Jan. 22, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Susan Myrick, email@example.com, 919-834-2099
“Mapping the Left” project shines a bright light on coordination between more than 140 liberal organizations in the state
RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute today launches a new website that will, for the first time, expose the full extent of a vast, shadowy network of left-wing activist groups in North Carolina.
Mapping the Left is a user-friendly online database that vividly illustrates how a cadre of large left-wing foundations in the state fund a dizzying web of activist groups that collaborate to push a radical agenda in North Carolina.
Since 2003, more than 300 foundations have contributed more than $425 million to the organizations included in the Mapping the Left Project. Of those foundations, 65 are North Carolina-based, providing over $153 million to advocacy groups in the state. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation alone doled out $76.3 million to NC groups.
In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofits command an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together in and out of networks to influence and control public policy.
“For too long, radical and well-funded activist groups have been able to operate in the state without the level of scrutiny that is routinely applied to the Right,” said Civitas Elections Policy Analyst Susan Myrick. “The Mapping the Left project not only provides that scrutiny, but also puts to rest the misguided notion that there is a vast right-wing conspiracy in North Carolina. In fact, it is the Left, through its complex web of funding and coordination, that is exerting massive power and influence throughout the state.”
The Mapping the Left project is an ongoing research project. The Civitas Institute will be adding new revelations to the site throughout the spring, and will continually update the website as new information is uncovered going forward.
The website, www.mappingtheleft.com, can be found here.
Civitas Policy Analyst Susan Myrick is available for media interviews. She can be reached at 919-834-2099.
The Civitas Institute – “North Carolina’s Conservative Voice” – is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.