Just yesterday, the Managing director for the Black Lives Matter organization— Kailee Scales — conducted a disastrous Reddit AMA, during which she was hard pressed to disclose where and how exactly the money received from donations to BLM was being used. Interestingly, she refused to answer said questions, and the ensuing controversy was enough for moderators to lock the thread.
The suspicions didn’t die there, however. And the internet got to work to find out what exactly was going on behind the scenes at BLM. It didn’t take long to figure it out.
As one Reddit user pointed out, Black Lives Matter uses ActBlue as their electronic platform for donations. ActBlue is a nonprofit technology organization established in June 2004 that enables Democrats, progressive groups, and nonprofits to raise money on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software.
This is all well and good. Even the Republicans have their own electronic platforms for donations and fundraising.
However, if we read the fine print of ActBlue’s policy, we find out a very interesting detail:
Re-designation of Contributions
In the event that a campaign or committee (a) fails for 60 days to cash a check from ActBlue which includes your contribution (after ActBlue makes repeated attempts to work with the campaign to ensure all checks are cashed), or (b) affirmatively refuses a contribution earmarked through ActBlue, your contribution will be re-designated as a contribution to ActBlue. Contributions to social welfare organizations which are similarly not cashed or are affirmatively refused will be kept by ActBlue and used generally to support its social welfare activities.
Contributions to charitable organizations which are not cashed or affirmatively refused will got to ActBlue Charities.
Considering that Black Lives Matter is receiving millions of dollars worth of donations from corporations and from people all around the globe, this seems to suggest that the organization is merely a front to launder campaign funds to Progressive grassroots campaigns, as well as Democrat campaign fundraising.