"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.
"On Friday, the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability sent a complaint to the Internal Revenue Service claiming Citizens for Balanced Use has repeatedly violated laws that limit the amount of lobbying that tax-exempt nonprofit organizations are allowed to carry out."
"The Campaign for Accountability accused Citizens for Balanced Use of doing more lobbying than federal law permits of tax-exempt nonprofits and of inaccurately completing annual tax return forms for 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to a letter that executive director Daniel Stevens sent to the IRS on Friday."
On September 27, 2019, CfA called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate whether the Montana-based anti-public lands nonprofit, Citizens for Balanced Use, violated its nonprofit tax-exempt status by engaging in substantial, unreported lobbying activity.
"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."