Philanthropy

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    Democrats’ sordid history of forced donor disclosure

    It’s an incredibly ugly piece of history, yet, in H.R. 1, Democrats have revived the plan to take away the right to privately donate to nonprofits. But Locke’s Jon Guze hasn’t forgotten the history that dates back to the 1950s, history grounded in the work of the NAACP to…
    Donna Martinez, April 21, 2021
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    Philanthropy’s role in American division

    Elise Westhoff writes for National Review Online about the political left’s success in capturing control of charitable groups. For generations, American philanthropists have devoted their lives to empowering their fellow citizens. I chose philanthropy as a career because it gave me the opportunity to pass on the ideals…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Bill would protect your right to anonymous political speech and association

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” touts potential benefits of Senate Bill 636. It would protect your right to anonymous political speech and association. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to protect nonprofit donors’ anonymity in North Carolina. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion explains how today’s British Conservatives offer useful lessons in governance to American Republicans.
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Chinese dissidents fight donor disclosure

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon explains why opponents of the communist Chinese government are taking an argument to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chinese dissidents are urging the Supreme Court to strike down a California law aimed at cracking down on nonprofits and dark money groups, saying…
    Mitch Kokai, March 10, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on staff awards during the recent N.C. Press Association contest. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights the valuable work of the Green Chair Project.
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2021
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    Bill Gates’ role in pushing anti-racist math

    Alex Nester of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a problematic project tied to a tech billionaire’s charitable foundation. A radical new push to purge math curricula of allegedly racist practices like showing your work and finding the correct answer is bankrolled by one of the nation’s most…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2021
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    Whitehouse pushes harmful donor disclosure again

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest dubious campaign from U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a longtime fan of the John Locke Foundation. (Sarcasm alert!) Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) and a group of Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to buck tradition…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2021