Wednesday, October 24, 2018


October 24, 2018




MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey



Who Is Anita Earls…and Why Does Her Election Present a Real Danger to Jurisprudence?



Friends,

In a previous installment in the MY CORNER series, October 19, 2018, “Who Should We Support in the November 6, 2018, Elections?”  [https://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-19-2018-my-corner-by-boyd.html], I offered a list of candidates I endorse running for political office in North Carolina, for General Assembly—State House and State Senate, and for Court of Appeals, and, perhaps most importantly, to the North Carolina Supreme Court. That list was compiled from several other lists: from Grass Roots North Carolina, from the North Carolina Values Coalition, gun rights groups, and from the NC Heritage PAC (which defends the monuments and symbols of our veterans, especially our Confederate veterans).

Today I wish to turn specifically to the race for the contested seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

There are three candidates: incumbent Associate Justice Barbara Jackson, Chris Anglin, and Anita Earls. What is very intriguing about this race is that while Justice Jackson is the conservative Republican candidate, Chris Anglin—who only a short time prior to the election was a Democrat—is also running as a Republican. Part of the problem is due to Republicans in the NC General Assembly, who anticipating the possibility of multiple Democrat candidates, did away with the primary. However, state Democrats turned the table, and in response got Democrat attorney Anglin to quickly register as a Republican and then file under the deadline as a Supreme Court candidate:

Enter Chris Anglin, a little-known Raleigh attorney. Shortly after the primary was canceled, the registered Democrat became a registered Republican. He filed to run for Supreme Court a few weeks later, with help from longtime Democratic consultant Perry Woods. [https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article220316565.html]

Thus on the ballot for November 6 two GOP candidates appear: Associate Justice Jackson and Democrat interloper, Chris Anglin—a faux Republican! And, thus, the chances of conservatives retaining that pivotal seat on the state’s highest court are greatly lessened.

But, just who is Anita Earls, the highly-touted Democratic candidate who could well become the critical swing vote on the Court?

Ms. Earls, daughter of a biracial mixed marriage, is the founder of a “community organizing” pressure group, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice [SCSJ] and was its executive director from 2007 until 2017 [https://earls4justice.com/about-anita-2/]. From 2000 until 2003 she served as the director of the Voting Rights Project for the group Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, which was founded back in 1963 and included various Socialist and pro-Communist organizers. 

In short, she is a “social justice warrior attorney” who has been deeply immersed in community organizing, and, specifically legal action on such issues as redistricting (to leverage support for Democrat-leaning areas) and voter identification (she opposed voter ID regulations, even the most reasonable). In 2011 she received the NAACP Civil Rights Champion Award [https://earls4justice.com/about-anita-2/].

Until 2017 Earls served as executive director of the SCSJ. Here are their stated goals:

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice promotes justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights. We view local social justice struggles from a global, international and human rights perspective, and believe it takes a holistic, collective and interdisciplinary approach to address issues at their core, bring sustained structural change, and alter power relations. We use the combined skills of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media experts to help underrepresented people develop strategies to achieve their visions for themselves and their communities. Our five main program areas are voting rightsenvironmental justicecriminal justice, and youth justice.   [https://www.southerncoalition.org/program-areas/]

And, of course, she favors strict gun control and believes that our courts must vigorously combat “white supremacy” and “racism” (which is just about anything any Republican advocates).  In other words, her views and platform—whether she admits it or not—are distinctly Marxist in origin, and come almost directly out of the post-Marxist playbook (and by that I mean views which go well beyond, much farther to the political and social Left of older Socialists and Communists). 
Ms. Earls is running slick television ads, but what she doesn’t tell us is about her background and the history of the organization, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, that she founded and ran for ten years. Nor does she inform us of the nearly $500,000 that her group received as a pass-through funding from globalist billionaire and Marxist George Soros and his Foundation to Promote Open Society. 
The election of Anita Earls would be disastrous for North Carolina jurisprudence and the traditional rule of law in this state.  But too many Tar Heels—too many of our fellow citizens—know only what they know about this critical election from short television ads. And that could well spell disaster.

It is time our fellow citizens understood what was at stake in this election—and just who is Anita Earls.

Here is a comprehensive breakdown of financial support given to the SCSJ and its projects. For regular, hard-working citizens of North Carolina, this should be shocking, but how many know of it?

Please help get the word out.



MAPPING THE LEFT


Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Group

Southern Coalition for Social Justice is an extreme radical left-wing group that promotes “community organizing” to effect economic, social and political change. Anita Earl, Executive Director of the SCSJ, was a member of the State Board of Elections before resigning to sue the state over the 2010 redistricting maps. Over fifteen percent of the group’s grant money comes from two extreme liberal political groups – Foundation to Promote Open Society (George Soros group) and the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation. SCSJ belongs to the following networks: Democracy NC, Moral Mondays and Blueprint NC. Blueprint NC is the group that gained infamy with their strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013.

The SCSJ has taken a prominent role in the fight against voter photo ID and other needed and commonsense reforms to our election laws. They have also taken a leading role in lawsuits to stop the most recent redistricting maps ultimately upheld by the U.S. Justice Department and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Financials: Source IRS 990s 



Year
Revenue

Expenditures

Net Assets
2016
$2,440,198

$2,419,420

$1,842,697
2015
$2,918,692

$1,785,917

$1,821,929
2014
$1,420,540

$1,274,788

$689,144



Scroll down to view People Connections and Funders 



People Connections:

Person
Position
Time
Board Treasurer
Current
Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights
Current
Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice
Current
Board Member
Current
Executive Director, Founder
Current
Board Member
Current
community Organizer
Current
Board Member
Current
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow
Current
Deputy Director
Current
Senior Staff Attorney
Current
Senior Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice
Current
Board Member
Current
Communications Director
Current
Staff Attorney - Voting Rights
Current
Board Chair
Current
Staff Attorney
Current
Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice
Current
Staff Attorney - Voting Rights
Current
Board Member
Current
Fellow
Current
Board Member
Current
Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice
Current
Board Member
Current
Youth Justice Project Co-Director
Current
Youth Justice Project Co-Director
Current
Community Organizer
Current
Office Manager
Current
Board Vice Chair
Current
Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice
Current
Staff
Former
Board Member
Former
Office Manager
Former
Policy Analyst/Researcher
Former
Attorney
Former
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow
Former
Communications
Former
Attorney
Former
Legal Fellow
Former
Board Member
Former
Senior Policy Analyst
Former
Soros Justice Fellow
Former
Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Legal Fellow
Former
Researcher
Former
Deputy Director
Former
Community Organizer
Former
Equal Justice/AmeriCorps Legal Fellow
Former




This group funded by:

Funder
Year
Amount
Description
2017
$300.00
General support
2016
$842.00
General support
2016
$32,000.00
Mass incarceration
2016
$66,550.00
Pass-through grants from Americorps/CNCS
2016
$20,000.00
General support/ social justice
2016
$100,000.00
For Youth Justice Project
2016
$200,000.00
For general support
2016
$15,000.00
2016
$5,000.00
General support
2016
$15,000.00
Civil/social justice
2016
$5,000.00
2016
$225,000.00
For general operating support
2015
$300,000.00
for general support
2015
$178,000.00
For program development
2015
$20,000.00
For program development
2015
$25,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$5,000.00
2015
$300,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$15,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$10,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$100,000.00
For general support
2015
$3,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$20,000.00
For general support
2015
$8,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$15,000.00
2015
$375.00
2015
$3,000.00
2015
$20,000.00
2015
$50,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$50,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2015
$11,750.00
2015
$18,000.00
2015
$625,000.00
For general operating support
2014
$700,000.00
General support
2014
$10,000.00
2014
$20,000.00
For general support
2014
$3,000.00
For policy, advocacy and systems reform
2014
$2,500.00
2014
$30,000.00
2014
$30,000.00
2014
$187,500.00
For general opperating support
2014
$125,000.00
For general operating support
2013
$5,000.00
2013
$5,000.00
2013
$20,000.00
For general support
2013
$60,000.00
Program development For SCSJ to fight the NC General Assembly omnibus voter suppression bill by filing two state court cases: one will challenge the photo ID requirement to vote and the second will challenge the shortening of early voting elimination of same-day registration and ending out-of-precinct provisional voting
2013
$10,000.00
2013
$30,000.00
2013
$35,000.00
Program development For NC Voting Rights Litigation Project
2012
$700,000.00
General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities and for redistricting litigation and election administration efforts
2012
$175,000.00
General/operating support; Continuing support For core support
2012
$15,000.00
2012
$23,500.00
General/operating support
2012
$350,000.00
Program development To improve policymaking for vulnerable and at-risk children at all levels of government through community-based support and litigation that ensures fair representation in redistricting
2012
$200,000.00
General/operating support For general operating support
2011
$400,000.00
General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political social and economic rights
2011
$480,000.00
Program development For the Fair Redistricting Collaborative a project of three organizations -- Southern Coalition for Social Justice Southern Echo and One Voice -- to protect the voting strength of black immigrant citizen and marginalized voters through non-partisan efforts
2011
$100,000.00
General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general in the amount of $5000000 and project support in the amount of $5000000 to support the community organizing project
2011
$60,000.00
Program development For The Fair Redistricting North Carolina project to seek to achieve the fair representation of African-American low-income and other traditionally under-represented voters This request is to support additional legal staff needed to pursue a legal challenge to the unconstitutional legislative and congressional redistricting plans enacted by the NC General Assembly
2011
$25,000.00
Program development For Promoting Energy Efficiency in North Carolina Project
2010
$500,000.00
General/operating support For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to advance their political social and economic rights and for racial equity and economic human rights project
2010
$432,500.00
Seed money For start-up support for Community Census and Redistricting Institute to develop pool of redistricting experts and train community organizations to participate effectively in the redistricting process
2010
$100,000.00
Continuing support; Program development To provide small grants to local community-based organizations in Florida and North Carolina to conduct census outreach to ensure full participation in 2010 Census
2010
$150,000.00
Research For the Why We Count Census Outreach Project to minimize the undercount of traditionally hard to count populations in targeted Southern states to ensure accurate 2010 Census
2010
$75,000.00
General/operating support For general operating support
2010
$31,500.00
General/operating support For general operating expenses
2009
$150,000.00
Program development; Research To develop research agenda for 2010 census and implications for marginalized populations and design training for cadre of experts to help communities engage in the redistricting process
2009
$10,000.00
2008
$400,000.00
General/operating support For general support to bring innovative and highly successful model of community lawyering to South to effect social economic and political change
2008
$260,000.00
Program development; Research To engage community organizations and social justice advocates in efforts to ensure that low-income and minority communities in South are fully and accurately counted in 2010 Census
2008
$100,000.00
General/operating support For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political social and economic rights




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