NLPC Files Complaints Against Group Headed by Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) on Friday filed Complaints with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Attorney General against a nonprofit called Dignity and Power Now, founded by Patrisse Cullors, who is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

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NLPC submitted documents showing that Dignity and Power Now was provided $100,000 by the Resnick Foundation and $125,000 by the California Initiative in 2016. Yet, the nonprofit filed a post card return used by groups that raise less than $50,000 per year. The group also apparently failed to disclose the contributions to California Attorney General, as required.

Click here for a New York Post story by Isabel Vincent. From the article:

“The obvious question is what happened to the money,” said NLPC chairman Peter Flaherty. “Given these circumstances, we believe that an audit is in order. 

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BLM Co-Founder’s Nonprofit Seeks to Operate in Other States as it Avoids Financial Disclosure in California

Joe Schoffstall writes on FoxNews.com:

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A social justice nonprofit chaired by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is moving to operate in other states as it avoids filing required financial documents in California, filings show.

Cullors’ nonprofit, Dignity and Power Now, was warned by California’s attorney general’s office in March over its failure to file all the required financial documents for 2019. According to state records, Dignity and Power Now is currently delinquent in California, where it is incorporated.

From the same article:

“As a condition of their tax-exempt status, nonprofit groups are required by the IRS and state regulators to disclose significant information about their finances,” said Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. “It is important for groups soliciting donations to file accurately and on time.”

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California AG Says Group Chaired by Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Hasn’t Made Required Disclosures

Fred Lucas in the Daily Signal has this:

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California officials have issued three warnings to a nonprofit group started by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors that it has failed to file required financial disclosures.

In September and again in February and March, the California Attorney General’s Office notified Cullors’ organization, Dignity and Power Now, that it was delinquent in filing the financial information, according to documents obtained by The Daily Signal. 

From the same article:

The California Attorney General’s Office gave The Daily Signal a copy of the March letter. The National Legal and Policy Center provided the previous letters, one dated Sept. 4 and the other Feb. 2, to The Daily Signal. 

Also:

The Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center, which tracks nonprofits, monitors the finances of nonprofit groups associated with Cullors. NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty said it is important to know where … Read More ➡