New reporting in USA Today highlighted the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)-designated hate and extremist groups advising Project 2025, the MAGA blueprint for a potential future conservative administration. Key hate groups sitting on Project 2025’s advisory board include Alliance Defending Freedom – the driving force behind some of the most recent anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ Supreme Court cases – and Moms for Liberty, known for its blatant attacks on Title IX protections for students and state-level efforts to ban books.

Project 2025 tapping in known hate and extremist groups as advisors tells us everything we need to know about the project’s plans for a future conservative administration. Project 2025 leaders are handing the reins over to groups like Alliance Defending Freedom and Moms for Liberty — organizations leading efforts to roll back Americans’ rights through the courts, in schools, and everywhere. Americans’ rights and freedoms are seriously threatened with these far-right hate and extremist groups at the wheel.”

said Accountable.US executive director Tony Carrk

Project 2025 is an existential threat to our democracy. The far-right project, led and organized by the Heritage Foundation, details just how a potential future conservative administration would force its unpopular, radical agenda on Americans and eliminate checks and balances that stand in its way.

Project 2025’s lengthy policy manifesto dangerously overlaps with the SPLC-designated hate and extremist groups’ priorities on LGBTQ discrimination and educational overhaul. The Project 2025 advisory board is a who’s who of extremist organizations well known for their anti-democracy efforts, including:

  • Alliance Defending Freedom, infamous for its anti-reproductive rights work restricting access to the abortion pill as well as its support for anti-LGBTQ+ policies. 
  • Moms for Liberty, a far-right organization masquerading as a parents’ rights group dedicated to opposing school LGBTQ+ policies and racially inclusive school curriculum while supporting book bans. 
  • American Family Association, which made its name working to set back progress on LGBTQ+ equality
  • Center for Immigration Studies, which has a decades-long history of providing a platform for racist writers along with associating with white nationalists. 
  • Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), which has advocated for anti-LGBTQ+ policies on an international stage at the United Nations. 
  • Eagle Forum, which has at least 16 Eagle Forum chapters that have been labeled as anti-government movement groups.  

Accountable.US recently launched its Expose Project 2025 campaign to uncover the sprawling dark money network, key funders, and conservative figures behind the extreme Project 2025 effort threatening our democracy. Learn more at


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