A Facebook co-founder’s wife donated $650,000 to Shaun King’s super PAC, which is targeting district attorney races in the 2018 midterms, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday.
Cari Tuna, wife of Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, donated $653,480 to the Real Justice PAC on March 9, 2017. Moskovitz is worth an estimated $14.9 billion as of Wednesday, according to Forbes.
Tuna’s donation was by far the most any donor has given to the PAC. The second most donated was $5,000, according to the Center for Responsible Politics, which was donated by self-described male feminist Joss Whedon, director of the first two Avengers movies, on March 2.
King, a Black Lives Matter leader, formed Real Justice PAC, to elect far-left district attorneys to implement a social justice agenda, or as the organization’s website puts it, “elect prosecutors who will fix our broken criminal justice system.”
As district attorneys become more powerful of a political force in the U.S., far-left activists have targeted their campaigns to block President Donald Trump’s legislation. For example, George Soros donated $1.45 million to fund a super PAC in support of Philadelphia district attorney candidate Larry Krasner, The Daily Caller reported in May 2017.
“No position in America, no single individual has a bigger impact on the criminal justice system—including police brutality, but the whole crisis of mass incarceration in general—than your local district attorney,” King told the Huffington Post on February 15.
Real Justice PAC filed its statement of organization to the Federal Election Commission on February 7, 2017. It formed after the 2016 presidential election, modeling its organization after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failed campaign for the Democratic presidential nominee.
“The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign pioneered a new approach to mass participation electoral campaigns called ‘big organizing,’” Real Justice PAC’s website says. “The low-cost, high impact, digitally enabled, and volunteered powered strategies developed during the 2016 primary election offer a new playbook for winning down ballot races.”
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