The local incumbents, Comcast, AT&T and Spectrum, even got support from the Washington, D.C.-based so-called Taxpayers Protection Alliance, which sent a representative from the nation’s capitol to warn city council members they would be using taxpayer resources “to build out redundant infrastructure.” Sourcewatch classifies the alliance as “an advocacy front group” that is part of […]
“Except for wealthy politicians who bankroll their own campaign, this is the largest amount ever given by a single donor to a U.S. candidate at any level,” according to a report from the Center for Media and Democracy, a progressive watchdog group based in Madison, Wis.
David Armiak works at Center for Media and Democracy and has been monitoring the CNP for several years. He told Knock LA that Villanueva’s Democratic Party allegiance seems odd for the CNP: “there [are] no Democrats involved in this, and if they are, then they moved to the right.” He describes CNP initiatives as “weaponized to move […]
Now comes an investigative piece from the Center for Media and Democracy detailing another ALEC anti-boycott initiative unveiled at the closed door December 2021 gathering of ALEC and Republican state legislators. This new initiative, which started rolling out in Republican dominated legislatures in 2022, targets banks, universities, investment firms and other financial entities that are […]
As a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, CPI is not allowed to get directly involved in elections, nor is it legally required to disclose its donors. But the Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) Sourcewatch.org website has compiled some funding data for the organization by scouring foundation reports. One of CPI’s biggest donors, giving $2.25 million from […]
It is not surprising that these efforts to quash dissent are being backed by the very special interests that demonstrators are trying to hold accountable. If you follow the money, it is the oil companies, police unions, and special interest lobbying groups that are backing these anti-protest bills.
For years Wells Fargo was a dues paying member of this club. It appeared to pivot away from ALEC when it told the Center for Media and Democracy in September 2012 that it had not renewed its membership for the following year, but the following year it sponsored ALEC’s 2013 Annual Meeting. It subsequently told Common Cause […]
According to the Center for Media and Democracy’s Exposed project (https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2022/05/27/chicago-billionaire-ken-griffin-now-the-largest-gop-political-donor/), in three previous election cycles—2015 through 2020—”the largest GOP donor had been Sheldon Adelson, a casino owner who, with his wife, Miriam, gave a total of $413 million to Republican federal candidates, party committees, and other super PACs. But in the wake of Adelson’s […]
On Nov. 13, 2020, CNP Action held a workshop titled “Election Results and Legal Battles: What Now?” featuring, among other speakers, Cleta Mitchell, according to an agenda that researcher Brent Allpress provided to the left-leaning watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy, which published it that same month… After that workshop, the group circulated guidance to focus efforts on […]
Last week, at the States and Nation Policy Summit held by the American Legislative Exchange Council, Jason Isaac, director of the Koch-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation declared war against “woke financial institutions that are colluding against American energy producers,” according to an email obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC seems to be taking […]