Liberal Anti-Trump Activist Group Gets $400,000 In Taxpayer Funded Grants
Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:
A left wing group called “Make the Road New York” is actively campaigning against President Trump and using taxpayer dollars to do it. How is that fair?
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Anti-Trump Liberal Activist Group Pulls in Another $400,000 In Gov’t Grants
A liberal activist group that has been involved in direct action campaigns against President Donald Trump and Republicans was recently awarded $400,000 more in taxpayer-backed government grants, records show.
Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York City-based Latino immigrant group with nearly 20,000 dues-paying members, is closely linked to an $80 million dollar anti-Trump network and an approved funding group of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive liberal donor network.
MRNY has already hauled in millions of dollars in government grants. Between 2002 and 2014, the group was the recipient of more than $20 million in grants, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported. The amount that they received in 2015 and 2016 are not fully known, given the group’s most recently available tax form is from 2014.
According to USASpending, a site that tracks federal government grants, MRNY was given $725,000 in grants in 2015 and more than $4.4 million in 2016. However, figures on the site show only a fraction of the total amount in government grants the group has received in previous years as marked on their tax forms.
Some Tea Party groups couldn’t even get non-profit status under Obama but left wing groups get tax dollars to oppose Trump. Again, how is this fair?