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OCASIO-CORTEZ HAS TIES TO A DARK MONEY GROUP

March 15, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ties with Organize for Justice, a 501(c)(4) dark money group that trains progressive organizers across the country.


Ocasio-Cortez serves on the board of Justice Democrats, the “sister organization” of the dark money group.


Ocasio-Cortez once called dark money the “enemy of democracy.”


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ties with a dark money group that trains progressive organizers on how to lead grassroots political campaigns across the country.

 

The group, Organize for Justice, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, meaning it can raise unlimited sums of money without having to disclose the identity of its donors to the public.

 

Organize for Justice’s website states that it is the “sister organization” of Justice Democrats, the PAC that, according to corporate filings, Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff have held control over since December 2017. (RELATED: Media Ignores, Mishandles Allegations Of Campaign Finance Violations By Ocasio-Cortez)

 

Ocasio-Cortez has frequently decried the use of dark money in politics. During her primary campaign, she said dark money was an “enemy to democracy” and that it poses a “very real danger” of silencing grassroots candidates.

 

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