Ready or Not, It's Time to Come Clean

Want to know who’s really behind the piles of propaganda in your mailbox? What about the smear campaigns on TV sponsored by some group you’ve never heard of and funded by people whose names never have to be released? And don’t even get us started on the Facebook spam the floods our feeds. If you’re as fed up as we are, sign up today for updates, breaking news and simple things you can do to take action against the nameless, faceless forces trying to manipulate our elections.

Mission

Citizens Against Corruption exists to force from the darkness dishonest powerbrokers who try to manipulate elections in the Sunshine State. Floridians have exceeded their tolerance for dishonesty, deceit and corruption in our political process. Multimillionaires are laundering their (often ill-gotten) money through shadowy 501(c)4 groups to influence Florida elections with the ultimate goal of taking over our state legislature and our courts. Forces outside of our communities and even outside of our state are exerting their will in our elections and, ready or not, it’s time to come clean.

About

Floridians deserve fair and honest elections. Period. So in order to give Floridians access to the truth, this website was established to expose deception, dishonesty and illegal actions of groups like:

Florida Watch Action • America Votes • Florida Strong • The Alliance • Win Florida

Additionally, Citizens Against Corruption will not shy away from exposing the individuals who finance these shadowy operations, individuals like:

Chris Findlater

Co-founder of NetQuote and most notable for using spam tactics to collect personal information online.

Michael Singer

Alachua Businessman charged with reporting fraud related to investors.

Stephen Bittel

Terranova Corp

Barbara Stiefel

Coral Gables mega-donor

Neal Roth

Sarasota Trial Attorney

Carlos Odio

Executive Director, Florida Alliance

Frank Brunckhorst

Owner of Boar's Head Meats

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In the News

Secretive Democratic Donors Flex Political Muscle in South Florida

MIAMI HERALD

"A secretive network of Democratic boosters intent on shifting Florida’s politics from right to left has set its sights this election season on South Florida, where years of groundwork have helped create conditions that left several Republican incumbents vulnerable.

Through affiliated nonprofits and political committees, the Florida Alliance has spent more than $1 million this summer backing liberal causes and blasting Republicans, particularly those in districts painfully redrawn this year to be more competitive. Nowhere have these efforts been more evident than in Miami-Dade County, home to several of the Alliance’s biggest donors and swing races where its actions could sway the vote."


State Senate Races Dividing Key Democratic Donor Groups

POLITICO

“Several Win Florida board members have recently left the group, including Jeff Wright, public policy director for the Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union; Neal Roth, a prominent state trial attorney and Democratic donor; and Alphonso Mayfield, president of the Service Employees International Union of Florida (SEIU), which has 19,000 members, according to filings with the Florida Department of State.”


Wealthy Liberal Donors in Florida Bypass Party, Fuel Covert Machine

POLITICO

“It's unclear how much the Alliance raises or exactly how it spends its money. Much of the money runs through a network of 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, which are informally called “dark money” groups because they don’t have to disclose their donors. They have become popular vehicles for groups across the ideological spectrum to fund political and advocacy operations. The tax-exempt groups can take part in political activity as long as it represents less than 50 percent of overall spending.”


Miami's Christopher Findlater, the Democrats' Mini-Koch

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS

“Findlater is a hypocrite, loudly decrying campaign big-spending, while spending big, bigger and biggest himself. He gives an average $312,000 per year to left-wing candidates and a shadowy advocacy group called the Democracy Alliance.”


Christopher Findlater: Florida Millionaire and Democracy Alliance Member Decries Big Spending While Spending Big

THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON

“Findlater is also a member of the elite, secretive, invitation-only Democracy Alliance, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Full Alliance members are required to contribute at least $200,000 per year as membership dues and contributions to allied organizations. Findlater blasted that type of shadowy behavior in a 2009 letter mailed to Democratic congressmen. He joined 57 other wealthy liberal donors to plead with the lawmakers to pass the Fair Elections Now Act, which would have imposed stricter limits on giving.”