This is just a heads up. I am still reviewing documents and waiting for the next New York disclosure filing. As most of you know, National Organization is meddling in several New York electoral races, trying to punish people for their legislative votes for marriage equality. One of these races is a special election on March 20 for a state senate seat from Brooklyn (Fidler v. Storobin). The rest will heat up as we get closer to November.
It appears that, once again, NOM is flouting campaign finance laws
races throughout the country. As of last October, NOM began bundling contributions into a single line item, rather than disclosing individual donors. I suspect that they are doing so (illegally) to mask the fact that none of this money is coming from the state of New York, let alone Brooklyn. On a related note, there is now an investigation in Minnesota for apparently doing the same thing. As a piece in The Advocate notes:
The Human Rights Campaign, which had pushed for the investigation of Minnesota for Marriage, reported Friday that it is going forward. Common Cause of Minnesota filed a complaint last month against Minnesota for Marriage and the Minnesota Family Council, saying they had violated state campaign finance laws by failing to disclose individual donors.