Search results for ‘common cause’


  • Non-profit

    George Kaiser Family Foundation

    The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is a grantmaking organization associated with billionaire oilman George Kaiser the owner of BOK Financial Corporation. 1
  • Person

    Judd Legum

    Judd Legum is the founder and long-time editor in chief of the now-defunct left-of-center media outlet ThinkProgress, which was published by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the lobbying arm of the Center for American Progress, a leading left-of-center think tank.
  • 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
  • Labor Union

    Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)

    The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) is a left-of-center teachers union affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA), the largest labor union in the United States. Founded in 1852, the union claims to represent nearly 180,000 educators and school support staff in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Person

    Van Jones

    Van Jones is a CNN commentator, left-of-center political activist, and former Obama administration official. Jones previously described himself as a communist 1 and as a
  • Person

    Cenk Uygur

    Cenk Uygur is a Turkish-American media entrepreneur and political commentator. He is best known for founding the left-of-center media network The Young Turks (TYT), which describes itself as “the largest online news show in the world.” Uygur has also worked for a variety of other left-of-center media outlets, including
  • Non-profit

    Voqal Fund (Instructional Telecommunications Foundation)

    The Instructional Telecommunications Foundation, doing business as Voqal, is a lobbying nonprofit which advocates for left-of-center policies, including increased government regulation of public broadcasting. Voqal provides substantial funding to groups involved with the Democracy Alliance, a donor collaborative for high-profile funding groups on the Left. Voqal generates revenue by
  • Person

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben is an influential environmentalist author and activist. A former journalist who wrote a seminal book in the anthropogenic global warming movement, McKibben founded the environmentalist organization 350.org and has been involved in the People’s Climate Marches movement. McKibben’s first book, The End of Nature, has been
  • Non-profit

    Wikimedia Foundation

    The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit umbrella organization overseeing Wikipedia, MediaWiki, Wikisource, and other projects. Its stated mission is to gather and disseminate knowledge around the world at no cost to recipients. 1 Founding
  • Non-profit

    Movement Strategy Center

    The Movement Strategy Center (MSC) is a left-wing 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Oakland, California, which provides support and funding to other left-wing organizations. It tends to work with many groups that identify as socialist. History The MSC started in 2001 and obtained its tax-exempt status from the IRS in 2004.
  • Person

    Harold Ickes

    Harold Ickes is a labor lawyer, Democratic political strategist, former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton,1 and a senior advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political campaigns.
  • Person

    James P. Hoffa

    James P. Hoffa is the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, commonly known as the Teamsters Union. He is the son of James R. “Jimmy” Hoffa, the mid-20th century leader of the same union who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1975. In February 2020, Hoffa announced that he
  • Non-profit

    Foundation for the Carolinas (FFTC)

    The Foundation for the Carolinas (FFTC) is a donor-advised fund provider established in 1958 that manages funds for 2,700 separate charitable individuals, families and organizations. 1
  • Non-profit

    BlueGreen Alliance Foundation

    For more information, see Blue Green Alliance (Nonprofit) BlueGreen Alliance Foundation is a left-wing nonprofit think tank that researches the economy and environment. It is an arm of the BlueGreen Alliance. Funding Financial Overview BlueGreen Alliance Foundation: Financial Overview YearTotal RevenuesTotal ExpendituresGrants PaidNet Assets 2019 $2,983,352 $4,979,036 $294,500
  • Person

    Ray Marshall

    (Freddie) Ray Marshall is a labor union-aligned, progressive economist and retired University of Texas professor who served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor during the Carter Administration.
  • Person

    Lisa Graves

    Lisa Graves is a left-of-center activist who previously served as executive director at the Center For Media and Democracy (CMD) from 2009-2017, where she continues as a senior research fellow.1 Graves
  • Non-profit

    Congressional Black Caucus Institute

    The Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI), also called the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, engages in voter outreach and trains aspiring political leaders to advance left-of-center causes, particularly those that it claims will benefit Black voters. The institute is affiliated with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), an
  • Legislation

    Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as the ACA, Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare) is major health care legislation passed in 2010 by the 111th Congress and signed by President Barack Obama. Over 900 pages long, the ACA includes a bundle of statues and regulations intended
  • Legislation

    National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

    The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), sometimes called the Wagner Act after its chief sponsor, Sen. Robert F. Wagner (D-N.Y.), is the principal federal law governing the operation and organizing of labor unions in the private sector and their relations with management representatives. Enacted in 1935 as part of President