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Mindy Finn

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Republican Party Political Strategist

CEO and Co-Founder, Stand Up Republic

Mindy Finn is a Republican Party political strategist and failed 2016 vice presidential candidate alongside presidential candidate Evan McMullin. McMullin and Finn are co-founders of Stand Up Republic, a nominally right-leaning organization critical of the Trump administration partially funded by the center-left group Democracy Fund. [1] Until October 2016, Finn was a member of the Democracy Fund’s National Advisory Committee. [2]

Association with Left-Wing Groups

Finn and McMullin are advisers to the Protect Democracy Project and United to Protect Democracy, two left-of-center litigation groups created to oppose the policies of the Trump administration. [3]

From January 2016 to January 2018, Finn was a member of the national advisory committee for Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund, the 501(c)(3) arm of the 501(c)(4) lobbying group Democracy Fund Voice, a supporter of Stand Up Republic. [4]

Both Finn and Evan McMullin are advisory board members for the nominally libertarian Niskanen Center, which advocates for left-wing policies. [5]

Finn is a member of the executive committee for the Civil Society Fellowship program launched in April 2019 by the center-left Anti-Defamation League and Aspen Institute. [6]

References

  1. Joe Goldman. “A $100 Million Commitment to Healthy Democracy​.” June 26, 2018. Accessed March 6, 2019. https://www.democracyfund.org/blog/entry/a-100-million-commitment-to-healthy-democracy ^
  2. “Democracy Fund Announces Bipartisan National Advisory Committee.” Democracy Fund. Accessed March 7, 2019. https://www.democracyfund.org/blog/entry/democracy-fund-announces-bipartisan-national-advisory-committee ^
  3. “Meet the Team.” Protect Democracy Project. March 7, 2019. https://protectdemocracy.org/meet-the-team/; also available here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/03/United-to-Protect-Democracy-Team-Board-Advisers-03.07.2019.pdf ^
  4. “Mindy Finn (LinkedIn).” LinkedIn. Accessed June 18, 2019. Original URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindyfinn/. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Mindy-Finn.-Linkedin.-06.2019.pdf ^
  5. “Board of Directors/Advisory Board.” Niskanen Center. Accessed June 18, 2019. Original URL: https://niskanencenter.org/about/. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Niskanen-Center-Board-Advisor-Board.-06.2019.pdf ^
  6. Press Release. “ADL and Aspen Institute Launch Civil Society Fellowship to Help Create Next Generation of Community Leaders.” Anti-Defamation League. April 25, 2019. Accessed June 18, 2019. Original URL: https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adl-and-aspen-institute-launch-civil-society-fellowship-to-help-create-next. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/ADL-and-Aspen-Institute-Launch-Civil-Society-Fellowship.-04.2019.pdf ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Democracy Fund (Non-profit)
    Former National Advisory Board Member (March-October 2016)
  2. Niskanen Center (Non-profit)
    Advisory Board Member
  3. Protect Democracy Project (PDP) (Non-profit)
    Adviser
  4. Stand Up Republic Foundation (Stand Up Ideas) (Non-profit)
    Co-Founder
  5. Stand Up Republic (SUR) (Non-profit)
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
  6. United to Protect Democracy (Non-profit)
    Adviser
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