Search results for ‘the 2020 election’


  • Non-profit

    Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

    Founded as a 501(c)(4) corporation and then a 501(c)(3) foundation in the late 1990s, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) provides research and other support to progressive groups seeking to use state-level ballot referenda to change laws and constitutions, as well as using legal and activist tactics to block conservatives’
  • Non-profit

    Americans United for Change (AUFC)

    Americans United for Change is a left-of-center 501(c)(4) group characterized as a “dark money group” by the left-leaning Sunlight Foundation for its support of center-left causes and Democratic candidates.
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    350.org (National)

    350.org is a large environmentalist activist organization that has a presence in 188 countries. Focused on online campaigning, 350.org opposes new oil, gas, and coal exploration and development and calls for “[revoking] the “social license” of the fossil fuel industry and “[taking] money out of the companies that are heating
  • Labor Union

    Working America

    Also see Working America Education Fund (nonprofit) Working America is the “community affiliate” of the AFL-CIO, focusing on advocacy for and community organizing of non-union members. The group, founded in 2003, claims more than 3 million members, though as few as 15 percent may pay the $5 annual
  • Person

    Tom Steyer

    Thomas Fahr “Tom” Steyer is an American hedge-fund billionaire turned climate-change activist, and major political donor to environmental causes and Democrats advocating an environmentalist agenda to fight global warming. Steyer made his fortune as the co-founder and senior managing partner of Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund worth $30 billion.
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    Tides Foundation

    Also see Tides Nexus The Tides Foundation is a major center-left grantmaking organization and a major pass-through funder to numerous left-leaning nonprofits. The San Francisco, California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, a professional political activist who has since retired from the organization, to funnel
  • Labor Union

    Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is one of America’s largest, most controversial, and most politically involved labor unions. The SEIU, which represents building services employees, nurses, other healthcare workers, and public employees, is noted for its close ties to the broader left-of-center movement, perhaps most notably the controversial now-defunct
  • Non-profit

    Media Matters for America

    Media Matters for America (MMfA) was established in 2004 by conservative-turned-liberal activist David Brock. MMfA was created as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. MMfA positions itself as a fact-checker, focusing on conservative media bias and inaccuracies. In practice, the organization frequently criticizes opinions of conservative commentators. In November 2023, MMfA was
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    League of Conservation Voters (LCV)

    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a 501(c)(4) organization that promotes candidates supporting the environmentalist agenda. The group has been accused of being a “dark money heavyweight” by the left-leaning Center for Public Integrity.
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    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (also known as the MacArthur Foundation) was the twelfth largest foundation in the United States in 2014 with total assets over $6 billion.
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    Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)

    Also see the similarly named Open Society Foundations (nonprofit) The Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) is one of two major grantmaking foundations funded by liberal financier and billionaire George Soros. It is closely affiliated with the Open Society Foundations (OSF; formally Open Society Institute). FPOS was founded in
  • Other Group

    Democracy Alliance (DA)

    Also see Committee on States (Other Group) and Democracy Alliance Conferences (Other Group) The Democracy Alliance is a collective of left-of-center donors that has been active in orchestrating “the activities of a permanent ‘left infrastructure’” since 2004.
  • Person

    David Brock

    David Brock is a political operative, author, commentator, and founder of Media Matters for America and American Bridge 21st Century. Formerly a conservative journalist, Brock became famous as a critic of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Brock later published several confessional pieces denouncing conservative media before becoming a close
  • Labor Union

    Communications Workers of America (CWA)

    The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is a major national labor union which represents employees in the telecommunications, airline, journalism, and a handful of other industries. The union is a member of the AFL-CIO.1 Politically,
  • Non-profit

    Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)

    The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a left-of-center 501(c)(3) organization involved in voter mobilization and policy development. The center’s stated mission is “to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions.” CPD has opposed the use of zero carbon
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    Center for Media and Democracy (CMD)

    Also see SourceWatch (other group) The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a Wisconsin-based left-wing media, opposition research, and agitation group. CMD has its origins in the anti-corporate and conspiratorial career of its founder John Stauber and his co-author Sheldon Rampton. While Stauber headed CMD, he and Rampton
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    Climate Reality Project

    Founded by former Vice President Al Gore in 2006, the Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection), is a leader in advocating for aggressive policies to combat what it sees as apocalyptic, human-caused global warming.