More Clinton Creative Campaign Financing
(1) This fact sheet documents the original Million Mom March’s alleged misuse of 501(c)(3) tax exempt money to fund a political campaign and its provision of inaccurate information to the Internal Revenue Serviceo The Million Mom March also lied to its own supporters and allies about firearm misuse killing “12 children a day.”
(2) The Million Mom March was a project of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Handgun Control Incorporated) and its actions reflect on the character and integrity of the Brady Campaign, as well as that of the prominent political figures who were involved in it. Hillary Clinton was closely connected to the Million Mom March, noting that it was put together by her close associate Donna Dees-Thomases.
(3) The section on “lawmakers’ Web sites that implicate the Million Mom March even further” identifies other politicians who may have benefited or sought to benefit from the MMM’s creative use of tax-exempt funds.
Liquidation following alleged misuse of 501(c)(3) tax exempt money 2
The Scandal 2
Other organizations distance themselves from the Million Mom March 3
The Million Mom March’s frantic efforts at damage control 4
Electioneering at the Mother’s Day March 5
Provision of inaccurate information to the Internal Revenue Service 7
This is what the Million Mom March told the Internal Revenue Service: 7
This is what the Million Mom March actually did: 8
The Million Mom March engaged in substantial lobbying. 10
Further evidence that the MMM’s fiscal 2000 tax return is less than truthful 11
Lawmakers’ Web sites implicate the MMM even further 15
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 15
Senator Jack Reed (D-NJ) 17
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) 17
Thomas Daschle 18
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) 20
Congressman Martin Olav Sabo (D-MN) 21
Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) 21
Congressman Christopher Shays (D-CT) 21
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) 21
Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) 22
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Bobby Rush (D-IL), and Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) 23
Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-MD) 23
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) 24
The Million Mom March lied to its own supporters (and donors) 25
Million Mom March may have exposed prospective members to identity theft 25
The following is from the Million Mom March’s own Web site. It is word-for-word with no alterations, except for the bracketed commentary and inserted reminders of what the Million Mom March told the Internal Revenue Service.
Million Mom March
Sensible gun laws, safe kids
Every day, 12 children die from gunshot wounds [a fraudulent statement]. Each day there is no action on this issue, we lose 12 more children. It is the horror of events like Columbine that grab the news headlines, but these daily deaths are even more commonplace than a dramatic school shooting-they are happening in everyone’s backyard.
The Million Mom March was conceived in the fall of 1999 by a New Jersey Mom [and associate of political candidate Hillary Clinton] who had enough. Donna Dees-Thomases received a wake-up call while watching the footage of the Granada Hills Day Camp massacre. Her young children were untouched by gun violence, and she was fiercely determined to keep them that way. Her hope was to harness the passion of hundreds of thousands of people who are determined to keep our kids safe.
The Million Mom March is not about banning guns. The Million Mom March is about common sense gun laws-specifically they are urging Congress to enact a law requiring that all gun owners be licensed and registered, including mandatory safety training.
And Hillary Clinton played a very central role in this.
Earlier this year thousands of women in Washington DC took part in a “Million Mom March” against guns, led by Hillary Clinton and the mothers of several children shot dead at Dunblane. Electors were urged to vote against politicians who backed guns.
Their efforts were evident in the results of the November 7 election. Eight out of 12 senators and congressmen deemed to be the staunchest advocates of the gun lobby were resoundingly defeated. Bush failed to win states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan where he had promoted gun ownership as a pillar of his campaign.