Search results for ‘the 2020 election’


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    American Humanist Association

    The American Humanist Association (AHA) is an organization devoted to promotion of secularism and non-theism in the United States and is well known for its controversial anti-religious litigation and advertising campaigns. AHA also lobbies for left-leaning political issues such as abortion access and environmentalist policy to address climate change. Background
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    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nearly 100-year-old left-leaning activism organization focused on issues related to civil liberties. During its history, the ACLU has aligned with the ideological Left, becoming a “hub of liberal activism” which declared its intent to spend $25 million attacking Republican candidates during the
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    American Atheists

    American Atheists advocates for a complete separation of church and state and on behalf of the civil liberties of atheists. Founded by Madalyn Murray O’Hair after she won a U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting prayer in public schools, American Atheists brings lawsuits and public pressure to bear on institutions or
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    William Budinger

    William Budinger is a businessman, inventor, and center-left political activist. He sits on the board of Third Way, the Breakthrough Institute, and the Aspen Institute, and is a donor to the Lincoln Project, the Democratic National Committee, and the 2020 Presidential campaign of Joe
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    Weston Milliken

    Weston Milliken is a former management consultant and board secretary for the Democracy Alliance, a collective of left-of-center donors that has been active in orchestrating “the activities of a permanent ‘left infrastructure’” since 2004.
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    Wayne Jordan

    Wayne Jordan is the founder and president of Jordan Real Estate Investments and a major donor to Democratic political and left-of-center advocacy causes. Along with his wife, Quinn Delaney, Jordan is the co-founder and secretary-treasurer of the Akonadi Foundation, a left-of-center racial-advocacy grantmaking group primarily focused in Oakland.
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    Steven Phillips

    Steven Phillips is a left-progressive political operative associated with the PowerPAC+ and Democracy in Color political committees. Phillips is the husband of heiress and liberal advocacy donor Susan Sandler. The New American Majority Steven Phillips in his book Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic
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    Simon Rosenberg

    Simon Rosenberg is a left-of-center political operative and the founder and president of New Democrat Network and the New Policy Institute, a liberal think tank and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. His political career includes work on Democratic presidential campaigns and various political consulting positions, including an
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    Rob Stein

    Rob Stein was a Democratic political operative best known as a co-founder of Democracy Alliance, a collective of left-of-center donors seeking to establish a permanent “left infrastructure” since 2004. Stein formulated the strategic vision for the organization and also helped found its-state based counterpart, Committee on States. In
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    Rob McKay

    Rob McKay is former chairman of the left-of-center donor convening Democracy Alliance. 1 A venture capitalist, he is the son of former Taco Bell CEO Rob McKay, Sr.
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    Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten is a 30-year union executive who, aside from a brief one-semester stint as a full-time teacher, 1 has almost exclusively served as a union leader. Joining the
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    Quinn Delaney

    Quinn Delaney is a philanthropist, fundraiser, and major donor to left-of-center causes and Democratic politicians. In 2000, Delaney and her husband, real estate mogul Wayne Jordan, co-founded the Akonadi Foundation, a left-of-center racial justice grantmaking group primarily focused in Oakland, CA. Delaney has raised and personally donated millions
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    Philip Munger

    Philip Munger a left-of-center activist and the son of Charles Munger, the longtime business partner of liberal investor Warren Buffett. Munger is a major donor to the Democratic Party.
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    Paul Egerman

    Paul Egerman is a retired software engineer and political activist.  A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he co-founded Interpretive Data Systems (later IDX), a medical information software company in 1974. After 20 years as COO, the company went public and Egerman retired. Egerman later co-founded and was CEO
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    Norman Lear

    Norman Lear is a television producer who created a number of politically charged television shows, including “All in the Family,” “Maude,” and “The Jeffersons.” 1 Lear is a self-admitted
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    Noel Beasley

    Noel Beasley is a union activist who was the president of Workers United, a division of the Service Employees International Union, from 2011 through 2016 and is now president of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation. Prior to leading Workers United, he was director of Workers United and its
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    Naomi Aberly

    Naomi Aberly is a left-of-center activist best known for chairing the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). She is an activist donor for a number of left-of-center and liberal PACs and candidates for public office. Aberly also sits on the board of directors for State Innovation
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    Mark Buell

    Mark Buell is a Democratic Party mega-donor, real estate developer, and philanthropist from San Francisco. 1 He is married to Susie Tompkins Buell, also a well-known Democratic Party donor and close confidant of
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    Larry Cohen

    Larry Cohen is a former trade union official who headed the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and a Democratic political operative who chairs Our Revolution, the political action committee associated with socialist-aligned U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Cohen began his career as a union activist and spent
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    Jonathan Soros

    Jonathan Soros is a prominent liberal donor. The son of liberal finance billionaire and political donor George Soros, Jonathan spent many years managing his father’s varied financial interests,1 and in