Crowdfunding Sites Starting to Shy From Politically Charged Causes

Apparently, one of the reasons for jailing Kentucky County Clerk Davis was testimony that if fines were imposed, the clerk’s supporters would merely raise the money on personal crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe.

According to Salon, after an anti-gay Oregon couple raised $135,000 to fight anit-gay discrimination charges, GoFundMe has changed its policy so that it will now refuse anyone who faces formal charges or serious violations of the law.

This has not stopped certain presidential candidates from aligning with anti-gay activist groups who have a stated intent to raise money for Ms. Davis.
http://www.salon.com/2015/09/04/no_gofundme_for_kim_davis_crowdfunding_puts_the_brakes_on_the_disturbing_bigots_get_rich_quick_trend/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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