“This morning at the ALEC Committee meetings,” Jason Isaac, Director of the Koch-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation wrote last Friday morning, “you’ll have the opportunity to push back against woke financial institutions that are colluding against American energy producers.” The email—obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), and first reported by CMD investigative […]
The Center for Media and Democracy says more than 100 corporations have canceled their ALEC membership since 2011 as a result of ongoing investigations and “whistleblowers wanting to make a difference.”
The Center for Media and Democracy found that right-wing donors and foundations gave a total of $9.2 million to ALEC from 2014 to 2019.
A 2021 investor prospectus circulated in August and obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) details a seven-pronged approach by the MAGA youth group led by Charlie Kirk to “win the American Culture War and to inspire our kids [to] love America again. The $43 million ask is close to $20 million more […]
With the Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo at the heart of this operation, they funneled over $400 million through a network of front groups to guide hand-picked judicial nominees onto the federal courts, including Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
Another military presence at the Capitol in January was the Veterans in Defence of Liberty – an organisation run by shadowy radical-right network Council for National Policy (CNP) member Dr Scott Magill. CNP’s membership includes radical-right actors, donors and Trump allies. Magill emailed his “fellow warriors and friends” to answer Trump’s “clarion call” and to […]
Gold’s long political involvement in the COVID-19 pandemic began with an organization, “A Doctor a Day,” started in May 2020 in coordination between the Trump campaign and the right-wing Council for National Policy to create an astroturf organization of doctors to support the Trump administration’s plans for a premature economic reopening.
The idea behind AFLDS was first floated during a May 11, 2020, conference call between a senior staffer in former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican activist group CNP Action, during which they reportedly discussed finding “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on TV and defend Trump’s plan to rapidly reopen the economy despite the […]
Research from the Center for Media and Democracy is included in this reported prepared by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, Chuck Schumer, and Sheldon Whitehouse.
Turning Point USA is seeking sponsorships for its upcoming AmericaFest event in Phoenix, Arizona, with tiers ranging from $2,500 to $250,000. In addition, the Center for Media and Democracy reported this week that Kirk has been seeking to raise $43 million with an “investor prospectus” titled “Winning America’s Culture War.” (TPUSA disclosed $40 million in […]