A group of black New York Democrats spent 2018 hosting lavish parties and events for a “charity” meant to help needy school kids. But, as the year closed out, investigators discovered that not a single kid received a dime of the cash raised by the Democrats.
As the New York Post reported, the group of Democrats spent thousands on its annual soiree. That included $6,000 on limos, even. Yet, it appears that the group did not dole out a penny to the needy kids for over two years.
As the Post reported:
The group charges sponsors up to $50,000 for a chance to party with lawmakers at events that have included Grammy Award-winning rappers and high-profile speakers such as Hillary Clinton and Jesse Jackson.
The group held a swanky, black-tie event on the theme of “changing lives, one scholarship at a time.”
Sure sounded good. If only they had actually tried to help any kids.
But according to the group’s tax papers, the kids were the last thing on the list:
But in the last two years there has been no cash for scholarships, according to two sources — a former lawmaker, and a community organizer who has relied on the money for needy students since just after the group was founded in 1985.
Federal tax filings confirm that in the 2015-16 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2016, the group gave out no educational grants — despite raking in contributions totaling more than $500,000.
The paper added:
While students went without scholarships, the lawmakers at Caucus Weekend 2016 spent $128,000 on “food service,” $36,500 on music and $56,494 on “equipment rental.”
Then guess what? The black legislators suddenly clammed up and refused to answer public questions over the charity’s lack of charitable giving. Imagine that.
So, now people are wondering why black lawmakers such as State Sen. Leroy Comrie, former state Comptroller Carl McCall, and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, approved of all the partying without helping any kids?
And… what will happen to these black lawmakers?
Probably not a thing.
After all, it isn’t like they are Republicans, or anything.
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