Non-profit

Unite the Country (UCN)

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Website:

https://unitethecountry.com/

Location:

Washington, D.C

Formation:

2021

Type:

Left-of-center advocacy organization

President/CEO::

Mark Doyle and Amanda Loveday

Unite the Country Now (UCN) is the nonprofit offshoot of the left wing “super” political action committee (PAC) Unite the Country. [1] Allies of President Joe Biden launched UCN in 2021 to promote and advance the Biden administration’s legislative agenda. [2]

UCN’s advocacy campaigns target congressional Republicans and certain Democrats on legislative issues important to the Biden administration’s policy agenda. As a 501(c)(4) “dark money” organization, UCN has not committed to publicly release information on its donors. [3] [4]

Democratic Party political operatives Mark Doyle and Amanda Loveday incorporated UCN in June 2021. [5]

History and Leadership

In June 2021, Unite the Country Now was incorporated in Washington, D.C., by Democratic Party operatives Mark Doyle and Amanda Loveday. [6]

Amanda Loveday is the chief of staff of the left-wing super PAC associated with UCN, Unite the Country. [7] Previously Loveday was communications director for Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) [8] and executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party. [9]

Doyle chairs the board of Unite the Country. [10]

Activities and Funding

Unite the Country Now is the nonprofit spinoff of the left-wing “super” political action committee (PAC) Unite the Country, which supported Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. [11]

UCN’s activities target congressional Republicans and “tough-to-wrangle” Democrats on various issues important to the Biden administration legislative policy agenda. [12]

Funding

Unite the Country Now is designed as a vehicle for top contributors to President Joe Biden’s campaign to directly support the Biden administration’s policy agenda. [13]

As of July 2021, UCN has not determined whether or not it will disclose the identity of its donors, which it is not required to do so as a 501(c)(4) “dark money” organization. [14]  Markay, Lachlan. “Scoop: Biden allies launch new advocacy group.” Axios. June 29, 2021. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://www.axios.com/biden-allies-launch-advocacy-group-unite-country-now-7d78adde-afa0-4f87-a6ee-414dc0f9e019.html.[15]

References

  1. Markay, Lachlan. “Scoop: Biden allies launch new advocacy group.” Axios. June 29, 2021. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://www.axios.com/biden-allies-launch-advocacy-group-unite-country-now-7d78adde-afa0-4f87-a6ee-414dc0f9e019.html. ^
  2. “Unite the Country Now.” Company Incorporation Data. Opencorporates. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_4301842. ^
  3. Markay, Lachlan. “Scoop: Biden allies launch new advocacy group.” Axios. June 29, 2021. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://www.axios.com/biden-allies-launch-advocacy-group-unite-country-now-7d78adde-afa0-4f87-a6ee-414dc0f9e019.html. ^
  4. Markay, Lachlan. “Scoop: Biden allies launch new advocacy group.” Axios. June 29, 2021. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://www.axios.com/biden-allies-launch-advocacy-group-unite-country-now-7d78adde-afa0-4f87-a6ee-414dc0f9e019.html. ^
  5. “Unite the Country Now.” Company Incorporation Data. Opencorporates. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_4301842. ^
  6. “Unite the Country Now.” Company Incorporation Data. Opencorporates. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_4301842. ^
  7. “Amanda Loveday.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed July 11, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-loveday-64225929/. ^
  8. Lovegrove, Jamie. “SC Democratic strategist to help direct new Joe Biden super PAC for 2020 race.” The Post and Courier. October 30, 2019. Updated September 14, 2020. Accessed July 11 ,2021. https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/sc-democratic-strategist-to-help-direct-new-joe-biden-super-pac-for-2020-race/article_57a31e84-fb2b-11e9-98c9-ff68ef86ceec.html. ^
  9. Hutchins, Corey. “S.C. Democratic Party director Amanda Loveday stepping down to work for Jim Clyburn. Charleston City Paper. February 11, 2014. Accessed July 11, 2021. https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/story/s-c-democratic-party-director-amanda-loveday-stepping-down-to-work-for-jim-clyburn. ^
  10. Greenwood, Max. “Super PAC backing Biden plots foray into early primary and caucus states.” The Hill. February 4, 2020. Accessed July 11, 2021. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/481482-super-pac-backing-biden-plots-foray-into-early-primary-and-caucus-states. ^
  11. Levy, Pema. “The 2020 Election Is Now About the Coronavirus. Here’s How Progressive Groups Plan to Win It.” Mother Jones. April 3, 2020. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-democratic-messaging/ ^
  12. [1] Markay, Lachlan. “Scoop: Biden allies launch new advocacy group.” Axios. June 29, 2021. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://www.axios.com/biden-allies-launch-advocacy-group-unite-country-now-7d78adde-afa0-4f87-a6ee-414dc0f9e019.html. ^
  13. Markay, Lachlan. “Scoop: Biden allies launch new advocacy group.” Axios. June 29, 2021. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://www.axios.com/biden-allies-launch-advocacy-group-unite-country-now-7d78adde-afa0-4f87-a6ee-414dc0f9e019.html. ^
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