Anti-Trump Network Funded by George Soros Group Tied to Ex-ACORN Workers
My, how the left bands together. A new $80 million network isn’t just united in a mission to take down President Donald Trump: It’s united by funding source.
Once again, the dark hand of George Soros emerges.
The main funder of this network is an organization that gets most of its money from Soros — and that actually employs those who used to work for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN.
This is the group that was outed by undercover videos shot by Project Veritas that showed ex-employees telling activists-slash-actors pretending to be a pimp and prostitute how to trick the IRS — and other such leftist political shenanigans.
Well, meet the new anti-Trump clan.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“The Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), a New York-based nonprofit that receives the bulk of its funding from George Soros, announced at their spring gala Tuesday that they will be heading up the new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span 32 states and have 48 local partners, CNN reported.
“The network will seek to mobilize new voters and fight voter identification laws. It will also focus on gerrymandering and automatic voter registration programs with an eye on the 2018 and 2020 election cycles.
“This national network, led by working class people of color and immigrants, will supply the power and the fight we need to resist the Trump administration’s all-out assault on American values,” Ellison told CNN. “I look forward to standing with CPD Action’s leaders in the streets and in Congress to win real progressive change.”
“The Center for Popular Democracy, which was founded in 2012, consists of old chapters of ACORN, the community-organizing group that was forced to close after being stripped of its federal funds following controversy in 2010.
“Andrew Friedman, a co-executive director at the Center for Popular Democracy, co-founded Make the Road New York, a Latino immigrant group that has worked alongside CPD on a number of anti-Trump campaigns. Friedman serves on the board of Make the Road New York (MRNY) and Make the Road Action Fund, which are closely linked to CPD and contain many overlapping staffers.
“Others in leadership roles at CPD have come directly from ACORN.
“Brian Kettenring, the other co-executive director of the CPD, was an organizer for ACORN from 1995 to 2010.
“Steve Kest, a senior advisor at CPD, worked for ACORN for 35 years and served as its national executive director.
“Christina Livingston, a board member of CPD, is the executive director of the Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment. Livingston previously organized for ACORN out of Los Angeles.
“Steve Dooley, the director of partnerships at CPD, began his career at ACORN in D.C. Dooley later directed ACORN’s offices in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
“Greg Basta, the director of sustainability initiatives at CPD, worked as the statewide canvass director for the New York ACORN for five years.
“Basta was a founding staff member of New York Communities for Change (NYCC), an ACORN offshoot that was founded in 2010.
“The groups, which have combined to receive millions in funding from George Soros, funnel money to each other.
“From 2012 to 2014, New York Communities for Change provided $81,700 to the Center for Popular Democracy, according to the group’s Form 990s up to 2014, the last available year. NYCC also passed $358,533 to the Make the Road New York Action Fund during this time.
“The Center for Popular Democracy gave New York Communities for Change $406,667 between 2012 and 2014. CPD additionally gave Make the Road New York $173,955. CPD’s Action Fund added another $100,000 to New York Communities for Change.
“The Center for Popular Democracy did not respond to inquiries on the new $80 million anti-Trump network. New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York also did not return requests for comment.
“CPD and MRNY have been extremely active in the anti-Trump arena, using protests and pressure campaigns.”
Good stuff. All properly cited, researched and cataloged.
And not a single outlet of mainstream media will touch it, just watch.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller.