Friday, September 24, 2010

Political Non-Profits

Earlier this week we posted an entry about watching TV ads. Today's New York Times has a story about why it is so important to know who is paying for the ads you watch.

The story is about a non-profit organization called Americans for Job Security. Organized under Section 503 (c) of the internal revenue code, the group does not list individual donors or funders on their tax forms. Yet the group spends upwards of $6 million on TV ads attacking candidates in the days and weeks before an election.

Who are Americans for Job Security? And who's money is behind their $6 million in ads? An investigation found clues; you might be surprised. Read the whole article for the details.

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