Archive for the ‘Fred Karger’ Category
WASHINGTON, DC — After several attempts to get a copy of the 2011 501(c)3 tax return of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), we were finally able to get them to post it online just 2 months after it was due. It took a Keystone Cops episode (see description and photos below) when Fred Karger went to the infamous NOM office at 2029 K Street in Washington, DC last week.
“They tried their best to avoid me, were rude and evasive, but what else is new?” said Karger on his latest attempt to gather NOM’s tax returns.
One thing is crystal clear; NOM president Brian Brown and former president Maggie Gallagher are definitely getting rich off the NOM donors – very rich.
Below are copies of NOM’s 2011 tax returns for its political as well as its charitable operation – the NOM Education Fund. Gifts to NOM’s Education Fund are tax deductible and it can receive unlimited money from private foundations. This is where the DeVos family gave its $500,000 and why we are leading a boycott of Amway which they own because of it: www.BoycottAmway.com.
Take a look for yourself and see just how much money Brian Brown is draining from NOM, whose most recent fundraising report was down 25%.
Maybe they don’t want us to know that NOM President Brian Brown made over $500,000 dollars in 2011. He was paid $230,000 by NOM’s political operation where he claimed to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, and another whopping $230,000 from NOM’s Educational Fund where he claimed to work another 40 hours per week. Add $47,000 in benefits and you have the “Half Million Dollar Man.”
“We’ve seen their sleazy internal documents thanks to all the hard work of the State of Maine Attorney General’s office and the Maine Ethics Commission, who have beeninvestigating NOM and Brian Brown for 3 ½ years on my charges of money laundering. This investigation is a result of a sworn complaint we filed against NOM back in August 2009.”
NOM’s confidential documents are posted online courtesy of HRC’s NOM Exposed: CLICK HERE. They’re definitely worth a read.
|Contact: Rina Shah
May 8, 2012
Karger Campaign Hits the Road in the New ‘California Express’
Last week has been a busy one! My friend Ric Grenell has been in the news because Mitt Romney let him go as his foreign policy spokesman. This prompted numerous inquiries for me to weigh in on the subject. I started on the Thomas Roberts’ Show, which I did via SKYPE from Palm Springs, where we’d been campaigning for two days. To watch, CLICK HERE.
While in the Palm Springs, we were covered by the Desert Sun newspaper which ran a story on our visit. To read, CLICK HERE.
Wednesday night I was interviewed on “The Last Word” by Lawrence O’Donnell by satellite from a production company in Orange, CA. To watch this interview, CLICK HERE.
Rounding out a full week, I was a guest on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews and former Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL). To watch, CLICK HERE.
Finally, I was asked by the Guardian to write a column about Ric Grenell as well. To read,CLICK HERE.
Watch for the California Express
We will be traveling all across California beginning tomorrow in our new ‘California Express’, a big black van decorated with the familiar campaign logos in advance of the June 5th California Primary. We’ll be heading up the California coast and then down through the Central Valley. If you have any ideas as we come into your area, please email Kevin Miniter, our Political Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current schedule is as follows:
May 9 – Ventura/Santa Barbara
May 10 – San Jose/Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley area
May 11, 12 and 13 – San Francisco and Bay Area
May 13 and 14 – Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto
May 15 – Fresno
May 16 – Bakersfield
May 17, 18 and 19 – Los Angeles
May 20 – Long Beach Gay Pride Parade
May 21, 22 and 23 – Los Angeles and Riverside
May 24, 25 and 26 – San Diego
Support Fred in the California Primary
It has been a long, hard-fought 27 months on the campaign trail for Fred and his team. Please help Fred with his final push in his home state of California. It’s very expensive to reach out to the 5,165,000 voters we need to communicate with.
|Contact: Rina Shah
February 23, 2012
Bold “Let’s Make History”
Commercial on Air in Michigan
Take a Look
LANSING, MICHIGAN – In an unprecedented move to win over Democrats and Independents, presidential candidate Fred Karger began running a daring new 30 second commercial today.
Karger says it right in the ad, “Go ahead and vote for President Obama in November, but right now help me make history.”
He is one of only 5 Republicans still running who is in next Tuesday’s all-important Michigan Primary.
Karger is the first ever openly gay candidate of either major political party to run for president. He talks about that historic first in the commercial. Fred has been receiving extensive media coverage and drawing crowds during his 16 days in Michigan this month. He has been to or through over half of Michigan’s 83 counties.
Karger to be in New York Primary!
Karger found out Tuesday that he is one of only 5 Republicans (Santorum, Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Karger) to appear on the New York Primary ballot on April 24th. CLICK HERE to read.
“We are now competing in 6 primaries including my home state of California. We will redouble our efforts to get in any future Republican debates or even go one-to-one against any of the other 4 remaining candidates.
Detroit Free Press Features Fred Karger
In a long profile yesterday, Kathy Gray wrote about the California businessman and former political consultant’s run for president. It’s a must read:
Fred Karger not your typical Republican presidential candidate
For link to full story, CLICK HERE
Hayley Drozdowski was intrigued but wary.
She’s a member of the Young Democrats organization at Michigan State University and looked at Fred Karger, a Republican presidential candidate from California, with skepticism.
He supports abortion rights and gay marriage, and he’s the first openly gay major-party presidential candidate. Not your typical Republican.
“He’s appealing to college students here,” said Drozdowski, 20, of Livonia. (…CLICK TO READ MORE)
Fred Interviewed by Rachel Maddow
Last Friday, Fred was on live talking about the split in the GOP over gay marriage with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (7 minutes into show). CLICK HERE or on image below to watch!
Lots More Coverage from Michigan and Around the World
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They Say it’s Fred Karger’s Birthday
I have known Fred for 20 years and have watched him closely the last two years as he has crisscrossed this country dozens and dozens of times as a candidate for President. He is constantly fighting the good fight for so many of us.
Today Fred is celebrating his 62nd birthday in Detroit – 2,200 miles away from home. In fact, he has been campaigning all over Michigan this past week for the February 28thMichigan Primary. Fred is one of only 6 candidates still running who will be on the Michigan ballot.
I asked him this morning what he would like for his birthday, and he replied, “I could sure use a contribution to our campaign. We need to make our Michigan commercials and buy TV time here right away.”
I thought I would surprise Fred with a $62.00 contribution to “Fred Karger for President.” I hope that you will contribute too and celebrate all that he has done.
Let’s surprise Fred by raising $10,000 today! Please send in $62.00, or whatever you can afford to make this a very happy birthday for our friend.
Thank you for your support.