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Americans Elect Policy Director Likes Full List of Financial Contributors. Why is there None?

We know that the Americans Elect corporation will soon make a public launch of its efforts to arrange the election of its own candidate for President of the United States. But there’s a lot we don’t know about the group. Could that be about to change?

The new Policy Director of Americans Elect is Elliot Ackerman. On April 28, Michael Peterson left a message on Americans Elect’s Facebook page challenging Americans Elect to fully disclose the identities of its corporate leadership and its funders:

Michael Peterson asks How about a complete list of who's who in AE? and maybe where the initial funding is coming from.  Elliot Ackerman likes the challenge

As you can see from this screen capture, Americans Elect Policy Director Elliot Ackerman has gone out of the way to “like” this comment. Americans Elect has started to identify people who are in its administration, but not done so completely. But Americans Elect has certainly not provided a “complete list of… where the initial funding is coming from.”

On the contrary, Americans Elect changed its status to that of a 501c4 corporation last fall so that it would be able to stop making disclosures of its contributors. Americans Elect has not responded to letters, phone calls, e-mails or personal visits with questions about financial disclosure. Americans Elect casts itself as a movement of reform, but is actually far less transparent than the major parties it aspires to knock out of the White House.

So what does it mean that Americans Elect Policy Director Elliot Ackerman has “liked” Michael Peterson’s request for a complete list of its initial funders?

It could mean that Elliot Ackerman is getting ready to make such a complete disclosure. This would be good news for fans of transparency in political campaigns.

It could also mean that despite his title, Policy Director Elliot Ackerman is not in charge of policy.

It could mean that Ackerman is new on the job and hasn’t gotten the memo.

It could mean that Ackerman’s Facebook account has been hacked.

It could mean that Ackerman’s finger slipped.

We can hope that the first possibility is what’s really going on, but experience has taught me not to be sanguine. Wait and see.

2 comments to Americans Elect Policy Director Likes Full List of Financial Contributors. Why is there None?

  • It could also be that Ackerman understands that “liking” something on Facebook is often a mechanism for avoiding action by creating the impression of action without any action really taking place.

    • S. Tucker

      Earlier today I looked at opensecrets.org and it Showed 1.5 million from a tufts university “The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines[4] and is well known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.[5] Among its schools is the United States’ oldest graduate school of international relations” So I decided to look up internationalism and it reads “Internationalism is a political movement which advocates a greater economic and political cooperation among nations for the theoretical benefit of all. Partisans of this movement, such as supporters of the World Federalist Movement, claim that nations should cooperate because their long-term mutual interests are of greater value than their individual short term needs.” So then I looked up World federation Movement “The World Federalist Movement (WFM) is a global citizens movement with member and associate organizations around the world. The WFM International Secretariat is based in New York City across from the United Nations headquarters. Founded in 1947 in Montreux, Switzerland, the Movement brings together organizations and individuals which support the establishment of a global federal system of strengthened and democratized global institutions with plenary constitutional power accountable to the citizens of the world and a division of international authority among separate global agencies.” and under History of WFM it states this “In the aftermath of World Wars I & II, activists around the world were forming organizations bent on creating a new world order that could prevent another global war.” This is a NWO Agenda Whats crazy is that i went back to opensecrets 2 hours later and the info was gone.

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