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UPDATE on the Indivisible Network account!🚨

I will lay out the following info: false claims of non profit status, FEC status, where their various donation buttons lead, the criminal background of the treasurer & their possible motives. THREAD #opsec #SCAM #SundayMotivation
Per FEC filings, this org is Turlock, CA: goo.gl/4h71uH

The State of California Franchise Tax Board has downloadable lists of Exempt Organizations.

Indivisible Network PAC isn't listed.

They are *NOT* a non profit.

DO NOT DONATE TO THEM. ftb.ca.gov/businesses/Exe…
Per the FEC & OpenSecrets, the Indivisible Network PAC received 0 donations for the 2018 election cycle: goo.gl/i7ybtj

If they are getting donations, they aren't telling anyone how much, or what it's being spent on. #campaign #DarkMoney
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Whether Leave or Remain, you should all watch this report about @Arron_banks's involvement with Russian interests. The crucial question becomes ever louder: What was the origin of the £8m he channelled into the Leave Campaign? channel4.com/news/the-banks…
If democracy means anything in this country, Brexit should not proceed until this and other questions have been answered. Until then, we have no idea whether the referendum met basic standards of fairness.
.@UKLabour and @Conservatives, if you care about democracy, you should immediately press for Brexit to be suspended. And guess what? This gives you an entirely honourable way out of the mess you're both in.
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.@realdonaldtrump outsources his judicial picks to a shadowy group called the @FedSoc that chooses candidates based on some pretty indefensible ideas about our Constitution.
#NeomiRao comes right out of the deep bog of special interest #darkmoney, and brought that mucky world with her into OMB.

She’s going to be loyal to the #darkmoney fixers she’s served for years.
The big fixers have lots of business before the DC Circuit, and they fund front groups to tell the Court what to do as “amici.”

Rao will be a ready ear and an obedient voice to give the smelly #darkmoney crowd even more wins.

Oh, and she’s never tried a case🤦🏻‍♂️
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Not many people have done as much harm as #GeorgePell, the cardinal found guilty of child sexual abuse. He used his position to promote a virulent strain of climate science denial, in conjunction with #DarkMoney-funded lobby groups. Eg
Pell is also a vicious homophobe and repeated blocker of child sex abuse enquiries. theguardian.com/australia-news…
It does not reflect well on the historic culture of the Catholic Church that a man like this could rise so far.
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Right, so on behalf of funders whose identity you refuse to reveal, you have just destroyed an attempt to stop children being poisoned by diesel fumes. Then you present this as some kind of triumph for the public interest.
The Taxpayers' Alliance is a #DarkMoney-funded lobbying group, seeking to rip down the laws protecting our health, our public services and the living world. In this case, it has succeeded. We should be incensed about it.
The political objective of extremely rich people and the corporations they control is to be released from the constraints of democracy: such as regulations and taxes. But they don't want to be seen. So they hire people like the Taxpayers' Alliance to do it for them.
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Almost unbelievably, the government has introduced no new laws in the wake of the #CambridgeAnalytica/Brexit scandal. So guess what? It's still going on. My column: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
I argue that this astonishing failure is symptomatic of a much wider problem:
.@carolecadwalla, @AdamRamsay, @PeterKGeoghegan, @Channel4News: It makes me furious that your brilliant work on this issue has not led to a change in the laws governing our politics. The responses I got from the government were pathetic beyond belief.
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🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨

Take immediate steps to protect US Constitution
(Thread)

As of Jan 25 there are 29 resolutions in 12 states calling for a
#ConventionOfStates (#COS) also known as a #ConstitutionalConvention (#ConCon)

Info required to contact legislatures 👇
#NoConCon
See link👇👇👇 for interactive chart tracking Active #COS Legsln

Committee contact names & #s are included for all Resolutions

Public hearing dates listed as available

⏰ALL ConCon resolutions MUST BE BLOCKED & Rescission calls DEMANDED

#ConConTracker
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
What is the threat?

For years there’s been a stealth mvmt guided & funded by #DarkMoney sliding under radar

GOAL 👉 to #RewriteConstitution in ways beneficial ONLY to #Koch-#Mercer-Extreme Christian Right-1% population

#NoConCon #UnKochAmerica #ALEC

prwatch.org/news/2017/03/1…
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It has been 9 years since the #SupremeCourt’s disgraceful 5-4 #CitizensUnited decision.

The damage this ruling has inflicted on our democracy is undeniable. It is time to choose to be on the side of the American people over sleazy #darkmoney & special interests.
Senator McConnell and the #Republicans recognized long ago that restoring power to the people would mean losing their own. washingtonpost.com/opinions/call-…
Looks like @Senatemajldr’s #darkmoney donors are growing uneasy about the push by @HouseDemocrats to rein in slimy special interest groups, which have gone largely unchecked since #CitizensUnited.

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How can Bernie not know about a $30000 settlement from his own campaign? This does not pass the credibility test.
#VettingBernie
washingtonpost.com/politics/berni…
Bernie Sanders' votes and non-votes that support GOP's LIFTING SANCTIONS on Russia's oligarchs is definitely not consistent with his campaign trail words from 2016.

#VettingBernie

Sanders silent on claim that Russians backed him in 2016 | by Gabriel Debenedetti
politico.com/story/2018/02/…

#VettingBernie
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▶WATCH LIVE: #TimeToWakeUp: 24th Conference of the Parties(COP) pscp.tv/w/buA0XjFXTEVS…
For this week’s #TTWU speech, I discussed #COP24, the climate gathering happening right now in Poland. link.medium.com/PayAxIOxzS
The U.S. is present, but American leadership on climate change is decidedly absent because #darkmoney & sleazy operatives control @realDonaldTrump & the #Republicans.

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Surely everything the Institute of Economic Affairs (@iealondon) does “oversteps the line of what is permissible charitable activity”? It is funded by #DarkMoney and engaged in highly political activities. Why is it still allowed charitable status? theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
At what point will our pathetic, spineless @ChtyCommission stop allowing these opaquely-funded lobby groups to pose as charities?
When @iealondon was created, one of its founders wrote that it is “imperative that we should give no indication in our literature that we are working to educate the Public along certain lines which might be interpreted as having a political bias.”
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You know that "grassroots organisation" The Taxpayers Alliance (@the_tpa), which claims to represent the ordinary men and women of the UK? Turns out it's funded by a US billionaire's religious trust, based in the Bahamas: theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
So why does the BBC allow the Taxpayers Alliance to appear on innumerable programmes, without having to declare who funds it? #DarkMoney has taken over the airwaves, and broadcasters have failed to apply due diligence.
Another crucial story by @robevansgdn, @davidtpegg and @lawrencefelic
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Big #Republican influencers were there at the beginning, the funders behind the organization called the @FedSoc that selected #Kavanaugh.

(Per White House itself, #FederalistSociety was “insourced” to White House for this.)
Big #Republican influencers were there after selection, behind the multi-million #darkmoney campaign to pressure Senators on #Kavanaugh.
Big #Republican influencers loomed over the Senate during hearings and votes, and are ecstatic today claiming their prize.
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You are something else - yes, you, the one reading this tweet. You don't even know what you're doing, or the significance of it, but take a moment, read this thread, and pat yourself on the back.
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YOU have risen up to #resist. Without any centralized or organizational foundation, you helped grow a massive online movement. Through #FBRParty #FBR and other hashtag advocacy, you did this.
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YOU have created an international coalition, bringing together a diverse group of people who are raising up to demand change, not just here in America but across the world. You have inspired people to speak up.
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Like former McCain adviser @SteveSchmidtSES, I have a hard time believing Ed Whelan when he says he didn’t coordinate his crackpot “doppelganger” theory with #Kavanaugh, the @WhiteHouse, and @SenateGOP.
Whelan has long been at the center of the @FedSoc’s secretive & powerful inner circle. He’s close friends with #Kavanaugh & has been scheming with Leonard Leo about how to salvage this fast-sinking nomination.
washingtonpost.com/politics/kavan…
They’ve all been pushing the insulting theory that Dr. Ford was just “mixed up,” and Whelan somehow got Ford’s name before it was ever published. washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/…
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It's get your ducks in a row hang your socks on a line to dry KEEP ASKING MORE QUESTIONS OF YOUR INSTITUTIONS & PUBLIC RECORDS #Brexit day #StopBrexit #Border #Borders #DUP #Ulster #Tories #Scottish #Conservatives Whose COLOURFUL £$Es 've been 🔁🔀💢⚠️🚸 #Fiancial #Transparency
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BREAKING! Major #SCOTUS @FEC decision determining how 2018 #campaignfinance will be reported.

In a nutshell: It limits the ability of #darkmoney groups to keep their donor lists secret this election. /1
@FEC This is a real victory for transparency. As a result, the American people will be better informed about who’s paying for the ads they’re seeing this election season.

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@FEC The details:

8/3: Trial court rules @FEC regulation allowing #darkmoney groups to hide donors is illegal. Delays killing reg until 9/17.

9/15: DC Circ. declines to extend that delay; Chief Justice Roberts *does* extend it.

Full #SCOTUS just flipped that: The reg is dead. /3
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As @chrisgeidner breaks this news: Reminder: Crossroads GPS ranks as the No. 2 top-spending #darkmoney group since #CitizensUnited. It told the #FEC it spent ~$110M on political ads between January 2010 & December 2016 bit.ly/2xd1xud
A top Crossroads GPS official once said: “Some donors didn’t want to be disclosed. They were more comfortable giving to a (c)(4), and so we created one.” n.pr/2NUCC7W via @peteroverby @nprpolitics
.@IssueOneReform combed through public records and identified 10 donors to Crossroads GPS. These donors accounted for just 2% of the $349M Crossroads GPS raised between June 2010 & December 2016 bit.ly/2xd1xud
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More than $800M has been spent in elections by #darkmoney groups since #CitizensUnited per @OpenSecretsDC

Did you know that the top 15 groups account for 75% of this spending?

A new @IssueOneReform report examines these 15 major dark money groups

issueone.org/dark-money/
Fact: Most of the top #darkmoney groups are attack dogs. For 14 of the top 15 groups, more than 50% of their spending on ads overtly calling for the election or defeat of candidates from 2010 to 2016 was negative. For 6 groups, more than 90% was negative bit.ly/2QnsXFB
Top among these #darkmoney groups was the US Chamber of Commerce, which reported spending ~$130M on political ads to the #FEC between 2010 and 2016. That’s about $1 of every $6 spent on political ads by all dark money groups during this time. bit.ly/2QnsXFB
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NEW Q! 🔥Monday, August 27 #QAnon

saraacarter.com/whistleblower-…
>>BIG PUZZLE PIECE
Who is systematically arranging the leaks to select individuals?
Why is this important [to drop] prior to BO testimony?
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Q! 🔥 Monday, 8/27 #QAnon #DARKMONEY

Focus Here:
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HRC election loss = CF inflow stop
CF inflow stop = No Name Institute inflow ramp
Compare donors.
Define DARK MONEY.
Direct correlation?
[He did not depart on his own terms]
Think FLYNN [30].
Exactly [30].
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[30]
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Impossible?
Coincidence?
We are in control.
BIG week ahead.
Q

[He did not depart on his own terms.] -#QAnon

#NoName
#McStain
#DeepState
#Cabal
#CF
#DARKMONEY
#DONEin30 ✔️✔️✔️
#EXACTLY30
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Democrats Fight #GOP Culture of Corruption to Make Washington Work for the People/1 #VoteBlue2018 #Midterms #Democrats #DemsWork4USA #WhyIVoteDemocrat It’s a vintage button with a donkey kicking an elephant saying “Kick out Depression with a Democratic Vote”
This week’s indictment of #GOP Congressman Chris Collins shines a stark light on the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among #Republicans in Washington today/2 #Collins #CorruptGOP #SwampThings
..and the story continues to widen as reporters unearth at least six other #GOP current and former Members of Congress who have recently owned or sold stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics, the Australian company at the center of the arrest of Rep. Collins./3 #GOPCORRUPT #Collins
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It's very telling that the media Trump has demonized, aren't deemed worthy of lowering the flag to half staff.

Pull up a stump. I got a few things to say about the past week or so.
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washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…
.@CNN has capitulated. @nytimes has insisted on coddling nazis, first by renaming them "white nationalists" and more recently, rebranding them "populists."

This is the epitome of political correctness. It is the abject surrender of the media to a burgeoning autocrat.
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Like many in the Resistance, I counted on the media to report the facts. I have subscriptions to NYT, @washingtonpost & my local paper, @latimes. I'm keeping WaPo & LAT, but I'm done paying NYT for the privilege of being lectured on civility by the likes of @maggieNYT.
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