At the heart of this exemption from the retention rules for state lawmakers are arrogance and cowardice. Arrogance that legislators don't think they should be subject to the same scrutiny as other public officials. Cowardice that they're afraid of the scrutiny.
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.
The long-time director of operations at the Republican Attorneys General Association follows Georgia AG Chris Carr out the exit door as the group’s internal split mirrors the GOP’s civil war over the Trump insurrection.
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.
Big companies and trade associations, including several in the medical field, have donated significantly to proponents of a bill that would remove transgender youth from their homes for receiving gender-affirming health care.
A number of Fortune 500 companies and major trade associations have bankrolled the political careers of state legislators who promoted bills banning gender-affirming health care for minors and transgender women and girls in sports.
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."
The congresswoman has faced hostile questioning from senators during her confirmation for interior secretary. Some of them are personally invested in fossil fuels.
So far, SpaceX has not joined other major aerospace and technology companies in suspending its political contributions to Members of Congress who voted against certifying the presidential election results.
The Center for Media and Democracy filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service in federal court on Thursday, December 4, 2020, for illegally withholding tax documents for five right-wing funders.