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The Memo: Who’s winning Trump’s war with media?

President Trump has opened up a new front in his war against the media, this time with NBC News in his sights. But is the conflict taming the press or simply making it stronger?
Trump has used attacks on the media to fire up his base since his campaign began. There are few more reliable applause lines at his rallies than his attacks on the “fake news media.”
Yet at the same time, news organizations have reaped journalistic and commercial rewards from a White House that is unparalleled in its drama and volatility.
Read the full story here




–TRUMP NOMINATES KRISTJEN NIELSEN TO HEAD DHS: President Trump plans to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a top aide to White House chief of staff John Kelly, to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the White House announced Wednesday. Nielsen served as Kelly’s top aide during his stint as DHS secretary earlier this year and continued to work as his deputy chief of staff after he moved to the West Wing. She has extensive experience in homeland security policy, cybersecurity and emergency management, the White House noted in its announcement. Nielsen previously worked at DHS as senior legislative policy director for the Transportation and Security Administration under President George W. Bush and served on the White House Homeland Security Council under Bush.
To read the rest of our piece, click here.
–…A CYBERSECURITY READY PICK: Nielsen was formerly the president of Sunesis Consulting, which focused on critical infrastructure resiliency and security, including cybersecurity.



TRUMP is destroying the local AZ economies. Illegal immigrants are boycotting Arizona by the thousands. They are showing their outrage with Donald Trump’s pardon of sheriff Joe Arpaio and  his rescinding of Obama’s unconstitutional executive order known as DACA.

In the small town of Guadalupe, AZ, south of Phoenix, Manuel Renaldo is one of those who are vowing to punish Arizona by leaving. As he loaded his stolen car with his taxpayer-furnished belongings and family of ten, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter: “It’s a matter of principle; I refuse to be supported by a state that treats me like a criminal!”

The effects of the exodus are already being felt by some Arizona retailers, who are reporting dwindling thefts & sales of beer, tequila, spray paint, and ammunition. Also hit hard are the state hospitals, which have reported a dramatic decline in births and emergency room visits of non-revenue patients!

State welfare agencies are preparing to lay off staffs that distribute food stamps and unemployment benefits. Tattoo parlors are in an absolute state of panic!

 Renaldo told a reporter, through an interpreter, that he and his family are moving to the sanctuary state of California, with a  Liberal government under Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown, new higher taxes and hardworking people who will better able to support him and his family with dignity!

Kinda brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?


EPA formally moves to repeal major Obama power rule

The Trump administration formally proposed Tuesday to scrap the Obama administration’s signature climate change rule for power plants.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt signed the notice Tuesday, arguing that former President Barack Obama’s 2015 rule, dubbed the Clean Power Plan, exceeds the agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act.

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KILL SHOT: Representative Gaetz – Florida

GOP Congressman Just Delivered a Fatal
Blow to The NFL After More Players
Took a Knee

Congressman Gaetz joined Liz Wheeler on OANN after more NFL players took a knee during the anthem. This came just 1 day after Vice President Pence left an NFL game after he saw players disrespecting the anthem. Liz Wheeler had Rep. Gaetz on right after he introduced a bill to END the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office. Gaetz said they have the right to protest, but not on the taxpayer’s dime.

 Here are Rep. Gaetz’ comments from the House Floor:


NFL players back in Trump’s crosshairs as Pence stages walk out

President Trump’s feud with the NFL drew attention again on Sunday when Vice President Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game after several San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem.

“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” the vice president said, first in a series of tweets and then in a full statement posted to Twitter.

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BRILLIANT: D’Souza shuts down argument for gun control


Republicans in Congress thinking about buckling on gun control should think twice. In this clip, Dinesh D’Souza joins Pete Hegseth and Dean Cain on “Fox & Friends” to discuss the Left’s attempt to politicize the Las Vegas shooting and take advantage of a nation in crisis. — Available nationwide, Dinesh D’Souza’s new book “The Big Lie” exposes the Left’s biggest lie yet: their orchestrated campaign to paint conservatives as Nazis to cover up their own fascism. To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazis—an obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism and fascism from the beginning. Now, finally, Dinesh D’Souza explodes the Left’s big lie. Click here to order your copy immediately: http://bigliebook.com


Smug Liberal Demands Evidence, Dinesh D’Souza

Responds Brilliantly

THE HILL – Corker fires back

Corker fires back: Trump’s White House ‘has become an adult day care center’

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) fired back at President Trump after his criticism on Sunday, saying Trump’s White House has become “an adult day care center.”

“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker said. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

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GOP leaders look to avoid a fight with base over guns

GOP leaders look to avoid a fight with base over guns

By Alexander Bolton, Scott Wong and Mike Lillis

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are signaling that they want the Trump administration to write new regulations for a gun accessory that may have allowed the Las Vegas shooter to fire hundreds of rounds per minute.

While not explicitly ruling out legislation to outlaw bump stocks, the GOP leaders’ words and actions suggest they’d rather avoid a head-on fight with the National Rifle Association — which prefers a regulatory approach to passing a new law.

Read the full story here



Critics see Trump sabotage on ObamaCare

The Trump administration is taking a hatchet to ObamaCare after failing to pass legislation through Congress repealing President Obama’s signature law.
The administration has cut funding for advertising and outreach by 90 percent, raising the odds that fewer people will join the health-care exchanges during the fall enrollment period. It has slashed funds by 41 percent for outside groups that help reach and enroll likely ObamaCare consumers.
The enrollment period has also been chopped in half, and the administration announced plans to take down the Healthcare.gov website for maintenance for hours at a time on several days during the sign-up period, two other steps likely to cut into enrollment.  All of these steps could lead fewer people to sign up for the law, which in turn might lead to higher premiums that could force others off the exchanges.
Healthy people are the most likely to drop coverage because of a lack of outreach, leaving a sicker group of enrollees that drives up costs for everyone else.  “One has to assume at this point that enrollment will be lower as a result of the administration’s actions and that will lead to fewer healthier people signing up,” said Larry Levitt, a health policy expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Trump attacks go beyond enrollment, too.




Middle East Refugee Resettlements Plummet Under Trump

(LifeZette) Although the federal courts blocked President Donald Trump from formally lowering the cap on refugee admissions to 50,000, he largely achieved the goal in practice, statistics released Thursday show.
50K Refugee Cap Reached; Only Those w/ Family Relationships Now Allowed

50K Refugee Cap Reached; Only Those w/ Family Relationships Now Allowed

According to the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, the United States resettled 53,716 refugees in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That is a 36.8 percent reduction from fiscal year 2016 and the lowest number since 2007.
The Trump administration has established a cap of 45,000 for the current fiscal year. That is the lowest number since the program was created in 1980 and a dramatic departure from a ramp-up as part of a campaign to take in more refugees from the 6-year-old Syrian civil war.
Obama had set the fiscal year 2017 refugee cap at 110,000. Trump ordered that reduced to 50,000 as part of an executive order temporarily blocking travelers from seven — and then six in a revised order — terrorism-compromised countries. But the courts blocked the entire executive order.
Even with uncertainty over the official number, however, refugee resettlements in the United States plummeted each month Trump has been in office until an uptick last month. Relocations dropped from 6,777 in January to just 913 in August, before rebounding 324 last month. The country resettled more people during the first four months — when Obama was still president — than it did in the final eight.
 PREVIOUSLY: Supreme Court Agrees w/ Trump; Some Refugees Can Be Banned for Now
“Most of them came before [Trump took office], and then a little bit came after that,” said Nayla Rush, a senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies.


Schumer to Trump: Obamacare Repeal ‘Off the Table’

Image: Schumer to Trump: Obamacare Repeal 'Off the Table'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By Wanda Carruthers   |   Saturday, 07 Oct 2017 11:25 AM
“The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that’s off the table,” Schumer said in a statement about a phone call he had with Trump on Friday.  “If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions. A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs,” Schumer added.
Trump confirmed earlier Saturday morning what sources had reported Friday that the president called Schumer about working to fix the nation’s healthcare system.
 “I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!” Trump tweeted early Saturday.  Republican efforts have fallen short to fulfill what many lawmakers had made as campaign promises to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Trump is once again signaling to Democrats he’s open to working with them to enact legislation after GOP efforts failed.


Final Farewell Posting from John Casey

This is my final statement addressing why I am ending my participation
in the climate change debate and is in follow-up to my email a month
ago announcing my stroke.

Best Regards,
John Casey

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Dear Friends,

Effective today, October 7, 2017,  I have decided to end my aggressive, demanding, ten year long effort to warn my fellow citizens to prepare for a coming cold climate and associated historic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

This decision is based on the extent of my disability from a stroke I had a little over a month ago and two medical emergencies from stroke related internal organ problems I have experienced in the past two weeks while still in the hospital.

Realistically, I must now devote 100% of my time to a lengthy recovery and end any potentially stressful work that may cause yet another stroke.

Please continue to rely on the many online videos that exist of my public presentations or interviews and my books, “Dark Winter,” and “Upheaval!” to provide you information on how to prepare for what I believe will be a challenging future.

 It has been my great honor to have served you during the past decade. Further, I want to say that I have been humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from thousands of Americans who have come to my side over the years – extending their friendship and appreciation for my crusade for truth in climate science.

I wish you all the best as we enter the next predicted cold climate and associated historic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Good bye and Best Wishes,

John  Casey

Disney and its properties, from ESPN to Marvel, obsessively push left-wing politics while alienating their own customers

By BombThrowers——Previous Articles–October 6, 2017

Disney CEO: we’ve given ESPN license to push left-wing politics

A fish rots from the head. So does Disney.
If you want to understand why Disney and its properties, from ESPN to Marvel, obsessively push left-wing politics while alienating their own customers, there are worse places to start than with Disney’s Darth Vader, CEO Bob Iger.

Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company has said he stands behind ESPN’s politically-vocal employee Jamele Hill, and has empathy for those NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem…

Iger also revealed that he intervened in support of Jamele Hill.

“I’ve not ever experienced prejudice and certainly not racism,” Iger went on, “so it’s hard for me to understand what they’re feeling about this, what it feel like to experience racism, so I felt that we need to take into account what Jemele and other people at ESPN were feeling at this time. That resulted in us not taking action on the Tweet that she put out.”

Iger also acknowledged the NFL athletes who have lately not been standing for the national anthem, and those other ESPN employees who feel strongly on the subject, saying, “I think athletes in many cases feel that they have an obligation. Having earned the voice that they’ve earned as successful athletes, to speak out on various issues that are meaningful to them, so we’ve given ESPN license to do it.”

License is indeed a good word.
Meanwhile, Iger would also like to push for gun control.



Victory! Department of Defense purges SPLC information from its training material

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Under the Obama administration, DEOMI officers used SPLC data to identify high-profile Christian ministries as domestic hate groups at briefings

The Department of Defense (DOD) has recently removed all its material related to extremist groups that came from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The DOD infamously used the discredited SPLC’s data, which led it compare Catholic and Protestant Christians to al Qaeda, as examples of religious extremism. CRC has extensively covered the left-wing bent of the SPLC that has prompted it to include mainstream, conservative nonprofits with legitimate hate groups with histories of violence.
The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained an email from the Department of Justice in which Brian J. Field, assistant U.S. attorney for the DOD Civil Division, confirmed that the DOD Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity has removed “any and all references to the SPLC in training materials used by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).”
The DOD founded the DEOMI in 1971 (then called the Defense Race Relations Institute) after an inter-service task force examined the causes and potential cures of racial turbulence within the military. Today, the institute provides race relations education to the members of the Armed Forces.
Under the Obama administration, DEOMI officers used SPLC data to
high-profile Christian ministries as domestic hate groups at briefings. In the spring of 2013, a United States Army Reserve presentation included a slide, which lectured the servicemen and women that “religious extremism is not limited to any single religion, ethnic group, or region of the world.” Another slide, drawing on the SPLC’s definition of ‘”ate,” included Evangelical Christianity, Orthodox Judaism, Catholicism, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the same category with al Qaeda, the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, and the Ku Klux Klan.



Hillary Clinton is embarrassingly wrong. Surely Democrats must be tired of her attempts to remain in the political spotlight.


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Hillary Clinton refuses to accept reality and is desperately trying to cling to political relevance. She has enjoyed a lifetime of political privilege as a First Lady, a United States Senator, a Secretary of State and a presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Sadly, she was awarded all of these prestigious positions because
 of her husband, not due to her own merit.
On her own, Hillary Clinton is a disastrous loser. In fact, she is the most famous two-time presidential loser in U.S. history who should have received a clear message from the American people. The voters of this country do not want her to be President of the United States

Hillary Clinton cannot move past her election loss and will not “go quietly into that good night.”

In 2008, she lost the Democratic Party nomination to an unknown and unproven United States Senator. In 2016, as the infamous email disclosure proved, Clinton was the beneficiary of a corrupt Democratic Party nomination process. Despite having a Democratic National Committee giving her every advantage, and CNN giving her advance notice of debate questions, Hillary Clinton barely defeated an elderly socialist Senator for her party’s nomination. In the general election, she lost the presidency to a political novice, Donald Trump, who was facing incredible disadvantages.
Clearly, Hillary Clinton cannot move past her election loss and will not “go quietly into that good night.” She is a bitter loser, who is mad at the world and especially livid at the American people. As part of her media tour promoting her new book, “What Happened,” Hillary was recently interviewed for the Irish television program, “Late, Late Show.” Hillary claimed that the loss was “excruciating.” She admitted that she did not even prepare a concession speech and that the loss left her in a “state of shock.”
Obviously, Hillary and her campaign team were overconfident. They believed the phony polls and the false praise from the leftist media. They were facing a candidate, who was derided as a former reality television star and was being destroyed on a daily basis by a hostile media.
While Clinton had a united Democratic Party supporting her, Trump had to deal with a divided Republican Party. In the campaign, Hillary spent almost twice as much money as Donald Trump and was advised by an experienced team of professionals, as well as her husband, who was elected President of the United States twice.

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An open letter to the NFL players,

 You graduated high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.   Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.  Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.  You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best.  They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s.  College was not an option for him.  On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter.  You went to summer workouts.  He went to basic training.

 You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans.  Tutors attended to your every academic need.  You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard.  You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.  Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.  He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did.  He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

 You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts.  You hired an agent and waited for draft day.  You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.  Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

 You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach.  He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers.  You will sleep at the Ritz.  He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep.  You will “make it rain” in the club.  He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

 On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name.  For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week.  There are no adoring fans.  There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest.  He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.  When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.  While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

 To the players of the NFL:  We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys.  We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you.  We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth.  We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right.  But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country.  I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.

 National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.

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The NFL this season has 32 league-wide category sponsors, including new brands in the auto and yogurt categories. Hyundai this season begins a four-year deal with the league. The automaker replaces GM, which had been the NFL’s official auto brand since ’01. Dannon, which began running Super Bowl spots in ’12, begins the first year of its league-wide deal after signing on in July ’14. NFL corporate partnership benefits vary from deal to deal, but they typically include category exclusivity, use of league marks for advertising and promotional purposes, event signage, media exposure through radio, print and TV ads, as well as various hospitality benefits. The group below does not include media or apparel partners, or any pending renewals that expired at the end of the ’14 season (THE DAILY).
Gatorade (PepsiCo) Isotonic beverage
Visa Payment systems services
Campbell’s Soup Soup
FedEx Worldwide package delivery service
Frito-Lay (PepsiCo) Salted snack/popcorn/peanuts/dips
Mars Snackfood Chocolate/non-chocolate confectionery
Pepsi (PepsiCo) Soft drinks
Dairy Management Inc. Dairy/milk/yogurt/cheese
Bridgestone Tire
Gillette/Head & Shoulders/
Vicks/Old Spice (Procter & Gamble)
Health/beauty/household products brands
Verizon Wireless telecommunication service
Barclays Affinity card/rewards program (NFL Extra Points)
Papa John’s Pizza
Castrol Motor oil
Anheuser-Busch Beer
USAA Insurance/military appreciation
Bose Home theater system
Courtyard by Marriot Hotel
Xbox (Microsoft) Video game console/interactive video entertainment console
Quaker Oats (PepsiCo) Hot cereal
Tide/Duracell (Procter & Gamble) Household cleaning/battery power
Lenovo Computers (desktop, laptop and computer workstations)
McDonald’s Restaurant
SAP Cloud software solutions/business & business analytics software
Surface/Windows (Microsoft) Sideline technology/tablet/PC operating system
CoverGirl (Procter & Gamble) Beauty
Zebra Technologies Player-tracking technology
TD Ameritrade Personal investing/online brokerage/wealth management
Extreme Networks WiFi analytics provider
Nationwide Insurance Insurance
Hyundai Auto
Dannon Yogurt



Donors of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Group Revealed

(Updated) Center for Community Change’s unredacted tax forms show stealth funders

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The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump “resistance” organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Center for Community Change Action, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive community organizing group that does not reveal its donors, has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections. The organization’s members sit on the boards of other prominent liberal activist groups.
The Free Beacon has obtained the group’s unredacted 2015 tax forms that shed light on its funders, who provide millions of dollars in assistance. The group appears to rely heavily on a few major liberal foundations, organizations, and unions.
  • The Center for Community Change’s largest contribution was $3,000,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which was initially created by Will Kellogg, the food manufacturer and founder of Kellogg Company.
  • The Ford Foundation, which was first created by the founders of the Ford Motor Company, added a $2,350,000 donation.
  • The Open Society Foundation, a foundation run by liberal billionaire mega-donor George Soros, gave $1,750,000 to the Center for Community Change.
Other donors to the organization include the
The Center for Community Change Action, the “social welfare” (c)(4) arm of the group, additionally relies on a handful of donors for almost all of its funding, according to its documents that do not include the privacy redactions.
  • Donors to its “social welfare” arm in 2015 included Every Citizen Counts ($1,750,000 contribution), a nonprofit that was created by allies of Hillary Clinton to mobilize Latino and African-American voters;
  • the Open Society Policy Center ($1,475,000), another Soros group;
  • the Sixteen Thirty Fund ($610,000), a progressive advocacy group;
  • Center for Community Change ($150,000);
  • Services Employees International Union (SEIU) ($150,000);
  • Atlantic Philanthropies ($75,000); 
  • Tides Foundation ($50,000), the largest liberal donor-advised network, among other funders.
The Center for Community Change Action has been involved with anti-Trump campaigns for some time now. The group’s members also sit on the advisory boards of other prominent liberal organizations.
Deepak Bhargava, the executive director of the Center for Community Change, sits on the advisory board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation.
The “Families Fight Back” voter campaign was launched during the 2016 presidential election by the Center for Community Change Action, the Latino Victory Project, an immigration group co-founded by actress Eva Longoria, and America’s Voice, a group that fights for a “direct, fair, and inclusive road to citizenship for immigrants in the United States without papers.”
Soros, who last year vowed to spend $15 million to court Hispanic voters, was for months the sole funder of the Immigrant Voters Win PAC, which was part of the “Families Fight Back” campaign.
Others involved with the Center for Community Change sit on boards of other resistance groups.
The Emergent Fund, a fund that consists of the Solidaire Network, the Threshold Foundation, and the Woman’s Donor Network, claims a goal of pushing back against “immediate threats” to “immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.”
The Emergent Fund’s advisory board, which decides what organizations receive money from the group, features individuals from a number of prominent liberal organizations.
Charlene Sinclair, the director of reinvestment at the Center for Community Change, sits on the board of directors of the Emergent Fund, which surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $500,000 following its inception and quickly approved $205,000 in rapid-response grants at the end of last year.
The Emergent Fund gives grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 and has provided financing to Black Lives Matter; the Center for Media Justice, which was created to “organize the most under-represented communities in a national movement for media rights”; the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative; and United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the United States.
The Center for Community Change later joined United We Dream for nationwide immigration protests leading up to Trump’s inauguration. United We Dream was additionally behind “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests across the country to protect undocumented students.
Christina Jimenez, the co-founder and managing director of the United We Dream Network, herself attended high school and college as an undocumented immigrant.
The Center for Community Change did not return a request for comment by press time.
UPDATE 10:30 AM: Following publication, a representative from Fidelity Charitable said that the donations under their name was recommended from individual donors who have donor-advised fund accounts with the group, and do not represent the views or endorsement of Fidelity Charitable or Fidelity Investments.
Ford additionally added that although the charity was started by Ford family members, it is no longer connected to the Ford Motor Company.

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