Minnesota Majority can’t pay its bills. The conservative advocacy group sent out an emergency fundraising appeal on Tuesday saying that it needs to raise $20,000 by the end of the week — or will be forced to close its doors permanently.
“The 2012 election results seem to have brought about a dangerous malaise causing many people, including some past major donors, to disengage,” the appeal states. “As a result, we’ve been struggling to raise enough money to keep the lights on all year and we’re rapidly reaching a critical point, where we will have do decide if it’s viable to continue operating at all.”
Minnesota Majority was the most vocal proponent of requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The group’s president, Dan McGrath, led the 2012 campaign to add a photo ID amendment to the state constitution. Despite polling around 80 percent approval at the outset of the campaign, the proposal was rejected by voters last fall, garnering support from just 46 percent of voters. Minnesota Majority has also been a vocal advocate for conservative fiscal policies and skepticism about global warming.
But that work might not continue for long.
“We have immediate financial obligations we must meet in order to continue to operate,” the email reads. “If we don’t raise $20,000 by the end of the week, Minnesota Majority will have to cease operating, for good.”