CMD President Lisa Graves testified at a March Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.” Video from the hearing and written testimony now available here.
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In a video with the right-wing Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Kentucky senator made it clear that he’s teaming up with the American Legislative Exchange Council to back Trumpian voter suppression efforts this year.
The billionaire-funded foundation of news site RealClearPolitics will promote the anti-labor and pro-corporate libertarian agenda of the State Policy Network.
Major right-wing funders gave nearly $222 million to 69 organizations that filed amicus briefs supporting Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s fight against disclosing major donors to California regulators.
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.
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.