Milwaukee, July 7: Stop The Bradley Foundation

From the Facebook group description,

The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is one of the largest right-wing anti-worker, racist think tanks in the world. The Foundation is an integral part of Wall Street’s right-wing foundation network that has as its goal to wipe out all legal, social and other barriers to making profits by capitalists. This includes: promoting deregulation and privatization including charter/voucher schools; busting or weakening unions; promoting funding for the Pentagon instead of funding for cities such as Flint, Mich.; attacking Planned Parenthood, LGBTQ organizations and communities, immigrants/migrants the Black Lives Matter Movement, First Nations people and environmental organizations; and advocating for the destruction of social safety nets such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).

Bradley funded the writing of the notoriously racist book, “The Bell Curve,” by Charles Murray and the late Richard Hernstein to the tune of well over $1 million. The book was co-funded by the Pioneer Society, a holdover from the white-supremacist eugenics movement of the 1920s and 30s. The book argued in part that people of African descent are genetically inferior to rich people of European descent. The book has been completely debunked by numerous scholars (including Stephen Hawking) worldwide. Murray’s and Hernstein’s racist eugenics is still being used by Wall Street politicians and policy makers to justify attacks and austerity inflicted by Wall Street interests and their political servants on poor and working people and in particular people of color.

In Wisconsin, Bradley for decades has been responsible for funding in whole or in part some of the worst austerity attacks on workers and our communities and this has increased rapidly over the past five years. Bradley’s Board of Directors is full of banking and corporate executives as well as Pentagon affiliated individuals. They all have ties to an assortment of other right-wing organizations including the Koch-brothers funded Americans For Prosperity, the Heritage Foundation, the MacIver Institue and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. Michael Grebe, Bradley’s current President, was the Chair of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s electoral campaigns. Bradley supports many more politicans in Wisconsin that are destroying worker’s quality of life and communities. Bradley played a fundamental role to create and push the union-busting legislation known as Act 10 and right-to-work (for less) and many more laws that took decades for poor and working people to win.

The July 7 protest at the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee will be an educational event to expose how the foundation is an enemy of all poor and working people. We will also continue our conversations of how we are fighting to build a people’s united front for a world of real freedom, justice, dignity and equality for all workers and our communities. And how to win a world without Wall Street and its tools like the Bradley Foundation.

Leading up to July 7, this page will be posting articles and other educational information about Bradley and its related right wing organizations.

More information on logistical information for July 7 will be posted as the date draws nearer.

Stop the Bradley Foundation!


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