Teacher Union President Defends Democracy Alliance Support

School principals criticize AFT’s Randi Weingarten for spending union dues on dark money group
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers / AP

The president of a major teachers’ union was forced to defend the union’s support for a shadowy left-wing dark money group on Tuesday after a pair of public school principals criticized her for that support.

Dark Money Behind Campaign Finance Reform Push

Reformers see campaign finance regulations as means to thwart political opposition
Legal professor Lawrence Lessig / AP

A liberal campaign finance reformer with ties to one of the left’s leading dark money outfits succeeded last week in raising $5 million to elect politicians who will pledge to reduce the influence of money in the American political process.

Watch Neera Tanden Take Credit for Obama’s Failed Iraq Strategy

CAP president takes credit for troop withdrawal plan in 2012 donor pitch
CAP President Neera Tanden speaks to the Democracy Alliance

The president of a leading liberal think tank took credit in 2012 for an Obama administration troop withdrawal plan in Iraq that has led to the de facto partition of the country and the near-collapse of its government as al Qaeda terrorists and Shiite militias run rampant.

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, touted its cooperation with the White House on Iraq strategy in a 2012 pitch to members of the left-wing dark money group the Democracy Alliance.

Democracy Alliance Donors Finance and Help Run Obama Advocacy Group

Internal documents reveal 10 DA members support OFA, nine sit on its corporate boards
OFA

Members of a major left-wing dark money outfit are providing large chunks of cash for, and serving as top advisers and officers of, President Barack Obama’s personal advocacy group.

Democracy Alliance donors have contributed at least $1.87 million to Organizing for Action (OFA), the 501(c)(4) organization that evolved out of Obama’s reelection campaign, according to data released by OFA.

CAP Cancels Rollout of Project Aimed at Working Class White Voters

‘Bobby Kennedy Project’ put off until 2016 due to ‘insufficient funding’
CAP senior fellow Ruy Teixeira

A top liberal group has temporarily abandoned plans for a new project designed to court white working class voters after it could not marshal the necessary financial support for the project, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

EXCLUSIVE: Democracy Alliance Network Revealed

Funding ‘snapshot’ details nearly $40 million in Alliance support for 20 groups this year
Jim Messina, David Brock, Neera Tanden

A secretive dark money group backed by George Soros and other liberal mega-donors is looking to steer nearly $40 million to left-wing groups in 2014 to support high-profile political and policy efforts, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.