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Racketeering By Other Name


The biggest union in the country, is the National Education Association (NEA), a 501(c)(5). And to say the NEA is a major political player, is an understatement. The NEA with its associated political action committees, contributed nearly $143.5 million to national candidates —97% of which exclusively supported Democrats and liberals—from 1990 through February 2019. It's yearly Budget Revenue is over $371,634,083 dollars.


This trend to active engagement in politics increased rapidly after the 1960s, as states began requiring school districts to collectively bargain with the NEA and other unions. The NEA is the force behind CRT in schools nationwide and promotes an operation called "NEA EdJustice," in which the organization aims to mobilize activists “in the fight for racial, social and economic justice."


The NEA also sent tens of millions of dollars to political action committees, or PACs, including over $68 million to NEA’s PAC, $4.7 million to the NEA Advocacy Fund, and $2.1 million to the California Teachers Association. The NEA is also deeply entangled in state and local politics, and is a major contributor to leftist nonprofit organizations.


The NEA not only gives generously to Democratic political campaigns, but it does as well to various hardcore leftist organizations, through its grant program, here are some of them:


UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza)

United Federation of Teachers

National Urban League

Congressional Black Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Center for American Progress

Catalist

Progress Now

Media Matters for America

Democracy Alliance

Progressive, Inc.

Progressive States Network


The NEA is predominantly funded by member dues and “agency fees” paid by teachers obligated to be represented by the union in non-right-to-work states. At least in previous years, NEA has received in more in dues than the other leviathan union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). And then there is this. The NEA receives subsidies from the federal government.


The following question needs to be asked. Isn't this a form of sanctioned racketeering? And one favoring one political party, the Democrats, at that? How do you counteract such a disadvantage every time elections come around? It's a rhetorical question.



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