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SJ Reformer Stacey Abrams PAC Pushed $1.2 Million Over to Dark Money!

Fair Fight PAC sent funds to dark money group that will ramp up voter efforts in swing states
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A political action committee that is part of a network launched by failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams pushed $1.2 million over to a separate but affiliated dark money entity that plans to ramp up 2020 voter efforts in swing states, Federal Election Commission filings show.

The Fair Fight PAC, a state PAC in Georgia that was established on the federal level in January by Camille Johnson, a longtime friend of Abrams's, reported $4 million in receipts in its first filings to the FEC. A large portion of the PAC's receipts came from Karla Jurvetson, a California-based physician, political organizer, and progressive mega-donor, who on Jan. 18 sent $1,028,160 to its non-contribution account.

Abrams established the Voter Access Initiative, a 501(c)(4) "dark money" advocacy nonprofit, in 2014 to focus on voting rights in Georgia. The Daily Beast reported in January that last year the Voter Access Initiative changed its name to Fair Fight Action while altering its bylaws in a manner that could allow it to step up its political activities. A source with knowledge of the group's operations told the publication at the time that the nonprofit had no plans to subsidize its political arm despite the change in its bylaws. Abrams ran the group until December.

While the nonprofit is not subsidizing the PAC, it appears the PAC is subsidizing Abrams's dark money group.

The Fair Fight PAC's largest disbursements throughout the first half of the year went to Fair Fight Action, its filings show. Between Feb. 1 and June 4, the PAC made six contributions to the dark money group totaling $1,263,860. The amount sent from the PAC to the nonprofit accounts for more than 40 percent of its $2.9 million in total disbursements throughout the first half of the year.

Abrams pulled in a combined $12.5 million between 2013 and 2016 for both the Voter Access Initiative (now Fair Fight Action) and Third Sector Development, which participated in voter registration drives geared toward registering voters of color.

As Abrams was running for governor in the state, she would not say who gave money to her foundations.

"The foundations' work underwhelmed many of Abrams' fellow Democrats," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last year. "Their party got just 3 percent more votes for governor in 2014 than in 2010, and turnout among African-American voters declined by more than 2 percentage points."

"But for Abrams, the registration drive was a success. It introduced her to wealthy progressive activists across the country, some of whom are now spending millions of dollars supporting her gubernatorial campaign. It also led to a fraud investigation by the state Board of Elections, the source of lingering animosity between Abrams and her Republican opponent for governor, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp."

One group of progressive activists Abrams gained access to in recent years is the influential Democracy Alliance, the left's biggest dark money donor network that counts the likes of liberal billionaire George Soros and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer amongst its members. The group has injected $1.83 billion into progressive infrastructure since its founding in 2005.

Dems to Poor Whites: Check Your Privilege?

New York Post, 12 Aug 2019
JOE Biden made a curious statement Thursday at a campaign stop in Iowa. Making the case that Advanced Placement courses should be offered in all schools, the former veep said: “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The media pounced on what they saw as another gaffe from a gaffe machine. But did Biden make a gaffe — in the sense of an embarrassing error — or did he clumsily state what many liberals believe?

Serious people used to acknowledge that barriers to progress are socioeconomic and affect people of all races. Campaigning in 1968 on a platform of ameliorating poverty, Bobby Kennedy drew attention to the plight of Appalachia, visiting poor white families in eastern Kentucky as well as inner-city Detroit and Indian reservations in New Mexico.

In his 1984 bid for the Democratic nomination, Jesse Jackson spoke to rural white farmers in Arkansas, preaching that “we’ve got to move from a racial battleground — playing skin games — to economic common ground.”

But today’ s Democrats trip over themselves to pretend that all today’s problems are rooted in the refusal of white people — all white people — to acknowledge and reject their unearned privilege.

“I have enjoyed white privilege,” said Beto O’Rourke in March, in response to an unrelated question. His election to Congress despite an arrest record, explained O’Rourke, happened because “I am a white man. I had parents who had the cash to post bail at the time.”

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

routinely genuflects to the principle that white supremacy is America’s core problem. “I think the challenge for white America is to realize that we can’t be defensive about this,” he has said, demanding that all white people confess that they “are benefitting from living in a system that creates privileges associated with systemic racism.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has gone a step further, offering herself as an emissary to explain the concept of white privilege to the benighted white women of America. “I can talk to those white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is,” she said,"

Jimmy Failla TWEETS, "The ball of this guy." referring to one by Lance Armstrong.

Lance Armstrong: Aug 10
"I can’t drop many people on a bike these days but I just blew the f'in doors off Mike Pence on a Nantucket bike path."

Biden scares me. He's disintegrating WAY too early!

Just in. CHARLIE Sheen is likely to seek sole custody of

the drug filled van used by his his Ex Brooke Mueller in her drug fueled trip through the Hamptons! Dumper Bee.

Hundreds of FBI Agents Took Bribes from CNN, NY Times, NBC News and More;

Wray Looks the Other Way to Protect Media Partners.

If we ban deep WEB 'terroristic' sites, how will the authorities stop or infiltrate them?*

If a single parent illegal works 8-10 hours illegally, who has separated them from

their kids?

Going after white nationalists is different from Commies in the McCarthy era...HOW?

I'm talking about those of each genera that aren't or haven't been violent!

What say those in Red States publish the names, addresses and employers of donors

to Planned Parenthood, especially right after some horrid abortion stories are reported? Good idea?

What would Castro do?
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