Dick DeVos Posts Archive
, Monday 08/20/2007, 4:23pm
For wealthy backers of publicly-funded private school vouchers, Utah has been a crucial battleground. Last year, Amway heir (and 2006 candidate for governor of Michigan) Dick DeVos and others poured a hundreds of thousands of dollars of “seed money” into a Utah PAC, Parents for Choice in Education, which set about electing state legislators who would support a voucher plan. While the group has used heavy-handed tactics before – invoking the specter of “illegal aliens” during last year’s campaign – it’s hit a new low with a recent... MORE >
, Friday 12/01/2006, 2:55pm
Hoping to be the biggest threat to American automobile manufacturers since the arrival of large numbers of low-priced Japanese cars in the 1980s, the American Family Association, a virulently anti-gay group, has marshaled a large portion of its resources over the last two years attempting to organize its constituents to boycott the Ford Motor Company over its marketing to gays and lesbians. While a planned boycott one year ago was cancelled, AFA almost immediately reconsidered – claiming the automaker had “reneged” on some kind of “agreements”... MORE >
, Monday 09/25/2006, 3:46pm
Last week, gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos sent his campaign strategists scrambling when he told reporters that he believes creationism, in the guise of “intelligent design,” should be taught as science in Michigan’s public schools. Almost immediately the DeVos campaign starting walking back his comments with this statement: "I've always believed that our children should be provided with more knowledge, not less. Lots of intelligent people can disagree about the origins of life. In the end, I believe in our system of local control. Local school boards should have the opportunity to offer... MORE >
, Tuesday 06/27/2006, 1:39pm
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that “most of the cash” injected into Utah’s political system by Parents for Choice in Education “comes from big-business donors outside the state - including the Wal-Mart heirs and founders of multilevel marketing giant Amway.” Once a low-budget operation, the PAC received $255,000 in “seed money” from Amway heirs Dick and Betsy DeVos and their Michigan-based group, All Children Matter, and more high-profile donors followed. All Children Matter Director Greg Brock says along with Florida, Louisiana, Ohio... MORE >
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