For the 501(c)(3) affiliate, see All Above All (Nonprofit)
All Above All Action Fund is a project of the 501(c)(4) Sixteen Thirty Fund and the sister affiliate to All Above All, a project of the left-wing 501(c)(3) New Venture Fund. Both the Sixteen Thirty Fund and New Venture Fund are major funders to left-of-center organizations and have been criticized as “dark money” organizations.12
Both the Action Fund and the nonprofit are dedicated to overturning the Hyde Amendment, a legislative provision ensuring that taxpayer funds do not pay for elective abortions through public healthcare programs, and rolling back other restrictions on abortion at the state and federal level.3 AAAAF is largely indistinguishable from its affiliated nonprofit, but as a 501(c)(4) organization, is able to advocate for these causes with more latitude.
The most direct way AAAAF is seeking to overturn the Hyde Amendment is by lobbying for the EACH Woman Act. The bill was introduced to the House on January 31, 2017, by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California). The act has 134 co-sponsors, all of them Democrats.4 If passed into law, the act would “ensure coverage for abortion care in public health insurance programs including Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program,” and would prevent state and federal governments from interfering in the way private health insurance companies choose to cover abortion, reversing the longstanding provisions of the Hyde Amendment.5
Also see Sixteen Thirty Fund (Nonprofit)
As a fiscal project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund (a larger 501(c)(4) lobbying and advocacy group known for hosting numerous fiscal projects), All Above All Action Fund does not file its own Form 990 tax form with the Internal Revenue Service. Like other fiscally sponsored projects and initiatives, AAAAF benefits from its Sixteen Thirty Fund’s tax-exempt status, but does not disclose its activities.6
On its 2016 990 form, the Sixteen Thirty Fund reported $4,754,945 in grants to programs “seeking to engage civil rights, social action, and advocacy.” The majority of AAAF’s money likely came from that portion of the Sixteen Thirty Fund’s spending, though the exact amount cannot be known.7
- Bland, Scott. “Liberal Secret-money Network Hammers House GOP.” POLITICO. July 29, 2018. Accessed January 08, 2019. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/29/democrats-dark-money-midterms-house-745145.
- Markay, Lachlan. “Over 100 Left-Wing Groups Sourced to DC Dark Money Outfit.” Washington Free Beacon. October 22, 2015. Accessed January 08, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/issues/over-100-left-wing-groups-sourced-to-d-c-dark-money-outfit/.
- “All Above All.” All Above All About All Above All Comments. Accessed September 18, 2018. https://allaboveall.org/.
- “All Info – H.R.771 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017.” Congress.gov. February 10, 2017. Accessed September 13, 2018. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/771/all-info.
- Text – H.R.771 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017.” Congress.gov. February 10, 2017. Accessed September 13, 2018. https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr771/BILLS-115hr771ih.pdf.
- “Kennedy’s Resignation Sparks Seven-figure Ad Campaigns from Conservative, Liberal Groups.” OpenSecrets.org. September 06, 2018. Accessed September 18, 2018. https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/06/kennedys-resignation-sparks-seven-figure-ad-campaigns-from-conservative-liberal-groups/.
- IRS 990 form, Guidestar. 2016. https://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2016/264/486/2016-264486735-0ea40d2b-9O.pdf