David Brock, the chairman of Media Matters for America, has poisoned the national discourse. The time has come to take legal action against him and his organizations.
My name is Andrew Kerr. I’m a citizen journalist who has spent close to a year researching and reporting on the financial improprieties of David Brock’s network of liberal organizations.
David Brock operates over a dozen liberal nonprofits and political organizations, making him one of the most influential operatives in Washington D.C.
The research I’ve published on The Citizens Audit appears to show Brock is operating his organizations in an unlawful manner. His organizations exert a disproportionate level of influence on the national discourse because they chose to ignore the rules and regulations they are required to follow.
This has gone on long enough. David Brock and his allies must be held accountable.
I’m Taking the fight to David Brock
I intend to submit a Federal Election Commission complaint against David Brock’s super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century.
Since 2011, the super PAC has failed to disclose up to $7 million in political contributions from its sister nonprofit, American Bridge 21st Century Foundation.
I’ve reviewed my findings with election law attorney William Olson, who agreed that my research can serve as the basis for a compelling case against American Bridge.
I have partnered with Advancing Colorado, a 501(c)(4) organization that has witnessed the overt influence of Brock firsthand, to help raise additional funds needed to cover Mr. Olson’s attorney fees.
Advancing Colorado and I have launched a fundraising campaign to raise the $10,000 required to take action against Brock’s super PAC.
The Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund has agreed to match up to $5,000 to pay attorney’s fees for the complaint.
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How will the funds be used?
The majority of the funds raised will go towards attorney fees. The remaining will towards covering any relevant overhead costs for Advancing Colorado and myself as we pursue this complaint.
Why an FEC complaint?
Once one of David Brock’s organizations come under investigation, his house of cards will fall. That’s all it will take.
The Federal Election Commission is the best vehicle available to us, as citizens, to spur the government into action.
The FEC is required by law to review each complaint it receives.
If the FEC determines the complaint satisfies the necessary requirements to be deemed sufficient. At that point, the FEC is required by law to follow the stages listed below within the specified timeframe.
Most importantly, the FEC drives the investigation if they choose to act on our complaint. This is why our anticipated attorney fees, $25,000, are expensive, but not prohibitive. Our role in this, as citizens, is to produce a strong enough case to force the FEC into action.
We are mostly hands off once the investigation begins.
Our complaint has the potential to snowball
As I’ve shown in the research documented on this site, David Brock’s 14+ organizations operate as one large conglomerate. They all share office space, assets, employees, resources, ect.
Put simply: In order for the authorities to conduct an investigation into one of David Brock’s organizations, they will need to look into all of his organizations.
I would fund this project on my own if I could
But I can’t — I don’t have the necessary resources to self-fund this project. Which is why I’m asking for your help.
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