Friday, July 28, 2017

AFA Loses in Connecticut - Is your state helping to fund the hate group?

Tim Wildmon
Is your state helping to pay this hate group leader's salary?
SPLC informs us that “Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Rules Against Anti-LGBT Hate Group in State Giving Campaign.” According to SPLC:
The comptroller’s office issued a press release on July 20 announcing the CCHRO’s ruling, which follows state comptroller Kevin Lembo’s request in January to the Connecticut State Employee Campaign Committee (CSECC) to remove [American Family Association] from its list of participating charitable organizations.
This issue first came to my attention last December.I have notified a number of progressive legislative leaders in other states that defer to a group called Neighbor to Nation.

States (in red) that rely on Neighbor to Nation accreditation
for employee giving campaigns

Is your state “in the red?” Right now is the time to follow up!

Aside from having the Connecticut declaratory ruling that we can forward to our state officials, we don't have that much time before employees designate charitable payroll deductions for 2018; something that they customarily do around Christmas. Make some noise with regular mail (if possible) and then follow up with phone calls.

Every dollar that we prevent from funding American Family Association is a dollar that will not be used to promote hate. Not to mention how much distress this causes hate group leader Tim Wildmon.

Let's all give Tim Wildmon antacid resistant heartburn!

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