DonorsTrust, the preferred donor conduit of the Koch political network, has launched a new funding stream to resist public health measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and use the crisis to further its broader policy goals.
State Policy Network
The Center for Media and Democracy's president, Lisa Graves, will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Federal Courts at 3:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2021 in a hearing titled, "What's Wrong with the Supreme Court: The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary."
A coalition of conservative groups funded by private foundations and donor-advised funds is denouncing a plan to make those foundations and funds pay out more of their endowments to charity.
Anti-union forces are on the offensive again in the states, but are playing defense this year at the federal level.
American Juris Link, a new right-wing legal center with close ties to the State Policy Network, is actively working to track and support right-wing legal challenges to upend COVID-19 health restrictions, fight workers’ rights to unionize, and coordinate legal strategies and amici.
The preferred funding conduits of the Koch political donor network gave out $165 million in grants in 2019, $90 million of which went to right-wing think tanks, advocacy groups, litigation centers, media outlets, extremists, and climate deniers.
IRS filings obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy show that the Charles Koch Foundation gave $141 million to universities and colleges, right-wing organizations, and other causes in 2019.
The billionaire family of Education Sec. Betsy DeVos funded a political group that helped organize anti-lockdown protests, and Trump and other GOP figures stirred the pot by claiming Gov. Whitmer is a tyrant.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse draws on CMD research to connect the dots between the dark money forces hand-picking Trump’s Supreme Court nominees and those spending millions to bankroll right-wing, pro-corporate amicus briefs in scores of important Supreme Court cases.
The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonprofit heavily funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, succeeded in getting the Trump administration to greenlight eviction proceedings despite its eviction moratorium.