staff from 23 states will arrive in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 to meet with corporate lobbyists and an array of right-wing groups during the Fall National Meeting of the State Financial Officers Foundation. Over the course of three days, they will discuss “the rising threat from China,” inflation, “true diversity,” and anti-ESG investing efforts.
Dozens of major U.S. companies committed to environmental, social, and governance principles donate money to a group of Republican attorneys general set on promoting fossil fuels and punishing companies like theirs that are trying to curtail their climate risks and divest from oil, gas, and coal.
Charles Koch’s massive influence network is undergoing yet another round of restructuring this year.
An anti-woke entrepreneur is attempting to profit from right-wing aggression towards investment firms that take a stand on environmental and social issues.
The ALEC faithful descend on Atlanta this week to take on “woke capitalism,” women’s right to abortion, voting rights, China, Big Tech, the administrative state, and more.
Even now, when scientists say we’ve done irreversible damage to our planet, corporate and legacy news outlets won’t give up the fossil fuel dollars.
The lobby tracker was created for researchers, journalists, and citizen activists to shed light on the special interests behind the anti-protest bills being introduced in the states that would increase the threat of criminal prosecution for protests and chill free speech.