In recent months, Art Pope has been thrust into the national spotlight -- and the public is eager to learn more about his money, network and influence. This week, a teach-in about Pope in Raleigh drew nearly 300 attendees in-person and online, and calls for further scrutiny of Pope's empire and agenda.
Climate-science deniers with ties to the fossil-fuel industry have joined forces in an assault on North Carolina's renewable energy program and particularly wind power, which has been making big gains in the U.S. in recent years. Representatives of the American Legislative Exchange Council, American Tradition Institute and the John Locke Foundation held forums this week in the N.C. coastal communities of Wilmington and Morehead City that were heavy on emotion but shaky on the facts.
On March 2-3, the Civitas Institute -- a conservative think tank largely funded by Art Pope's foundation - is hosting Battleground North Carolina, a conference designed to rally state conservatives for the 2012 elections. The website shows one featured speaker -- a right-wing talk show host who openly encourages states to secede from the country.
The North Carolina Association of Educators is calling on shoppers to boycott stores owned by conservative powerbroker Art Pope this holiday season. The teachers are targeting stores in Pope's Variety Wholesalers retail chain, which includes Roses and Maxway, in response to what they call his "anti-public education" policies.
Want to know what all the Art Pope buzz is about? Curious to know more about his political network and its influence on everything from cuts to North Carolina schools to the state's anti-gay marriage amendment? Learn about this and more at Art Pope Exposed, a community teach-in on Tuesday, December 13 in Raleigh.
North Carolina multimillionaire and powerbroker Art Pope insists he's not part of the 1%. But he's been a favorite target of Occupy Wall Street-inspired protests that have taken place across the state over the last two months. Here are some of the signs ArtPopeExposed.com has run across.
Who are the worst of the 1% -- the wealthy few who are doing the most to "damage our economy and our democracy?" The progressive film group Brave New Foundation is asking readers to chose among 30 finalists for the dubious distinction, and North Carolina's Art Pope is on the list.
Americans for Prosperity, led and largely funded by the Koch brothers and Art Pope, is launching a tour in battleground Florida this week featuring a discredited Texas Tea Party leader notorious for exaggerated claims about voter fraud. What's their real agenda?
Voters in Wake County, N.C. have shifted political power on the local school board, ending a Republican majority backed by leading conservative benefactor Art Pope that worked to end the system's nationally recognized desegregation policy.
North Carolina multimillionaire Art Pope and his groups are often called "libertarian" in their political outlook. But Pope has veered from the views of most libertarians on at least one key issue: gay marriage.
Pope's family foundation has steered nearly $1 million into leading anti-gay marriage organizations, including $860,000 into a North Carolina group leading the push to amend the state's constitution to prohibit gay marriage.