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The groups & dark money behind anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ & anti-CRT legislation

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the organizations and dark money behind the Republican Party's "pro-parent" rebrand.

According to True North Research, many parent groups opposing masks and critical race theory are driven by dark money. Dark money is also driving "concerned moms" attacking anti-racism classes in schools. Koch-funded groups are backing anti-abortion groups that call themselves the Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice. Why isn't this getting more attention?


Lisa Graves, founder and executive director of True North Research, and current board chair and former executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy

Web Resources:

Truthout: Dark Money Is Driving Today’s “Concerned Moms” Attacking Anti-Racism in Schools

The New Republic: The GOP Has Revived Its Obsession With Parents' Rights

Truthout: Many “Parent” Groups Opposing Masks and CRT Are Actually Driven by Dark Money

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.
Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio.