A recent article in The Philadelphia Inquirer alluded to an “opaque, pro-Democratic group” pouring money into state races in Pennsylvania with the hopes of seeing more Democrats elected to office next month.
That “opaque” group has a name: State Victory Action.
Tax filings – see here and here – show the group receives millions of dollars from government unions. It’s important to note this money is not designated as PAC money but is instead sourced from union dues paid by hardworking public servants in Pennsylvania.
Case in point: State Victory Action received $6.7 million from the National Education Association (NEA) last year. Again, that money was sourced from union dues not from the union’s designated PAC money.
If you’d like to learn more about how unions spend their members’ dues, check out our Where do your dues go? series.