CDC Employees Made > 8,000 Fed Contributions To PACs & Politicians Since 2015. Only 5 Went To GOP

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  • Out of more than 8,000 federal contributions from over 550 CDC employees since 2015, only five went to Republican PACs or candidates.
  • The vast majority of donations went to ActBlue, an online fundraising platform for Democratic and left-leaning organizations. Other common recipients included Bernie 2020, Biden for President, Hillary for America, and Warren for President, Inc.
  • Employee contributions include those from epidemiologists, public health advisors, economists, physicians and health communication specialists working at both the Atlanta and Washington offices.
Employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have made more than 8,000 contributions totaling over $285,000 to Democratic candidates and causes since 2015, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of political contributions.


Only five contributions were sent to a Republican PAC or candidate. Out of these five contributions, which totaled just over $1,000, three sent money to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign efforts, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records indicate.

The contributions were made by more than 550 people who listed the CDC as their employer on FEC forms. The contributors serve at various levels of management, ranging from nurses and information technology personnel to epidemiologists, public health advisors and the chief financial officer.

The CDC did not respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.

The most common recipient was ActBlue, an online fundraising platform for Democratic and left-leaning organizations. (RELATED: ‘Grassroots Support For Joe’: Biden Campaign Announces Massive June Haul)

Other common recipients included Bernie 2020, Biden for President, Hillary for America, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Warren for President, Inc.

Aside from supporting specific candidates, employees also donated money to progressive organizations like Indivisible Action, which seeks to “elect progressive leaders, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.”

After the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, the total amount of money employees contributed to left-leaning causes by the end of the month was nearly three times higher than the previous five-year average. In addition, the total amount of contributions more than doubled compared to the previous five-year monthly average.

From March 11-31, employees donated nearly $8,000 through 158 contributions. During the same time span from 2015-2019, employees made an average of 69 contributions averaging $2,700 in total.

In recent weeks, tensions between Trump and the CDC have elevated over CDC guidelines on reopening schools in the fall.


I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2020

Trump also retweeted conservative television personality Chuck Woolery’s tweet Monday claiming that “Everyone is lying” about coronavirus, including the CDC, according to Newsweek.

The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most ,that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it.

— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) July 13, 2020

Trump defended his retweet of Woolery’s comments in an interview Tuesday with CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge, The Hill reports.

“I reposted a tweet that a lot of people feel. But all I am doing is making a comment. I’m just putting somebody’s voice out there. There are many voices,” Trump said.

Woolery has since deactivated his Twitter account after tweeting that his son tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Chuck Woolery deactivated his Twitter account after tweeting that his son tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday.

Betsy DeVos said Sunday on CNN that “the key is that kids have to get back to school.” When asked by anchor Dana Bash whether schools should follow CDC recommendations, DeVos responded that “Dr. Redfield has clearly said these are recommendations, and every situation is going to look slightly different.”

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Yep.......but everything they are doing now is above reproach, because no one supporting an opposition party would want to hurt Trump.
 
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550 of 11,000 employees made political contributions.

5% of th employees

Most could care less about politics and only want to do their sciency stuff.
 
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550 of 11,000 employees made political contributions.

5% of th employees

Most could care less about politics and only want to do their sciency stuff.

As federal union employees they belong to the union and you can bet the vast majority care about politics. Especially since the administration was negotiating a new contract with them (2018 I believe) and they walked out accusing the administration of acting in bad faith. FEC usually only requires donations of $200 or more to be reported, so under that who knows how it shakes out. That doesn’t include time “on the clock” helping campaigns.
 

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Let’s be honest. Libs have long since abandoned data and science.

Science ignore: 57 genders and end of the world in 12 years say hello.

Data: Police hunting black Americans. Coronavirus impact on youths.
A couple of questions for you:
  • Can you define "gender" for us? Not your own special version. Not "common understanding".
  • Can you cite which scientific study specified 12 years until the end of the world? Was that peer reviewed?
  • Is there a scientific study or data analysis of hunting of humans? Please do share.
  • What is your basis for saying there is no long term negative impact from COVID 19 infection? You might want to look that one up. We have do have ancedotal evidence of long term liver damage, residual scar tissue in the lungs of even asymptomatic patents. I am stunned that you have more info that the folks who do this for a living. Please do share.
Lets be honest - you are a dipshit.
 
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A couple of questions for you:
  • Can you define "gender" for us? Not your own special version. Not "common understanding".
  • Can you cite which scientific study specified 12 years until the end of the world? Was that peer reviewed?
  • Is there a scientific study or data analysis of hunting of humans? Please do share.
  • What is your basis for saying there is no long term negative impact from COVID 19 infection? You might want to look that one up. We have do have ancedotal evidence of long term liver damage, residual scar tissue in the lungs of even asymptomatic patents. I am stunned that you have more info that the folks who do this for a living. Please do share.
Lets be honest - you are a dipshit.
*Where did I say there is no long term negative impact from COVID? Do you have evidence that COVID has term impact on youths. I am stunned you have more information than our medical community.

* Your response to gender and sex proves my above point.

* If you can’t admit that libs have taken global warming data and fudged them to fit their narrative, then again you are proving my above point. Maybe that is An Inconvenient Truth for you.

* Police: You are right about this. All data shows that police are not hunting black Americans. All data shows that it is as safe for a white person or a black person to go out jogging. But do I really need to list article and quotes from lefties that claim otherwise?

If you think Democrats are the party of science and data, then the Portland air from Antifa rioting has rotted your critical thinking.
 

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Can you cite which scientific study specified 12 years until the end of the world? Was that peer reviewed?
Uh, dave? Why would he need to cite a scientific study to mock the claims of clueless window licking idiots like AOC?

Is there a scientific study or data analysis of hunting of humans? Please do share.
Again, mocking you leftist mouth breathers doesn't require looking at any scientific study or data analysis. All any of us need is you lefties doing your usual queefing. Your response that I've quoted is a perfect example.

What is your basis for saying there is no long term negative impact from COVID 19 infection? You might want to look that one up. We have do have ancedotal evidence of long term liver damage, residual scar tissue in the lungs of even asymptomatic patents. I am stunned that you have more info that the folks who do this for a living. Please do share.
You should probably stay in your lane on this one. You're definitely much better at slugging Pinot than you are at evaluating anything remotely related to science.

Lets be honest - you are a dipshit.
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