Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, who has close ties to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, presented the case for supporting Israel, according to an agenda obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy. Lightstone previously served as a senior adviser to Donald Trump’s Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.
Contributors to the DonorsTrust, for instance, have their money funneled to desired causes, without the public ever knowing the original source of the funds since it does not publicly disclose the names of its donors. The conservative-leaning FreedomWorks, the State Policy Network, the Constitutional Defense Fund and Project Veritas all received funds last year through […]
Alec, which is corporate-funded but has deep ties to Christian evangelicals strongly supportive of Israel, pushed the model resolution to state legislatures after an emergency meeting two weeks ago. A copy of the agenda obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy shows that the presentation of the case for supporting Israel was made by […]
The Center for Media and Democracy’s research on the State Financial Officers Foundation is featured throughout this piece.
Needless to say, Koch and his philanthropic guests also shared their perspectives with the congressman. The Center for Media and Democracy’s Connor Gibson estimates that the approximately 25 “charitable” groups in Koch’s fleet collectively hold some $4 billion in assets.
David Armiak, research director with the Center for Media and Democracy, said the Greenpeace report “exemplifies how the fossil fuel industry exerts its outsized influence over state and local politics to curtail the constitutional right to protest with the goal of extending its profit model”. He added: “As the climate emergency intensifies, policy makers should […]
The Center for Media and Democracy’s research informed and is cited throughout this excellent report from Greenpeace.
The Foundation has connections to several conservative groups according to the Center for Media and Democracy. It was originally founded in 1968 as the legal arm of the National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC). The NRTWC is a lobbying organization that works with legislators at the state and federal levels to push anti-union legislation. One […]
Behind Informing America, however, is the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, a $1.5 billion institution that played a significant part in funding a network of voter suppression groups following the 2020 election, according to a report by the Center for Media and Democracy.
Billionaire Charles Koch, for instance, sits 16th on the latest Forbes 400 list. The 27 donor organizations that Koch and his fellow Koch Industries execs control, the Center for Media and Democracy detailed this past spring, spent a combined $657 million on contributions to nonprofits in 2021, on top of $525 million in 2019 and $639 million in 2020. Only 6 […]