The Center for Media and Democracy’s Alec Kotch has recorded millions of dollars in grants from Koch and affiliates such as the Donors Trust to organizations run by leading members of the CNP. These include ALEC, as well as the State Policy Network, the Leadership Institute, the Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, and Turning Point USA. Some of these […]
Of the $536,000 that the PAC donated, $290,500 went to Democrats—who had more incumbent candidates—and $246,000 went to Republicans. And as the Center for Media and Democracy first pointed out today, nearly half of the money donated to Republicans by SpaceX PAC went to lawmakers who voted against President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
But ALEC, as the organization is known, nevertheless began targeting governors’ pandemic powers as early as last summer, when it first drafted its model bill as then-President Donald Trump and other GOP lawmakers were fuming over pandemic-related restrictions… That month, ALEC also hosted a panel discussion on “outdated emergency management,” the Center for Media […]
They reportedly raked in thousands of dollars towards his legal defense fund using the web payment service DonorBox, which has been criticized in the past for providing services to hate groups. Donations apparently go into a trust controlled by Wendy Rittenhouse. DonorBox did not respond to multiple requests for comment. On the reinstated website, donations […]
The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) has long been exposed, through a multitude of reports, as a front group headed by Richard Berman, a prolific corporate front group designer who has been nicknamed “Dr. Evil” for carrying water for toxic interests like tobacco, junk food, and Monsanto. According to SourceWatch, Berman and his front groups have […]
The case features a petition from a charitable nonprofit, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF), and amicus briefs from 22 other groups. AFPF and 15 of the amicus brief filers have received more than $35.3 million from Koch family foundations and two donor-advised funds known to be used by the Koch family since 2015, according […]
Van Strum wrote a book in 2014, “A Bitter Fog: Herbicides and Human Rights.” Her stacks of documents became a part of a trove of information known as “The Poison Papers,” an online resource of The Bioscience Resource Project and The Center for Media and Democracy.
Likewise, although Koch Industries is the single largest corporate donor to Republican representatives who pledged to try to overturn the election results, the next biggest contributors included defense companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon, as well as tech (Amazon) and finance (Goldman Sachs) and insurance (AFLAC), according to the Center for Media and Democracy. And while Charles Koch […]
Also listed on the march’s website was Turning Point USA, which recently entered into a partnership with the Koch-backed American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC, as the group is known, brings together lobbyists and lawmakers to promote industry friendly legislation at the state level. Turning Point and ALEC are working together to place right-wing students on […]
It’s clear that Gold still has deep ties to far-right groups that support Trump. She was one of 27 “extremely pro-Trump” doctors that Republican activist Nancy Schulze proposed to promote the message that it was appropriate to reopen the economy during the surging pandemic. Schulze is a member of the Council for National Policy, an organization […]