The media will portray this weekend’s so-called “March for Our Lives” as an earnest, spontaneous gathering of young people who are taking a stand against violence in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. However, this protest is actually a well-organized, well-funded initiative by radical leftists intent on advancing a gun control agenda that undermines the 2nd Amendment and demonizes guns and gun owners.
Not surprisingly, Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” is the main conduit for funding and organization. The event’s website directly solicits donations to the March for Our Lives – Everytown Support Fund, which is apparently a 501(c)3 non-profit, as well as the March for Our Lives Action Fund, a 501(c)4 “dark money” organization. Everytown.org emails are listed as the contact for assistance with “sibling marches” and financial support is available in the form of $5,000 from Everytown.
Everytown is also a sibling organization of professional activist Shannon Watts’s “Moms Demand Action.”
While Bloomberg and Everytown may be funding the event, the dollars raised in support may be flowing elsewhere. The president of the 501(c)4 organization is the co-executive director of the Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation, Deena Katz.
In fact, FrontPageMag.com’s Daniel Greenfield finds hardly any individuals or organizations involved with the March are tied to Florida at all:
Florida is notably absent from the roll call. Instead the organization, one of a number of seeming incarnations of the March for Our Lives brand, draws on established activist talent from the usual places, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. There’s nothing particularly local about it.
March for Our Lives is funded by Hollywood celebs, it’s led by a Hollywood producer and its finances are routed through an obscure tax firm in the Valley. Its treasurer and secretary are Washington D.C. pros. And a top funder of gun control agendas is also one of its directors.
Greenfield describes “nebulous shadow” obscured by high school students used as props as the driving force behind the March for Our Lives and, with this well-oiled political machine clearly visible beneath the surface, the corporate supporters of the March cannot be given a pass. Companies like Aetna, which has pledged $200,000 in support, Gucci, $500,000, and dating app Bumble, $100,000, are complicit in not only advancing the March’s anti-2nd Amendment agenda, but the entire progressive movement as well.
Perhaps the ultimate hypocrisy by these corporations is their absence from another march earlier this year in Washington. On January 19th, over 100,000, mostly young people, joined the March for Life, an annual event that works to end the 900,000 deaths caused by the abortion industry every year. Not one of these virtue signaling companies was present, and Lyft provided no free rides.