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Donald Trump appears to have donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation - Business Insider
The Clinton Foundation's website shows "Donald J. Trump" under a list of individuals and organizations that donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the foundation.

The foundation recently came under fire after Trump accused his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, of running a "pay-to-play scheme" during her time as secretary of state that allegedly awarded donors with special treatment.

Despite Hillary Clinton going on the record and denouncing any accusations of misconduct, Trump has called for an independent investigation into the matter in addition to demanding that the foundation be shut down entirely.
Trump  donate  Clinton  foundation 
8 weeks ago by Quercki
The West Virginia Democrat candidate who was dragged away for calling out gas-money-dependent lawmakers has raised record-breaking sums / Boing Boing
When Lissa Lucas stood up at a public meeting of the West Virginia legislature and read into the record the gas-industry campaign contributions that lawmakers had received prior to taking a favorable view on allowing gas-drillers to drill in West Virginians' property, she was dragged out of the chamber.

Lucas is running for a seat in the West Virginia legislature; prior to being dragged away from the mic, she had raised a mere $4,000. Now she's raised $42,987, which is more than anyone has ever raised in a West Virginia race -- more, in fact, than all the candidates for her seat combined raised during the last election.

Lucas favors instituting public campaign finance rules that would make such private fundraising much less significant during election campaigns.
campaign  finance  vote  corporations  donate  money 
february 2018 by Quercki
Brave New Films - The unjust practice of money bail doesn't only...
The unjust practice of money bail doesn't only effect those arrested-- their friends, family, community, are all effected when mass amounts of money is needed in order to keep a loved one out of jail. In Tai Sherman's case, it was her mother's worst nightmare. No one wants to see their child in jail, but with money bail, even after they're out, the bills continue to pile up and the financial freedom they once knew is gone.
This Mother's Day, pledge to be a part of the fight to end money bail. #BailReform #FreeBlackMamas
bailout  Ella_Baker_Center  donate 
may 2017 by Quercki
Op-Ed: GO Public Schools Does Not Deserve League of Women Voters Democracy Award - Post News Group
In 2014, GO spent nearly $250,000 on Oakland school board elections, including donations received from Arthur Rock, a San Francisco venture capitalist and charter school supporter ($49K), Stacy Schusterman in Oklahoma ($25K), and the California Charter Schools Association ($10K).
Why are individuals who don’t even live in Oakland giving this kind of money to influence local school board elections?
A candidate who didn’t agree with GO would think twice about competing in a heavily unbalanced financial arena. Is GO making democracy work?
Defending its award decision, the league argues that it was selected for GO’s work as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, not its work as a 501(c)(4) non-profit advocacy organization.
But this IRS separation is a distinction without a difference.
The GO “sister organizations” operate with one voice, one policy approach, shared staff, and multiple strategies to achieve their common ends.
And what are those ends? As an educator who worked for over 30 years in Oakland public schools, I believe those ends are destructive.
A major thrust of GO has been to extensively promote charter schools. Certainly charters use public money, but they are largely immune from public accountability and transparency, and therefore are not healthy for democracy.
The public can influence the direction of a public entity like OUSD by participating in committees, communicating with their elected representatives, expressing their views at school board meetings and exercising their right to vote.
The public has no such opportunities to influence the direction of charter schools, which are private, albeit often nonprofit, corporations, and may have boards unresponsive to citizen input.
Thus, while publicly funded, charter schools can hardly be said to be public institutions.
Oakland  schools  Greater_Oakland  charter  donate  politics 
april 2016 by Quercki
George Clooney: Bulk of the money collected at Clinton fundraiser will go to down-ballot Democrats | PunditFact
We wondered whether an overwhelming amount of the income raised for Clinton really goes to other Democrats.

You would think it has to because federal law says individuals can't give more than $2,700 to a presidential candidate's primary campaign. Another $2,700 can be collected for the general election. It doesn't matter whether you give it directly or a friend collects it from you on the candidate's behalf, the limit is there.

In this case, the Clinton California fundraisers were held on behalf of the Hillary Victory Fund, which distributes the money to Clinton's campaign committee, Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee, and the state parties.

A donor can also give up to $33,400 a year to the DNC and $10,000 a year to each of the state parties for use in getting its candidates elected to federal office. If you do the math, with 32 state parties included in the Victory Fund, that's $356,100.

The method of allocation is explained at the bottom of the Hillary Victory Fund Web page on the Clinton website. The first $2,700 goes to Clinton, the next $33,400 goes to the DNC and the rest goes to state parties.
politics  donate  Hillary 
april 2016 by Quercki
You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do? - Vox
That means that at some point in the not-too-distant future, Open Phil will have to decide if criminal justice investments are a better bet than macroeconomic policy ones, and by how much; if macroeconomic policy investments are a better bet than biosecurity; and whether either is better than funding medical research. It will have to start comparing magnitudes — and that's ridiculously difficult.
charity  research  good  donate  philanthropy 
april 2015 by Quercki
Non-Profits - Donate Oakland
With all the challenges we, as a community face, it is incredibly important to keep donated goods here in Oakland where they provide free or low-cost merchandise to low-income residents and a source of needed income for the non-profits that provide so many valuable services.

Please click on each of the non-profits listed below to access their websites for more information.
donate  Oakland  clothes  furniture  art 
april 2015 by Quercki
Free Utopian Projects - Home - 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94602
open Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m
Free Utopian Projects is an evolving series of  curated, free, socially interactive installations, events and pop-ups. 

Each project concentrates on the economy, the environment and building community by offering art and objects for free.  In exchange patrons are asked to consider the possibilities of a Utopian free economy that bypasses monetary exchange. Consider the abundance of things, the ecological and economic impact of sustainable art practices. Consider the definition of art and the role and responsibilities of galleries/gallerists and artists in the community. Consider the value of objects, the value of art, art materials, stuff - the value of memories, sentiment and stories - and the value of sharing. 

Free Oakland UP

(home of Free Utopian Projects) 

A multi-purpose art space offering art and objects for free:

Free Art Gallery: offers monthly solo or group exhibitions featuring experimental, interactive projects focused on alternative economies, cultivating socially activated art, sustainability and building community through art and active participation. 
Free Gift/Thrift Shop: filled with select vintage to new giftables, collectibles and household items looking for a new home. Yes, everything is free.
Free Maker Space: community drop-in studio filled with free alternative art supplies and featuring The Baggie Challenge. Come in and make some art! 

This permanent Free Utopian Project is made possible through the generous donations of patrons like you, either of art and objects or financial gifts.   

Accepting donations of giftables, garden items, vintage and antique items, small furniture, art and craft supplies, and sundry items. Please no clothing, broken appliances, or large furniture. 

Free Utopian Projects
2809 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
thrift  art  recycling  donate 
march 2015 by Quercki
National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter
Support the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

The outrage which arose from Ferguson made its way to the streets of hundreds of cities throughout the country in recent weeks and the most consistent presence in support of those who protested that decision was the National Lawyers Guild – from our Green Hatted Observers to our legal representation in the courts and jails.

Now is the time to support not only that work but our 77 year history of being the legal voice for dissidents in support of justice and equality.
BlackLivesMatter  law  donate 
december 2014 by Quercki
Updated Bail Policy | Bay Area Anti Repression Committee
ARC Bail Policy

ARC manages a bail fund that we use to bond out comrades arrested at actions. This does not mean that we are able to bail out anyone or everyone arrested at actions. That model is simply unsustainable. It is up to the committee’s discretion who we will and will not support.

We do not bail or bond anyone out of custody until after their arraignment. We do this because it is common practice to overcharge defendants with crimes that the DA can’t actually pursue (they do this so they can keep us in on much more severe charges with impossible-to-pay bails). Some or all of the charges are usually dropped or reduced, and the person arrested will be released with no charges filed, or bail will be significantly lowered.
There are “emergency” circumstances where we will bond out a person before an arraignment (ex: serious health issues, if you have children, immigration status, …) It is up to our discretion when to emergency bail someone out of custody. We understand that being arrested can be traumatic and scary, but waiting until you’re arraigned means more funds to bail others out.
ARC wishes to be a last-resort for people since our funds are limited. Those who have access to money, either personally or through family or social networks, should post their own bail. Or if your affinity or organizing group can generate funds, please use those. We encourage everyone to do your own legal support as part of your political organizing and actions! ARC will sometimes front the money for the bond, and support groups will replenish and re-contribute to the bail fund through fundraisers afterwards. This does not mean we will only bond out folks who can repay us. We know that not everyone is fortunate to have support groups who can fundraise or enough money to pay bail. These are the people that ARC can sometimes help the most.
bail  donate  Oakland 
december 2014 by Quercki
Oakland Technology Exchange West 1680 14th Street Oakland, Ca. 94607 Phone 510-893-4822 Fax 510-893-1205
OTX-West accepts most electronics (except large appliances) and computer equipment including:

Pentium PCs & Macintosh computers
New and used monitors
Keyboards, mice, and floppy disks
Working Printers - Laser, Inkjet or Bubblejet
Hard Drives, Floppy Drives, CD-ROM drives, Networking Equipment (cables, hubs, routers)
T-shirts, backpacks, mouse pads, and other materials for distribution to our volunteers.
donate  computer  recycling 
february 2011 by Quercki

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