FACTSHEET: Institute For Liberty, IFL
1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036
The Institute For Liberty calls themselves a grasssroots advocacy group for small businesses and small government. The group came to national prominence for their well-funded opposition to healthcare and involvement in the Tea Party movement. They refuse to disclose their funders.
The IFL was identified backer of The 912 Project 912dc.org March on Washington (Silver Sponsor), and Tea Party Express bus tour. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Institute_for_Liberty The Washington Post article mentioned IFL in an article about groups that profited from the healthcare debate: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/06/AR2010010605160.html?hpid=topnews
IFL was mentioned in a Washington Post article about the corporate funding of anti-healthcare activists. The Post found that IFL went from having a Virginia post office box and less than $25,000 in revenue in 2008 to having a downtown Washington office and a $1 million advocacy campaign opposing health-care in 2009 while refusing to name donors.
Source: Washington Post - IFL
the Institute for Liberty was behind a front group called the Consumer Alliance for Global Prosperity. CAGP was exposed as a front group in a New York Times article by Mike Mcintire.
Source: New York Times "Odd Alliance: Business Lobby and Tea Party". Mike Mcintire, March 30, 2011
Institute For Liberty
Washington Post - IFL
A post article about the corporate funding of astroturf groups
Institute for Liberty
New York Times "Odd Alliance: Business Lobby and Tea Party". Mike Mcintire, March 30, 2011