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Religious Liberty

America Online is an online mass media corporation based in New York City. AOL generates an annual revenue of more than $2 billion and is owned by Verizon Communications and AOL Holdings LLC. AOL is the parent company of the following brands Huffington Post, Map Quest, Adtech, and others.

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2nd Amendment
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which promotes a repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the Family Research Council (FRC), which is a pro-Second Amendment organization, Accessed 5/16/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports the 2nd Amendment and the right for citizens to own, carry and use firearms, Accessed 5/16/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to YWCA, which is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), an organization that opposes “Stand Your Ground” laws and opposes concealed carry, Accessed 3/7/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to ACLU, which opposes the private individual’s right to bear arms, Accessed 3/22/18.

Environment
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which supports cap and trade, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the National Wildlife Federation, which supports cap-and-trade and opposes the Keystone Pipeline, Accessed 5/18/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Nature Conservancy, which supports cap-and-trade, carbon tax and the 2015 Paris climate deal, Accessed 5/10/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the Sierra Club, which supports cap and trade, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to World Wildlife Fund, which supports a carbon tax, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon signed a pledge supporting liberal environmental policies concluding from the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to FRC, which is opposed to extreme environmental overregulation and cap-and-trade, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which opposes cap-and-trade and is opposed to a carbon tax, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the National Audubon Society, which supports the Clean Power Plan that includes a carbon tax, Accessed 3/22/18.

Marriage
AOL’s parent company, Verizon supported same-sex marriage by signing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state marriage laws in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), Accessed 6/5/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon received a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and served as an HRC Dinner sponsor. See more on HRC’s position on marriage here, Accessed 12/19/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the YWCA, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Salvation Army, which supports traditional marriage, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to FRC, which advocates for a traditional family structure, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports traditional marriage, Accessed 5/16/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to ACLU, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 3/22/18.

Life
AOL’s parent company, Verizon directly contributes to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to March of Dimes, which donates to organizations that advise and promote abortion and donates to Planned Parenthood via a MOD Chapter, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to Girls Inc., a pro-abortion organization, 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to Susan G. Komen, which continues to fund Planned Parenthood, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to Girls Inc., a pro-abortion organization, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to the YWCA, which is a pro-abortion organization, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to Catholic Charities, a pro-life organization, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to FRC, which is an adamantly pro-life organization, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which is a pro-life organization, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to United Way chapters that fund Planned Parenthood, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to ACLU, which supports abortion, Accessed 3/22/18.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate supporter of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal group who pushes abortion throughout the world. Accessed 06/27/2018.

 Education
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports Common Core, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a member of Business Roundtable, which supports both Common Core and school choice, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to FRC, which is opposed to Common Core and supports school choice, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which is opposed to Common Core and supports school choice, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate supporter of the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization that advocates for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Accessed 04/11/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to ACLU, which opposes school choice, Accessed 3/22/18.

Immigration
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a partner of the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a sponsor for the League of United Latin American Citizen’s (LULAC) 2017 National Gala, which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 8/14/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to and sponsored the 2017 to UnidosUS, formerly known as La Raza, annual banquet, Accessed 5/23/17.
UnidosUS, formerly known as La Raza advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 9/01/16.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate partner and sponsor of the 2016 USHCC annual meeting. USHCC advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon funds the Hispanic Federation, which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which is a member of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to FRC, which is opposed to sanctuary cities, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which opposes sanctuary cities, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to ACLU, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 3/22/18.

Religious Liberty
AOL’s parent company, Verizon sponsored the 2016 Equality CA annual meeting; Equality CA is a coalition of businesses in favor of stripping religious liberty, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon is a sponsor of the LA LGBT Center, which advocates for the Equality Act which has sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protections at the federal level, undermining 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 03/06/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon received a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and served as an HRC Dinner sponsor. See more on HRC’s position on religious liberty here, Accessed 12/19/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to Catholic Charities, which support RFRA, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to FRC, which is a staunch defender of religious liberty, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports religious liberty, Accessed 8/08/17.
AOL’s parent company, Verizon contributes to ACLU, which supports the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty, but also supports transgender bathroom policies, Accessed 3/22/18.

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