A secretive political group is planning to spend nearly $300 million this election cycle to advance progressive causes such as the Green New Deal.
A confidential document outlining the plan by the Democracy Alliance was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Titled “Vision for a Progressive America, and What’s Needed to Get There,” it was distributed to donors at a spring donor conference in Texas earlier this month.
Since its founding in 2005, the Democracy Alliance has poured some $1.83 billion into the “progressive infrastructure,” the Free Beacon reported.
Among the group’s objectives, according to the document, are a “safe and sustainable planet would include a new president and Congress that are positioned in 2021 to advance bold actions, like a Green New Deal, that achieves dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while creating millions of jobs and reducing economic inequality.”
The Green New Deal co-sponsored by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has divided Democrats.
After it was introduced in February, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi downplayed it as the “green dream or whatever they call it.”
In March, a resolution failed to advance the bill in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 0-57, with most Democrats voting “present.”
Democracy Alliance says in the document that America “is enduring an almost unthinkable crisis of democracy that has at the same time brought out the best—in the mobilization of millions and the creation of significant new organizations borne of resistance—and caused us to look harder at our existing strategies, organizations, and movements.”
“To alter the current imbalance of power and influence, we must marshal strategic and financial resources with a sense of urgency,” the group writes.
The ultimate objective is a permanent “progressive America.”
Stated goals toward that end include marshaling resources to create “a robust pipeline of federal judges” to be selected by a future Democratic president and a “well-resourced strategy for blocking right-wing judges.”