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Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C161416 08/08/2017 Missourians For Worker Freedom A New Missouri 6614 Clayton Road #181 Richmond Heights MO 63117 8/7/2017 $100,000.00

C161416 08/08/2017 Missourians For Worker Freedom American Democracy Alliance 1100 Main Street Suite 2700 Kansas City MO 64105 8/7/2017 $150,000.00

C171080 08/08/2017 Liberty Alliance American Democracy Alliance 1100 Main Street Suite 2700 Kansas City MO 64105 8/7/2017 $350,000.00

[emphasis added]

Let’s unpack some of this.

C161416: Missourians For Worker Freedom
Committee Type: Campaign
7509 Nw Tiffany Springs Parkway Suite 300
Kansas City Mo 64153
Established Date: 12/23/2016
[….]
Ballot Measure History
Ballot Measures Election Date Subject Support/Oppose

Constitutional Amendment To Article I, Relating To Collective Bargaining, Version 1 Through 10, 2018-092 Through 2018-102
11/06/2018
Shall The Missouri Constitution Be Amended To Prohibit Impairing, Restricting Or Limiting The Ability Of Employees To Negotiate, Enter Into And Enforce Certain Collectively Bargained Agreements With An Employer?
Oppose

Referendum For Senate Substitute 2 For Senate Bill 19
11/06/2018
Do The People Of The State Of Missouri Want To Adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-To-Work”) As Passed By The General Assembly In 2017, Which Prohibits As A Condition Of Employment The Forced Membership In A Labor Organization (Union) Or Forced Payments Of Dues In Full Or Pro-Rata (Fair-Share); Make Any Activity Which Violates Employees’ Rights Illegal And Ineffective; Allow Legal Remedies For Anyone Injured As A Result Of Another Person Violating Or Threatening To Violate Employees’ Rights; And Which Shall Not Apply To Union Agreements Entered Into Before The Effective Date Of Senate Bill 19?
Support

Okay, the recipients of $250,000.00 today are opponents of organized labor and are supporting “right to get paid less”. Catchy committee name, though.

Prior to today they had no money:

C161416: Missourians For Worker Freedom
Committee Type: Campaign
7509 Nw Tiffany Springs Parkway Suite 300
Kansas City Mo 64153
Established Date: 12/23/2016
[….]
Information Reported On: 2017 – July Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $0.00
Monetary Receipts + $0.00
Monetary Expenditures – $0.00
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $0.00
Ending Money On Hand $0.00

The American Democracy Alliance (previously Ridgely PAC [pdf]) had a little over $100,000.00 in their last quarterly campaign finance report:

C171141: American Democracy Alliance – Ridgely Pac
Committee Type: Political Action
Po Box 26777
Kansas City Mo 64196
Established Date: 05/17/2017
[….]
Information Reported On: 2017 – July Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $0.00
Monetary Receipts + $100,100.11
Monetary Expenditures – $5.00
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $100,095.11
Ending Money On Hand $100,095.11

There was a single $100,000.00 contribution on June 27, 2017 which they reported [pdf] to the Missouri Ethics Commission on July 14, 2017.

So, how can a committee which last reported a little over $100,000.00 in the bank (as Ridgely PAC) make $500,00.00 in contributions in one day? Just asking.

Liberty Alliance is an opponent of organized labor and supporting [pdf] “right to get paid less”. They didn’t have much money in June:

C171080: Liberty Alliance
Committee Type: Political Action
7509 Nw Tiffany Spring Parkway Ste 300
Kansas City Mo 64153
Established Date: 02/15/2017
[….]
Information Reported On: 2017 – July Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $69.00
Monetary Receipts + $21,010.00
Monetary Expenditures – $18,336.80
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $916.37
Subtotal $1,756.83
Ending Money On Hand $1,825.83

They got a lot in late July and earlier this month:

Campaign Finance: pull up a PAC, add more money, campaign against organized labor (July 28, 2017)

Campaign Finance: okay, now they’re getting serious… (August 1, 2017)

What they lack in grassroots support they make up for in average contribution amount.

So much for looking after the little guy.