"The Campaign for Accountability said Tuesday that it had filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) arguing that the robotexts were 'annoying ... dishonest and illegal.'"
Campaign for Accountability Calls on FCC to Investigate Judicial Crisis Network for Violating Consumer Protection Law
On October 8, 2019, CfA called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate the conservative legal advocacy nonprofit Judicial Crisis Network for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending mass robotexts from a misleading number during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
"In January, the Advance first reported that the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint against Harrisburg, Pa.-based Real Alternatives, questioning how the organization spent Michiganders’ tax dollars."
"The veto was one of 147 Whitmer executed to clean up what she called 'a mess' of a budget. But it wasn’t as out of the blue as some others: a Washington D.C.-based group called Campaign for Accountability called on her to keep it out of the budget back in January."
Watchdog Applauds Michigan Governor for Terminating Contract with Anti-Choice Group Following CfA’s Complaints
On October 1, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a line-item veto to terminate state funding for Real Alternatives (RA), an anti-abortion nonprofit organization that misused taxpayer dollars and failed to provide promised health services. RA will no longer receive state funding to run the Michigan Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program.
"As the summer wraps up, budget debates in Lansing continue. One contentious item of debate is Michigan’s continued funding of Real Alternatives to run the Michigan Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program. The program is supposed to offer women alternatives to abortion by providing pregnancy support and assistance to new parents. Yet, the numbers of abortions performed in Michigan have remained consistent throughout the program’s six-year existence."
"Ms. Everett’s first application for Title X funding was made together with California’s Obria Group. Like the Heidi Group, Obria is led by one woman on a religious crusade, Kathleen Eaton Bravo, and first sought local funds (which it has been accused of misdirecting) before turning its attention to Title X."
Google Maps Is Still Directing Women Seeking Abortions to Pro-Life Clinics — and a Memorial for the ‘Unborn’
"Alice Huling, counsel for the [...] government watchdog Campaign for Accountability, told the Guardian that these centers may be trying to pull in pregnant women searching for information about their options."
Watchdog Renews Call for Michigan to Terminate Contract with Anti-Abortion Nonprofit, Real Alternatives
On September 5, 2019, CfA renewed its request to Michigan government officials to investigate and terminate the state’s contract with Real Alternatives, an anti-abortion nonprofit organization that receives state funding to run the Michigan Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program.
"The group positions itself as 'holistic and anti-hormones,' Alice Huling, counsel for the Campaign for Accountability, an anti-corruption watchdog group that has produced a report on Obria, told Vox. 'That is obviously something that has general appeal well beyond folks who have the same narrow view of reproductive rights and birth control access.'"