More Than 35 Conservative Organizations Sign Pledge to Reject Big Tech Money

Eric Scheiner | April 13, 2021
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Over 35 conservative organizations have signed a new pledge to turn down money from Big Tech, and a letter is going out to other conservative groups and lawmakers asking them to add their name to the list.

“I/we make this pledge understanding that Big Tech is corrupt and poses an existential threat to our democracy. Immediate steps must be taken to ensure all people have online freedom and that elections are kept free from Big Tech’s dangerous influence,” the pledge says.

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell says Big Tech has gone too far and its abuses are corrupting our government and elections. 

“Recently, the Heritage Foundation announced they had turned down two six-figure contributions from Google and Facebook. We commend Heritage and now urge all conservatives to do the same. Silicon Valley’s money is toxic and it’s poisoning our society. Big Tech - Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and others - are pouring millions upon millions of dollars into Washington trying to buy influence. Conservatives must resist,” Bozell said in a statement.

“We are calling on everyone in Washington to publicly declare, as Heritage and others have already done, that henceforth they will not accept any toxic funding from Big Tech; or, if they do, that they will recuse themselves from the Big Tech censorship debate. The example must be set by us, so it begins with this call to the conservative movement ourselves. We are sending this pledge to all conservative organizations and leaders and urging them to sign it. We must act together to end Silicon Valley’s corrupt grip over Washington and our public discourse.”

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The complete text of the letter being sent to conservative leaders follows:

Dear Conservative leader,

Big Tech has gone too far and its abuses are corrupting our government and elections. We members of the Free Speech Alliance call on every conservative leader and organization to reject any financial support from Big Tech or their surrogates. Including, but not limited to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple. 

For the last several years, Silicon Valley has grown more powerful and they are abusing that power by censoring conservative thought, individuals, and organizations. Through their deliberate censorship, Big Tech prevented a president from communicating with his voters during an election. As a result of Big Tech’s overt liberal agenda, they are censoring entire movements, like the right to life movement. Finally, they are actively censoring conservative leaders simply for voicing their beliefs. 

Big Tech’s power over our public dialogue is a threat to our American democracy. This must stop. This problem will not get better until conservatives draw a line in the sand and reject the toxic influence of Big Tech cash. Big Tech money is political toxic waste.

Therefore, starting today, we are launching a campaign urging individuals and organizations to publicly take the following pledge. It is our intention to maintain a public list of people and organizations that have signed the pledge. 

As of this date going forward, I/we ___________ pledge that I/we will not accept any financial support from Big Tech and its surrogates. Specifically, I/we will not accept any donations from, but not limited to, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple;  or if I/we do accept donations from Big Tech, I/we will recuse myself/ourselves from the debate about online freedom altogether. If, from this date forward, I/we inadvertently accept any financial support from big tech companies, I/we pledge to return that support immediately and publicly. I/we make this pledge understanding that Big Tech is corrupt and poses an existential threat to our democracy. Immediate steps must be taken to ensure all people have online freedom and that elections are kept free from Big Tech’s dangerous influence.



L. Brent Bozell III

President and Founder

Media Research Center


Tony Perkins


Family Research Council


LTC Allen West


Republican Party of Texas


Mathew D. Staver, Esq., B.C.S.

Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel


Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute


David N. Bossie


Citizens United


Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising, Inc.


Bill Donohue


The Catholic League


Floyd Brown


Western Center for Journalism


Brigitte Gabriel
ACT for America


Austin Ruse


Center for Family and Human Rights


Susan Carleson
American Civil Rights Union


Lori Roman
American Civil Rights Union


Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
American Family Association


Terry Schilling
Executive Director
American Principles Project


Jon Schweppe
Communications Director
American Principles Project


Gary Bauer
American Values


Michelle Easton
Board President
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women


Will Chamberlain
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
Human Events


Christie Lee McNally

Raven Strategies


David Kupelian
Vice President and Managing Editor


George Rasley
Managing Editor
Conservative HQ


Eunie Smith
President ProTem
Eagle Forum


Richard Norman
Founder & President
Richard Norman Company


Craig Shirley
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Shirley & McVicker


John-Henry Westen
Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder
Life Site News


Steven Ertelt


Brian Brown
International Organization for the Family


Ryan Bomberger
The Radiance Foundation


Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness 


Gene Mills


Louisiana Family Forum


John Hinderaker


Center of the American Experiment


Kathleen Patten

President & CEO

American Target Advertising


Alexandre Pesey


The Tocqueville Fellowship


Amy Kremer


Women for America First


Thomas Lifson

Editor & Publisher

American Thinker


R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Editor-in-Chief & Founder
American Spectator
Governor Scott Walker
Young America's Foundation
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