March 27, 2019/Press Releases

Statement of MDP Chairman Gus Bickford on Recent Reporting re: Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

In light of recent reporting in the Boston Globe regarding the unusual – and potentially illegal – fundraising scheme supporting Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford released the following statement: 
“Mass Fiscal’s actions bring to mind the old saying, ‘do as I say, not as I do.’ While the organization publicly trumpets the importance of transparency and accountability, MassFiscal goes to extraordinary – and potentially illegal – lengths to conceal the donors who support its anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-Massachusetts agenda. Even when campaign finance regulators have previously called on MassFiscal to disclose its donors, the organization has refused to do so. It is clear that ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’ are just convenient buzzwords for an organization that is intent on shielding the shadowy donors who are funding its right-wing policy agenda. In response, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is calling on regulators at the state and federal level to investigate whether MassFiscal’s shell game violates non-profit and/or campaign finance laws.”