A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year.
The National Christian Foundation passed along $56 million from anonymous individuals to nearly two dozen anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim hate groups over the last three years on record.
Two of Charles Koch’s foundations gave the Daily Caller News Foundation nearly $1 million in 2017, close to 40 percent of its annual revenue.
Four giant donor-advised funds gave the hate group Clarion Project $4.4 million from mid-2014 through 2017.
The Job Creators Network claims it’s “the voice of Main Street,” but a review of its donors and partners says it’s anything but.
Four donor-advised funds, which create accounts for individuals to anonymously give money to nonprofits, are financing more than 30 anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, and other hate groups.
A website that bills itself as a nonpartisan portal for political participation is run by real estate lobbyists and funnels campaign contributions nearly exclusively from the real estate industry.
The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.
The bill now heads to to Gov. Snyder for his signature or veto.
The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.