While right-wing Americans were committing acts of terror, plotting to kidnap Democratic governors, and getting ready for a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the GOP and aligned groups were working overtime to portray racial justice protesters as anti-American terrorists to scare the pants off of voters.
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.
The corporate lobby group has reentered the culture wars by siding with Trump on race issues eight years after retreating because of public backlash against its "Stand Your Ground" and voter ID bills.
At least six organizations considered hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center received as much as $5.7 million in forgivable paycheck protection loans.
“Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shelby County v. Holder (2013).
Today, we at the Center for Media and Democracy mourn the murder of George Floyd at the knee of the state.
Amazon, DonorBox, and Stripe are among the well-known companies that are helping white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups sell goods and raise money, increasing the likelihood that more hate crimes inspired by their ideas will occur.
The bigoted nonprofits that wealthy conservatives fund through DonorsTrust include some that the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as hate groups.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Colorado $46 million under the Charter Schools Program partly because charters can fire teachers at will, documents show.
As Congress stands poised to increase the funding for charter schools, CMD has uncovered that there are federal investigations underway into closed schools and suspected waste and mismanagement.