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Americans Elect Form 990 Shows Peter Ackerman in Firm Control from the Start

There are many interesting details to note in Americans Elect‘s Form 990 for 2010, a form which after six months of delay has finally been made available. You can read it here.

The detail I’d like to note this morning is the distribution of power among the three Directors of Americans Elect in 2010, the [...]

Asked Point Blank, Americans Elect Refuses to Disclose $$$ from Billionaire Peter Ackerman

CSPAN Washington Journal, September 25 2011, featuring the Chief Operating Officer of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation attempting to run its own candidate for President in 2012:

Washington Journal Moderator Libby Casey: Who is Peter Ackerman, and how much money is he contributing?

Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman: Um, Peter Ackerman is one [...]

Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine: No Time to Post Information, We’re going on the Colbert Report

Update, August 11 2011: Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine has used Americans Elect’s terms of service through getsatisfaction.com to require that we remove all quotations from this article that criticize Americans Elect. Although we believe that under fair use provisions of copyright law we have the right to publish excerpts for purposes of [...]

No Special Interest Funding for Americans Elect? New York Times reports “Serious Hedge-Fund Money”

Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation working to arrange the election of its own presidential ticket in 2012, has rolled out its publicity campaign today with a piece written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman wrote his column after being invited by Americans Elect to tour “its swank offices, financed with some serious hedge-fund [...]

Despite Pledge, Americans Elect takes Special Interest Money from Chair of Promotion Marketing Association

“None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” — Americans Elect, July 2011 Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare [...]

Americans Elect Special Interest Funder: Kirk T. Rostron, Hedge Fund Operator

Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare — usually used in plural — Merriam Webster Third New International Dictionary

Americans Elect, the [...]

Teavangelicalism, Brought to you by the GOP

The fundamentalist Christian American Family Association reports on its burgeoning “Rise of the Teavangelicals”…

… brought to you with funding from the Republican National Committee:

[...]

Religious-Funded National Organization for Marriage Is Dabbling in Elections

Do you recall the National Organization for Marriage? This is the group that spent $1.9 million to make marriage equality illegal in Maine, and spent another $1.9 million to keep same-sex marriage from becoming legal in California.

Through it all, the organization has refused to comply with laws requiring it to disclose its donors. NOM [...]

As Schools Close, Catholic Organizations Spend Wildly to Stop Equal Rights

As stories appear in Catholic and secular newspapers bemoaning the closings of Catholic schools, remember that Catholic organizations chose to spend millions of dollars to preserve legal discrimination in the United States of America. The Catholic group Knights of Columbus spent $1.2 million to outlaw same-sex marriage in California in 2008, making it the biggest [...]

Philly Catholic Church Says It Can't Pay for Schoolbooks, Slips Anti-Gay Maine Campaign a Check

Did you know that the private, religious Catholic Schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese are subsidized by the taxpayers of the state of Pennsylvania? It’s true; statewide, Catholic schools in Pennsylvania receive $9.5 million in every year in state subsidies so the religious schools can buy textbooks and workbooks. But this year, during the 101-day period [...]

Philly Catholic Church Says It Can’t Pay for Schoolbooks, Slips Anti-Gay Maine Campaign a Check

Did you know that the private, religious Catholic Schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese are subsidized by the taxpayers of the state of Pennsylvania? It’s true; statewide, Catholic schools in Pennsylvania receive $9.5 million in every year in state subsidies so the religious schools can buy textbooks and workbooks. But this year, during the 101-day period [...]