IndyWeek gives us a Who's Who of Civitas and Civitas Action

IndyWeek, seeing the story on Civitas's posting of personal information on Moral Monday protestors, has turned the tables on Civitas, giving background information on the people that make up the organization. They note that the list of individuals working for Civitas disappeared from the organization's website as they were working on the story and the irony of Civitas's calls for transparency while being so secretive about itself.

Civitas Institute is a conservative think tank funded largely by the Pope Foundation, which has given it more than $8 million since its founding in 2005—about 97 percent of its income. It is a tax-exempt nonprofit. Art Pope sat on the institute’s board of directors until Gov. Pat McCrory appointed him as state deputy budget director.

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The Occupy Raleigh Folks...

...posted Art Pope's home address, phone number and personal email addresses, encouraging folks to visit and contact him.

Unfortunately, they took it down (not wanting to stoop to Civitas's level)

Fortunately, I kept a copy. I don't have a problem stooping to Civitas's level if anyone is interested in the info.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Not interested in that, but ...

I'm not interested in Pope's personal info.

However, if you happen to have a list of current members of the McCrory administration or members of the state legislature that either did workshops for, attended workshops, or worked in some kind of capacity for one of Pope's foundations in the past, that information could be useful.

Or documented proof of Americans for Prosperity or Pope dark money being funneled to extremist religious groups that backed Amendment One.

Or documentation showing that Pope is currnetly directing or otherwise influencing Civitas or Civitas Action while currently holding his job as State Budget Director or if one of his foundations is providing his state office with background research.

Or information on Pope's work or contacts with Americans for Prosperity.

Or further information on the real estate holdings of Pope and his associates and any connections they might have with developers pushing for legislation to take over a certain NC city's water shed.

Pope's home address and phone number is irrelevant. How he and his buddies are buying the state government is.

Well, You Can Always Go Back to IndyWeek

I'm sure it's not what precisely what you're looking for, but IndyWeek published information about Pope's web of evil, including ties to AFP and other things.

NOTE that each cell is clickable! Perhaps it's a start.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Yes, it's a start

I saw the Pope web on IndyWeek awhile back.

It shows the general influence of the Pope machine on politics in NC. But progressives are going to have to get very specific about the connections of Pope and AFP money and how it's directly influencing particular pieces of legislation and directing policy.

We already know Pope and his crew have spent and is spending a lot of money. We need to expose what and who they're getting for their investments.

Pope and AFP are vampires. They'll crumble to dust if exposed to the bright light of day.

Agreed

And I don't have the answers.

But in terms of whom he has bought, here's another start.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Here's a list of people

Here's a list of people affiliated with the John Locke Foundation.

John Locke’s Board of Directors
Herb B. Berkowitz
Bruce M. Babcock
Charlie Carter
Dr. James S. Fulghum III, M.D.
Charles F. Fuller
William T. Graham
Robert L. Luddy
Dr. Assad Meymandi, M.D.
Baker A. Mitchell, Jr.
Carl Mumpower
Thomas H. Roberg
David M. Stover
J. M. Bryan Taylor
Andy Wells

Staff, Fellows, and Scholars
John Hood, President (birthday, Feb 9.)
Research Division
Dr. Roy Cordato
Julie Gilstrap
Fergus Hodgson
Jon Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanera
Dr. Terry Stoops
Communications/Carolina Journal
Don Carrington
Jon Ham
Rick Henderson
Mitch Kokai
Michael Lowrey
Donna Martinez
Barry Smith
Dan Way
Events & Outreach
Becki Gray
Dr. Troy Kickler
Administration
Page Cox
Katelynd Day
Tracey McCaskill
Kory Swanson