Today, I went to a “cookie party” fundraiser, at the home of a board member of Community Cooks. Community Cooks, you may remember, mobilizes groups of people to offer home-prepared food to vulnerable neighbors seeking assistance from human service agencies. My community cooks team ended up disbanding when our team leader left last year, but it was a great experience cooking for a domestic violence emergency shelter once per month. I made a small donation in cash; does that count as a “dark money” contribution?
Perhaps not. Today, I also went to a screening of Dark Money. The documentary was about the corrosive effects of anonymously funded SuperPAC electioneering, focusing on the modestly successful cases of prosecuting the activity in Montana over the past decade.