Southern Co., CVS, Dow Chemical Funding Trump Dark Money Group Tied to Racist, Anti-Semitic Views - 2018-05-31

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F0.png Southern Co., CVS, Dow Chemical Funding Trump Dark Money Group Tied to Racist, Anti-Semitic Views May 31, 2018, Andrew Perez, MapLight

Three Fortune 500 companies have donated at least $1.6 million to a controversial pro-Trump "dark money" organization that's been criticized for racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Muslim sentiments expressed by its staff.

America First Policies, a nonprofit established last year by former Trump campaign officials, has received donations from Southern Company ($1 million), CVS Health ($500,000) and Dow Chemical ($100,000), according to corporate disclosures. Although America First Policies reportedly raised $26 million last year, it hasn't disclosed any details about its finances yet and won't file its first tax return until November.

In recent months, CNN found that America First Policies' advocacy director made racist, sexist, anti-LGBT, and anti-Muslim comments online, while a policy staffer called President Barack Obama "the Islamchurian candidate." Mediaite published a video of another policy advisor to the group saying that "the only thing the Nazis didn't get right is they didn't keep fucking going!"

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{{cite news | first = Andrew | last = Perez | title = Southern Co., CVS, Dow Chemical Funding Trump Dark Money Group Tied to Racist, Anti-Semitic Views | url = https://maplight.org/story/southern-co-cvs-dow-chemical-funding-trump-dark-money-group-tied-to-racist-anti-semitic-views/ | work = MapLight | date = May 31, 2018 | accessdate = February 8, 2019 }}