A two-part investigation by NPR and the Center for Responsive Politics found a tier of social welfare groups that operate behind the scenes, raising money and doling it out to other, more public groups, while reporting those grants to the IRS only annually. Read Part Two here: http://n.pr/1hMrjqi
Read Part One here: http://n.pr/Htepzu
Want to learn more?
From the NYTimes: Should 501c4’s Be Eliminated?
From the Brennan Center for Justice: ABA Supports Disclosure of Secret Political Spending
From the Center for Competitive Politics: Money in Politics
From the Minnesota Law Review: Donor Disclosure: Undermining the First Amendment
My friends—my riding friends—they all always have some mission, some dream, some ride that for them is crazy and maybe impossible and which the world will never care about. Some aim to do a single loop of 2-5-10 without walking. Some want to ride across the country, win national titles, world championships, just keep up for once dammit, or figure out a good route to work. And we all understand it all. We know as fully and purely as we did back in those summer days that something vital to life and truth is at stake every day. We have each other’s respect—though not, anymore, because we saved the world but, I think, because we’re still at play.
—Bill Strickland (via rouleurs-jusdorange)
If you haven’t already noticed, we released #DIVVYRED into the system over the weekend!
The regular Divvy bikes match the blue of the Chicago flag, but #DIVVYRED is painted Chicago red—the same red as the stars in the Chicago flag. And there’s only 1 in the entire city.
#DIVVYRED shows our…