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  • Non-profit

    Four Freedoms Fund

    The Four Freedoms Fund is a donor collaborative of NEO Philanthropy, a left-of-center pass-through nonprofit. The Fund primarily focuses on pushing a left-of-center immigration policies, including “legalization of undocumented immigrants” through a path to citizenship and comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The Fund is critical of what it calls “anti-immigrant
  • Non-profit

    Democracy Fund Voice

    Also see Democracy Fund (Non-profit) Democracy Fund Voice is a left-leaning lobbying and electoral advocacy group within the advocacy-philanthropy network of eBay chairman and founder Pierre Omidyar. [20] The group advocates for a number of left-of-center policy issues including Democratic Party-advantaging election administration changes and funds
  • Person

    David Gray

    David Wayne Gray [35] is a labor union activist who is a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) [36] and president of the Oklahoma Federation of Classified Employees. [37] Gray has taken several left-of-center and left-wing positions in the past.
  • Person

    Mark Dimondstein

    Mark Dimondstein is a labor union activist who currently sits as president of the American Postal Workers’ Union (APWU). Dimondstein is a noted left-of-center activist who has repeatedly criticized Trump administration-aligned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Prior to DeJoy’s appointment, Dimondstein urged U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) to
  • Non-profit

    Laura and John Arnold Foundation

    The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is a private foundation based in Houston, Texas. The foundation was founded in 2008 by hedge fund manager John Arnold and his wife, Laura. The foundation focuses on criminal justice, education issues, public pensions, dietary policy, and scientific research reform. The foundation
  • Non-profit

    National Public Radio (NPR)

    National Public Radio (NPR) is a quasi-autonomous, government-funded nonprofit media outlet created by the federal government. Though the organization claims to strive for objectivity, many media watchdogs consider NPR to have a left-of-center bias. [107] NPR’s funding has been a point of controversy since its founding in 1970.
  • Non-profit

    50CAN

    50CAN (Coalition for Achievement Now) is a Washington, D.C.-based education advocacy group.  In 2016, 50CAN merged with Students First, an education advocacy group formed by former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Michelle Rhee. [161] 50CAN has affiliate chapters in eight states: Connecticut (ConnCAN), Minnesota (MinnCAN), Maryland (MarylandCAN), New
  • Movement

    Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)

    Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (better known by its acronym, BDS) is an international campaign to delegitimize the State of Israel as the expression of the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination by isolating the country economically through consumer boycotts, business and government withdrawal of investment, and legal sanctions. Critics allege
  • Non-profit

    Action Network

    The Action Network is an online tool for left-of-center outlets to organize, fundraise, and circulate petitions for liberal causes. Action Network was used to organize the left-of-center demonstration Women’s March, environmentalist protests against the Keystone XL pipeline, and the March for Our Lives events supporting gun control. The
  • Non-profit

    Voto Latino

    Voto Latino (also known as the Voto Latino Action Fund) is a left-of-center voter mobilization group targeted at Latino voters. Co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson, Voto Latino has registered hundreds of thousands of voters since 2004. The organization also advocates for abortion through its advertising and grants. Voto Latino’s campaigns
  • Person

    Linda Sarsour

    Linda Sarsour is a controversial Palestinian-American activist[300] who promotes intersectional left-wing activism to address a wide-array of left-wing issues.[301] In 2017, Sarsour gained national prominence as a co-chair of the national Women’s March[302] protest against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.[303] Sarsour
  • Labor Union

    Fast Food Workers Committee (FFWC)

    The Fast Food Workers Committee (FFWC) is a labor union organized by and almost entirely funded by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as part of the Fight for $15 minimum wage and union organizing campaign.[399] The Workers Committee is closely tied to the SEIU’s network
  • Movement

    Fight for $15 (Minimum Wage)

    The “Fight for $15” is a corporate campaign principally orchestrated and funded by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which seeks to unionize the quick-service franchise restaurant industry and raise the federal minimum wage by more than double to $15 per hour, using the slogan “$15 and a union.”
  • Non-profit

    Democracy Fund

    Also see Democracy Fund Voice (Non-profit) The Democracy Fund is a public policy-oriented foundation chaired and principally funded by eBay founder and former chairman Pierre Omidyar.[512] The organization contributes to center-left and left-wing media organizations, groups seeking to infringe on campaign speech rights, left-of-center voter registration
  • Person

    Angelo Carusone

    Angelo Carusone is the president and CEO of Media Matters for America (MMfA), a left-of-center organization that purports to “fact check” conservative media and political commentators. [556] Carusone frequently discusses “fake news” and is an advocate for higher levels of censorship on social media platforms to combat
  • Person

    Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington  came to America in 1980 and quickly made a name for herself as a Manhattan “It Girl” among New York’s powerful. [583]   In the mid-1980s she married Texas oil-heir Michael Huffington, who was later elected to the U.S. Congress as a moderate Republican.
  • Person

    Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn was a professor of history at Boston University and a left-wing political activist who described himself as “something of an anarchist, something of a socialist” and “maybe a democratic socialist.” [673] He was a supporter of many so-called “New Left” causes, such as the Student Nonviolent
  • Person

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO of technology giant Microsoft. He also founded the philanthropic Bill Gates Foundation, known since Gates’s marriage to Melinda Gates (nee French) as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since founding Microsoft in the 1970s, Gates has become one of the world’s
  • Non-profit

    National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

    The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is an advocacy group which claims to advocate for nonpartisan action on behalf of the Iranian-American community in domestic and foreign policy issues. In reality, NIAC pushes for a range of left-wing policy positions, including an end to all sanctions on the Iranian regime
  • Person

    John Podesta

    John Podesta is a Democratic political operative who has served as White House Chief of Staff in the Clinton administration, Counselor to the President in the Obama administration, and chair of the Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential campaign. He is also the co-founder and former president of the Center