On July 16, 2019, CfA released a new report, Plumbers, Pub-Keepers and Notaries: Big Tech’s New Disguise, revealing that the Connected Commerce Council (3C), a small, newly-founded Washington-based nonprofit that bills itself as the “voice of small business,” appears to be an Astroturf-style front group for the nation’s largest technology companies.
Ohio Legislature Poised to Allocate $5 Million to Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers Despite CfA’s Call for Investigation
Last year, CfA called on then-Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate two Ohio crisis pregnancy centers, Elizabeth’s New Life Center and Heartbeat of Toledo, for engaging in deceptive business practices in violation of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Protection Act.
An Anti-Choice Group Misspent $50,000 on Religious Material. North Carolina Wants to Give It $400,000 More.
"Human Coalition calls itself a 'ministry,' and its volunteer application asks if applicants have made 'a personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ,' according to the watchdog organization Campaign for Accountability, which called on DHHS in March to end its contract with the group."
On June 26, 2019, CfA sent letters to executives at Apple and Google calling on the companies to remove from their platforms apps belonging to the anti-abortion behemoth Susan B. Anthony List and anti-choice/anti-LGBT group, the Family Research Council, for violating company policies.
Campaign for Accountability Calls on FCC to Investigate Susan B. Anthony List for Violating Consumer Protection Law
On June 26, 2019, CfA called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate the anti-abortion behemoth Susan B. Anthony List for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Watchdog Calls on TX AG to Direct Alcohol Commission to Release Records Concerning State Sen. Joan Huffman
On June 20, 2019, CfA called on the Texas Attorney General to direct the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to release records regarding an incident at a nightclub partially owned by state Sen. Joan Huffman and her husband, Keith Lawyer.
"The nonprofit watchdog Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint alongside groups like the Western Values Project."
Coalition of Watchdog Groups Calls for IG Investigation of Interior Department’s FOIA Awareness Process
On June 17, 2019, CfA along with American Oversight, American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, Democracy Forward, and Western Values Project, filed a complaint with the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) calling for an investigation of the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Awareness Process. Political appointees at Interior appear to be using the Awareness Process to interfere with the release of documents in response to FOIA requests.
"A watchdog group on Thursday called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open a perjury investigation into agency official John Gore and former Commerce Department transition official Mark Neuman for allegedly lying about their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census."