Foundations aren’t supposed to be engaged in overt political work, but it appears according to The Daily Caller, that Kellogg provided money and support to anti-voter ID efforts.
In conjunction with the SEIU, Kellogg via The Applied Research Council (ARC), opposed voter verification efforts across the country and in the media on the grounds that such laws are racist efforts to suppress minority voting.
Regardless of the intention of such laws, private foundations in the United States are not supposed to involve themselves in partisan politics. In fact it’s against the law.
Foundations are supposed to be above such rancor. It is one of the reasons why they benefit from favorable tax status.
(From The Daily Caller)
And in an unusually overt collaboration, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) paid ARC more than $200,000 in 2011, Media Trackers reported, earmarking the financial transfers as ”consulting” fees.