Category Archives: States

Political Carrot & Stick Crowdfunding in Maine

Crowdfunding is being used as a political tool in Maine to cause its Senator Susan Collins to do the right thing. A group consisting of  Maine People’s Alliance, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, and the “Be a Hero” activist Ady Barkan … Continue reading

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CA Couple Crowdfunds Legal Representation For Immigrants

It is one of the largest social movements in United States history – the backlash against the Administration’s (now reversed) policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. A couple in California, after seeing a heart wrenching photo of an … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding ICO With Mystery Partner

Would you invest in a company that MAY have a “mystery partner”? Under the Securities Act of 1933, investors are entitled to “full and fair disclosure” about the company offering the securities. But when a company is crowdfunding for “donations” … Continue reading

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Social Issues of Medical Crowdfunding

Why do some medical crowdfunding campaigns attract the attention of Ellen and rake in more cash than others? Scholars now studying this phenomena believe that good videos, compelling stories and a well written appeal help. Also necessary are interesting patients … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Sites Turning Away White Supremacist Suspect

While other criminal types have been successful in crowdfunding their defense, the man alleged to have run over and killed Heather Heyer is being turned away. GoFundMe, the prime charity crowdfunding portal, says that it has turned away a number … Continue reading

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Cities Crowdfund To Remove Confederate Statues

Cities that want to remove monuments to rebellion are crowdfunding to pay for the costs of removal. St. Louis’ Treasurer has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $25,000 to take down a 32-foot granite monument honoring Confederate soldiers and sailors … Continue reading

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