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bob hall connections
The Bob Hall Network – Director of Democracy NC (member of the Blueprint ‘Eviscerate’ NC, works closely with the State Board of Elections and has been instrumental in the passing and implementation of most of NCs liberal election laws and rules. Read more about Bob Hall here.

This is an image of Blueprint NC’s membership list. While current members come and go (and come back again), we have included all members past and present because we know that all groups that are or have been official members continue to follow Blueprint NC’s strategic instructions.

In a story titled "Election Bureaucrats Ran Amok" Civitas uncovered a scheme whereby by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) successfully subverted state law to facilitate online voter registration in North Carolina by the 2012 Barack Obama campaign.
In a story titled “Election Bureaucrats Ran Amok” Civitas uncovered a scheme whereby by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) successfully subverted state law to facilitate online voter registration in North Carolina by the 2012 Barack Obama campaign. Click here to read the story.

In 2010, Civitas reported that the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) has woven itself into the fabric of the left in North Carolina.

Following excerpts taken from “Inside Philanthropy” “This is one of the more openly progressive and political funders in the energy and climate space. It mostly, quietly funds the giants of climate change work. …Sea Change spreads its money pretty widely. Beyond giving millions every year to its main grantee, the Energy Foundation, and well over $1 million a year to major organizations such as the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and CAP, it also gives mid-six-figure grants to a wide array of other groups involved in energy or climate issues. The Sea Change Foundation funds a wide array of energy and environmental groups, giving out between $40 million and $55 million in recent years. The Sea Change Foundation is funded by Nathaniel Simons, the son of hedge fund wizard James Simons and a major Democratic donor. Sea Change gives away tens of millions of dollars every year to promote clean energy and reduce carbon emissions, mainly in the United States. Nathaniel Simons is president of Sea Change and his wife, Laura Baxter-Simons is secretary. All the funds from the foundation come from their personal fortune, or wealth associated with Renaissance Technology, the wildly successful hedge fund that Nat’s father, James Simons, created and where Nat spent years as a portfolio manager. There’s also income from a vaguely named company based in Bermuda, which has drawn accusations from various conspiracy-prone bloggers. Nat and Laura are something of a Bay Area power couple. While Nat is an heir to one of the largest hedge fortunes around and has two degrees from UC Berkeley (in economics and math), Laura is a Stanford-educated lawyer whose father, Marvin Baxter, is a justice on the California Supreme Court. Sea Change is not the only avenue through which Nat is trying to move the needle on energy issues. He’s also CEO of Elan Management, which invests in early-stage renewable energy and cleantech companies.” A 2014 United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff report, titled “The Chain of Environmental Command – How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA,” describes the Energy Foundation this way: “The Energy Foundation is a pass-through public charity utilized by the most powerful Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) members to create the appearance of a more diversified base of support, to shield them from accountability, and to leverage limited resources by hiring dedicated energy/environment staff to handle strategic giving. The Energy Foundation is the largest recipient of grants from the foreign-funded Sea Change Foundation; yet, it appears the Energy Foundation attempts to hide donations from Sea Change, as it is not listed as one of Energy Foundation’s partners.”


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This image displays the number of activists, liberal activist organizations, funders and total grant money included in the Mapping the Left website at the time of its roll out in January 2015.

NC Health News calls itself an “independent, not-for-profit news organization.” The group has many ties to the progressive/liberal Left in NC and turns out to be just another propaganda “news” outlet with an agenda. What is that agenda? A liberal organizing network called Blueprint NC distributed a 38-page strategy memo, in February 2013, that outlined a “collective statewide strategy” to discredit Republicans and conservatives in North Carolina. One of the immediate goals described in the memo was to “eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.” In order to do that, Blueprint concluded, it was necessary to have “operatives with relationships to statewide media … for getting out the message in non-traditional ways.“ Enter Rose Hoban and NC Health News. As a former reporter.

Liberal protesters at the General Assembly, in 2013, claimed they were acting in the name of morality, but a Civitas study showed that, in the end, the protests would have been better named: “Money Mondays.” A Civitas study shows that Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) affiliated groups, the groups that coordinated the moral Monday protests, received more than $100 million in direct state grants in years leading up to the protests.