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More Than 35 Conservative Organizations Sign Pledge to Reject Big Tech Money

By Staff | April 13, 2021 | 9:28am EDT
 

More than 35 organizations have signed a pledge to reject money from Big Tech organizations like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and others. In a separate statement, MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell stated, "We are sending this pledge to all conservative organizations and leaders and urging them to sign it. We must act together to end Silicon Valley’s corrupt grip over Washington and our public discourse." You can read that statement here. 

Here is the letter in full asking conservative leaders to reject Big Tech money: 

Dear Conservative leader,

Big Tech has gone too far and its abuses are corrupting our government and elections. We members of the Free Speech Alliance call on every conservative leader and organization to reject any financial support from Big Tech or their surrogates. Including, but not limited to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple. 

For the last several years, Silicon Valley has grown more powerful and they are abusing that power by censoring conservative thought, individuals, and organizations. Through their deliberate censorship, Big Tech prevented a president from communicating with his voters during an election. As a result of Big Tech’s overt liberal agenda, they are censoring entire movements, like the right to life movement. Finally, they are actively censoring conservative leaders simply for voicing their beliefs. 

Big Tech’s power over our public dialogue is a threat to our American democracy. This must stop. This problem will not get better until conservatives draw a line in the sand and reject the toxic influence of Big Tech cash. Big Tech money is political toxic waste.

Therefore, starting today, we are launching a campaign urging individuals and organizations to publicly take the following pledge. It is our intention to maintain a public list of people and organizations that have signed the pledge. 

As of this date going forward, I/we ___________ pledge that I/we will not accept any financial support from Big Tech and its surrogates. Specifically, I/we will not accept any donations from, but not limited to, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple;  or if I/we do accept donations from Big Tech, I/we will recuse myself/ourselves from the debate about online freedom altogether. If, from this date forward, I/we inadvertently accept any financial support from big tech companies, I/we pledge to return that support immediately and publicly. I/we make this pledge understanding that Big Tech is corrupt and poses an existential threat to our democracy. Immediate steps must be taken to ensure all people have online freedom and that elections are kept free from Big Tech’s dangerous influence.

 

Signed, 

L. Brent Bozell III

President and Founder

Media Research Center

 

Tony Perkins

President 

Family Research Council

 

LTC Allen West

Chairman

Republican Party of Texas

 

Mathew D. Staver, Esq., B.C.S.

Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel

 

Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute

 

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

 

Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising, Inc.

 

Bill Donohue

President

The Catholic League

 

Floyd Brown

President 

Western Center for Journalism

 

Brigitte Gabriel

President

ACT for America

 

Austin Ruse

President

Center for Family and Human Rights

 

Susan Carleson

Chairman/CEO

American Civil Rights Union

 

Lori Roman

President

American Civil Rights Union

 

Sandy Rios

Director of Governmental Affairs

American Family Association

 

Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project

 

Jon Schweppe

Communications Director

American Principles Project

 

Gary Bauer

President

American Values

 

Michelle Easton

Board President

Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

 

Will Chamberlain

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

Human Events

 

Christie Lee McNally

President

Raven Strategies

 

David Kupelian

Vice President and Managing Editor

WND

 

George Rasley

Managing Editor

Conservative HQ

 

Eunie Smith

President ProTem

Eagle Forum

 

Richard Norman

Founder & President

Richard Norman Company

 

Craig Shirley

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Shirley & McVicker

 

John-Henry Westen

Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder

Life Site News

 

Steven Ertelt

Editor

LifeNews.com

 

Brian Brown

President

International Organization for the Family

 

Ryan Bomberger

Cofounder

The Radiance Foundation

 

Elaine Donnelly

President 

Center for Military Readiness 

 

Gene Mills

President

Louisiana Family Forum

 

John Hinderaker

President

Center of the American Experiment

 

Kathleen Patten

President & CEO

American Target Advertising

 

Alexandre Pesey

Founder

The Tocqueville Fellowship

 

Amy Kremer

Chairman

Women for America First

 

Thomas Lifson

Editor & Publisher

American Thinker

 

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

Editor-in-Chief & Founder

American Spectator

 

Governor Scott Walker

President

Young America's Foundation

 

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