90 Miles From Tyranny : California Warns BLM Co-Founder’s Nonprofit Over Late Financial Filings

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

California Warns BLM Co-Founder’s Nonprofit Over Late Financial Filings

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.

Since California’s initial request, Dignity and Power Now has provided financial information about 2017 but has yet to supply all of the required 2019 information. The Attorney General’s Office did not state complaints about not receiving financial information for 2018.

“A delinquent organization may not engage in any activity for which registration is required, including solicitation or disbursing of charitable assets,” reads the February letter to Cullors’ organization from California’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.

At the time, Dignity and Power Now had not submitted all required information for 2017 and 2019.

The California Attorney General’s Office provided The Daily Signal with a copy of the March notice sent to Dignity and Power Now and confirmed the authenticity of the February and September notices.

Cullors founded the Los Angeles-based organization to promote prison reform in 2012. She continues to be listed as chairwoman of the organization.

It wasn’t until 2013 that Cullors began using the phrase and hashtag #BlackLivesMatter in connection with the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. She is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the largest organization in the BLM movement.

Cullors’ real estate holdings and for-profit consulting firm recently have faced media scrutiny.

Dignity and Power Now submitted some but not all required information required on the state’s Registration Renewal Fee Report, or RRF-1, according to the California Attorney General’s Office.

“The delinquency notice was submitted to Dignity [and] Power Now because they failed to file their RRF-1 for the year 2017,” a spokesperson for the office told The Daily Signal in an email. “The registry has since received the missing report, but there are still problems with...

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1 comment:

  1. How about seizing their ill gotten money,arrest them ,shut down the communist .


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