Amazon has suspended the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) from its charity program over questions about the group’s finances. AmazonSmile, which donates 0.5% from purchases to designated nonprofits, still lists some local Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapters but not the BLMGNF, the national part of the BLM organization.
“We offer the AmazonSmile program to make it easy for our customers to support their favorite charitable organizations, and we work to offer a broad spectrum of organizations, including those working to end racial injustice,” an Amazon spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
“States have rules for nonprofits, and organizations participating in AmazonSmile need to meet those rules. Unfortunately this organization fell out of compliance with the rules in several states, so we’ve had to temporarily suspend them from the program until they come into compliance.
“We hope that happens soon, and in the meantime, customers who have already selected them in AmazonSmile are able to continue supporting them, and we’ll hold any funds accrued until they’re back in compliance.”
“We take these matters seriously and have taken immediate action,” a BLMGNF spokesperson said on Feb. 3 after it shut down online fundraising.
“We have immediately engaged compliance counsel to address any issues related to state fundraising compliance.
“In the interim, we have shut down online fundraising as we work quickly to ensure we are meeting all compliance requirements.”
According to Fox News, “At the end of 2020, Black Lives Matter said in an impact report that it raised $90 million, spent $8.4 million in operating expenses, distributed $21.7 million in grants to 33 other organizations, and closed the year with a $60 million balance.”
Enter the Clinton allies.
Two people closely linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken key roles with Black Lives Matter recent filings show.
Democratic lawyer Marc Elias, who was a lawyer for Hillary’s campaign in 2016, and longtime ally of both Bill and Hillary, Minyon Moore, have taken leadership roles in the charity.
“The latest filing’s addition of partisan lawyer Marc Elias confirms the group is more political than charitable,” Scott Walter, the president of the Capital Research Center. “But it also suggests that finally some left-wing heavyweights have begun to deal with the embarrassing mess made by a major activist group the institutional Left has failed to, pardon the term, police.”
Journalist Lee Fang said,
“Kind of incredible: BLM national org now run in part by the DNC’s top lawyer and Minyon Moore, former Clinton aide who now runs a corporate lobbying firm for natural gas interests, for-profit hospitals, and other business clients.
“Dewey Square Group, Minyon Moore’s lobby firm, is currently helping lead the push on behalf of Lyft, Uber and DoorDash to make drivers in Massachusetts ineligible for the minimum wage and block them from being able to form or join a labor union.”
Kind of incredible: BLM national org now run in part by the DNC's top lawyer and Minyon Moore, former Clinton aide who now runs a corporate lobbying firm for natural gas interests, for-profit hospitals, and other business clients https://t.co/kBEsgmwAuF— Lee Fang (@lhfang) February 16, 2022
Scoop: Clinton World is helping take over the embattled Black Lives Matter org. The law firm of Marc Elias (of discredited dossier infamy) is handling BLM's books, & longtime Bill & Hillary ally Minyon Moore is on BLM's board.@DCExaminer w/ @AndrewKerrNChttps://t.co/aNpVNR4F59— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 16, 2022