Story: Funding of Anti-Alito Groups
As published in the Washington Times 12-16-05
HEAD: Bankrolling the left
Times, 12/16/05, page A5
"Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Co., AT&T Corp. and Fannie Mae are among the major U.S.
corporations whose foundations fund the liberal groups now waging war against Judge Samuel
A. Alito Jr.'s nomination to the Supreme Court, Human Events reporter Timothy P. Carney
writes at www.humaneventsonline.com.
"The left-wing Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary has launched a series
of advertisements aimed at defeating Mr. Alito. The group describes itself as 'a
national coalition of public interest organizations,' and includes NARAL Pro-Choice
America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the
National Organization for Women and Americans United for Separation of Church and State,
"The Alliance for Justice, People For the American Way and the Leadership Conference
on Civil Rights head the coalition [the Coalition for a "Fair" and Independent
"The AT&T Foundation, for example, has contributed about $1 million since 2000 to
groups that now actively are opposing Judge Alito's confirmation, Mr. Carney said.
It has also given $675,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation and $120,000
to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF). The AT&T
Foundation also has given about $200,000 to the NAACP or its affiliates.
"The Fannie Mae Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the secondary mortgage giant
Fannie Mae -- officially a government-sponsored enterprise -- also prolifically funds
anti-Alito groups, Human Events said. The Fannie Mae Foundation funds the CBC
Foundation and the NAACP. In the past, the foundation also has funded the Alliance
for Justice and MALDEF.
"While Wal-Mart is under attack from the left [for it's stance on "right to work
without belonging to a labor union"], some of its philanthropic money is bankrolling
the left's attacks on Mr. Alito.
"Wal-Mart's foundation gave the CBC Foundation $25,000 in 2003."
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