The best of CRC’s media hits from May to June 2022

As we closed out May and June, it became increasingly clear that the Capital Research Center has become one of the go-to think tanks in Washington on questions from influencers and their funders on issues such as the election integrity, Soros prosecutors, foreign funding and organized work.

The summer months are generally a little slower for political media, but CRC continues to outperform previous years in media reach, even during the summer slowdown. That’s because the work we do is of vital interest to American voters, especially as we inch closer to a crucial midterm election, which could be as contentious and costly as the general election. of 2020.

We will continue to spread the word so that voters continue to find reasons to engage in the Democratic process. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the best media successes of May and June 2022.

“Organized labor is a dubious ally for conservatives”
National examMike Watson (editorial), May 18, 2022

These sentiments have led these conservative thinkers and policymakers to promote organizing campaigns, especially those targeting Amazon. But amid the concern over corporate politics, the question must be asked: are unions really a solution to the problems of woke capitalism?

“A new impetus to federalize the elections”
American curator, Hayden Ludwig (editorial), May 19, 2022

“Vote by mail now, vote by mail forever” is the rallying cry of the left today.

I’ve previously documented how the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), the toxic well of “Zuck bucks”, went from privatizing Uncle Sam elections to paying for elections by mail, starting this year . The $80 million allocated to this campaign by leftist donor and partisan documentary filmmaker Jeff Skoll may seem extreme, but it’s a bargain compared to what CTCL hopes to accomplish: $10 billion in taxpayer funding for expand voting by mail, half of which to turn the United States Postal Service (USPS) into a mail-in voting machine.

But that’s only half the story. Meet Demos, the tax-exempt group trying to turn the federal government into a gigantic vote-out machine for the Democratic Party.

“Radicals in Green Hats at Dobbs Protests”
Legal Insurrection, Robert Stilson (Op-Ed), June 29, 2022

Legal observers from the National Lawyers Guild attended the Dobbs protests, doing good for the group to promise after the leak to stand “with all of you who are fighting this in the streets and in the courtrooms”. Distinguished by their distinctive lime-green hats, the Guild watchers – one of whom explained that he was there “basically to monitor police activity because the cops lie” – were allegedly detained by police at the Arizona Capitol.

Although many may not be familiar with the Guild, the non-profit association of lawyers, law students, legal workers and prison lawyers, which has more than 9,000 members and is growing rapidly , stands out not only for her shiny headgear, but also for the left-wing radicalism she espouses. The group responded to the leaked Dobbs project, for example, calling it “part of a coordinated, fascist effort to expand state control over the bodies of marginalized people.”

“Foreign funding of non-profit organizations is not controlled”
American Conservative, Sarah Lee (editorial), June 30, 2022

On the heels of a 2020 Trump administration report condemning universities — including Harvard and Stanford — for failing to report $6.5 billion in foreign funding, two new laws have been introduced since Trump was elected. Biden who would discuss the influence of foreign spending on academia. , nonprofits and think tanks.

Welcome to an era of heightened concerns about the influx of foreign money into US institutions, both private and nonprofit. This has led to debates about donor transparency, intellectual and scholarly theft, lobbying and election integrity, and the proper role of charity in American civic and political life.

“How Zuckerberg Used a Tax-Exempt Foundation to Help Biden Fix the 2020 Election”
cover pageDavid Horowitz and John Perazo, May 13, 2022

In 2020, the Zuckerbergs donated $69.5 million to the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), whose founder was formerly director of People For the American Way, and $350 million to the “Safe Elections” project. » of the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) exempt from tax. The title “Safe Elections” refers to coverage of Zuckerberg’s fraudulent operation, which he presented as an effort to protect voters from COVID-19. The three founders of CTCL were former colleagues of the Democratic-aligned New Organizing Institute. The channel Zuckerberg used to funnel his $419.5 million to CEIR and CTCL was yet another tax-exempt nonprofit, the California-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation supports push-to-vote campaigns for the Democratic Party.

“Biden’s Title IX proposal mirrors Soros-funded group’s action memo pushing gender identity within the rules” – Fox News, Joe Schoffstall, June 28, 2022

Parker Thayer, a fellow at the Capital Research Center, told Fox News Digital that “Governing for impact is the ultimate example of the ‘dark money’ the left claims to hate. It operates completely in secret, it’s funded by a billionaire, it’s run by that billionaire’s cronies, and it directly influences politics from the shadows.

“The idea that a group so deep in Soros’ pocket is deciding regulations that will affect the education and safety of nearly every child in the country is deeply troubling and should be investigated immediately,” he said. said Thayer.

“Wisconsin Voters Sue Democrat Cities Over Illegal Drop Boxes in 2020 Election”
The Federalist, Shawn Fleetwood, May 27, 2022

According to a Capital Research Center report, CTCL “distributed a total of 31 grants above the $5,000 minimum to cities and townships in Wisconsin,” 28 of which went “directly to specific cities” rather than counties.

“Of those 28 grants, only 8 of the recipient localities were won by Trump, while 20 were won by Biden,” the report said. “Together, these 20 cities received $9 million or 90% of all CTCL funds in Wisconsin.”

“Woke Attorney Chesa Boudin on the Ropes at San Francisco Recall”
Washington Times, Valerie Richardson, June 2, 2022

“The national experiment with ‘woke’ prosecutors who supplemented the ‘defund the police’ movement has failed, and people are tired of their cities and neighborhoods being used for the social experiments of billionaires like Soros,” said Mr. Thayer, who follows the “Soros District Attorneys.”

Mr Boudin was not backed by a Soros-funded political action committee when he won the 2019 election, but his agenda aligns with the left’s drive to replace “mass incarceration” with alternatives such as diversion programs aimed at rehabilitation. He also ended the city’s policy of requiring cash bail.

“Trust in nonprofits and philanthropy tends to be higher than in government and the news media” – Chronicle of philanthropyAlex Daniel, May 24, 2022

Americans’ trust in nonprofits and philanthropy remains higher than in many other institutions, including federal and state governments, businesses, and the media, but that trust has declined in the years since Covid has become a global calamity, according to a new report.

Since 2020, trust in nonprofits has risen from 59% to 56%, according to a February online survey of 3,015 people by Independent Sector and Edelman Data & Intelligence.

“REVEALED: George Soros, Clinton and Obama staffers and European governments are behind the anti-Musk campaign to force big business to boycott Twitter”
Daily MailHarriet Alexander, May 4, 2022

Some of the most prominent liberal figures have united to encourage advertisers to boycott Twitter if Elon Musk carries out his promised policy of “free speech” unfettered.

Twenty-six NGOs and advocacy groups have signed a letter expressing concern over the plan of the world’s richest man.

“Yes, Biden is hiding his plans to rig the 2022 midterm elections”
The Federalist, Mollie Hemingway, June 23, 2022

The 2020 election had suffered from widespread and coordinated efforts by Democratic activists and donors to conduct “Get Out The Vote” operations from state and local government election offices, primarily in Democratic-leaning areas of swing states. . Independent researchers have shown that the effect of this takeover of government election offices was extremely partisan and overwhelmingly favored the Democrats.

At the time the order was released, Democrats also hoped to pass HR 1, a continuation of the effort to destabilize elections nationwide via a federalized takeover of state election administrations.

Biden gave each agency 200 days to file their plans for approval by none other than Susan Rice, his hyperpartisan domestic policy adviser. Yet nine months after those plans expired, they are all hidden from the public, even as evidence emerges that the election operation is in full swing.