I am well aware of the MCDC fund raising conspiracies; it’s a load of crap. Fund raising is hard and most fund raising companies are crooks. Simcox found the most reputable company at a good rate. If you remember, the original Minuteman Project had no money and couldn’t raise more than a few hundred in its first 3 months.
The donations have paid for several projects including the fence, border ops, rallies, political action and issue awareness. No one flies first class, everyone stays in crappy hotels and (as I said before), no one is getting rich from MCDC.
Then why is Simcox running? He should be ready to open the books to anyone who wants to see them, since the group depends on public donations for funding.
I for one will not be giving them one, thin dime until he opens the books for independent audit.
Leaving aside legal issues, it has become a public relations issue. This is an organization that solicits funds from the public. Its books should be open, period. Certainly state directors should have access to information on what funds have come in and what funds have gone out. It’s a very simple proposition.
I’m well aware of the costs of fundraising, administration, overhead, putting on rallies, etc. But that is not the issue. Most people would hesitate to donate to any organization that operates under a cloud, real or imaginary. It’s up to the organization’s leadership to remove that cloud. The way to do that is to operate in the sunshine.
This particular organization has been successful in its mission against hostile/adverse publicity when it began. It doesn’t need to complicate matters by refusing a request that shouldn’t have had to be made in the first place. The information should be made available, at the very least to state directors and donors, without anyone having to ask.