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Dark Money Group Weaponizes State Treasurers in Attacks on Climate Policy

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August 5 2022

A sponsorship opportunities packet for the 2022 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, taking place July 27-29, 2022. The document reveals an extensive "pay-to-play" list of options for corporate sponsors. Donors can help set the agenda for various sessions at the meeting, and depending on the level of their financial support, can determine who the speakers are, and who can get in the room to hear them.

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The State Financial Officers Foundation: A New Front in the Dark Money Attack on Climate Policy

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Internal Documents Shed Light on SFOF's Attack on Climate Policy

Never before published materials, including meeting agendas, internal communications and advocacy letters, pull back the curtain on a little-known, yet highly influential organization of state financial officers coordinating an attack on climate financing.

August 5 2022
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SFOF Unilever Letter Coordination

Communications between SFOF and Arizona Deputy State Treasurer Mark Swenson show how SFOF is involved in advocacy letters.

Published: August 5 2022
Mark Meadows, who previously served as the Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump and is now a senior partner at the Conservative Partnership Institute, speaking at the Council for National Policy in May 2019.

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The Trump-Aligned Conservative Partnership Institute is Leading Attacks on Democracy and Creating an "America First" Political Infrastructure

During an August 2020 session at the Council for National Policy, author John Fund said Engelbrecht had "hooked up with the wrong people" and had "gone astray." “I would not give her a penny,” Fund said.

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The Republican War on Democracy

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Lisa Nelson ALEC Election Efforts

Lisa Nelson speaks with members at the Council for National Policy about efforts ALEC is taking with state legislators to question "the validity of an election."

Published: October 26 2020

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