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Austin, Texas Crowdfunding To Replace State Grants Due To Immigration Policy

The city of Austin, Texas is crowdfunding to cover costs that the State has unfunded due to Austin’s Sheriff’s position that it will not totally enforce the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies. Governor Greg Abbott has cut $1.5 million in state … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Worry About Reputational Risk

Indiegogo and GoFundMe have pulled campaigns for police officers accused in publicized shootings recently due to “violations” of their terms of service or “failure to meet standards.” IndieGoGo won’t permit campaigns that “…raise funds for illegal activities, …cause harm to … Continue reading

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Must Crowd Funding Be Politically Neutral?

Kickstarter has found itself in the middle of a controversy as to whether it is engaged in “censorship” with respect to a couple of pro-life documentaries. One, about Kermit Gosnell, the convicted Philadelphia abortionist, claimed that Kickstarter asked for several … Continue reading

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Rep. McHenry/Industry Find Crowdfunding Regs Onerous

Since a recent study showed that it could cost up to $39,000 to ┬áraise $100,000 under the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regulations, many in the industry have commented both to the Securities and Exchange Commission and publicly regarding their view that … Continue reading

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