Enterprise Freedom Action Committee

Pull Quote - StrategyThe Enterprise Freedom Action Committee is a 501(c)(4) organization and Richard Berman’s most election-oriented non-profit. Incorporated in 2007 as the Employee Freedom Action Committee, EFAC initially devoted its attention to opposing the Employee Free Choice Act before shifting gears to oppose federal health care legislation.

EFAC spent $20 million during the 2008 election cycle, making it the third-largest outside spending group in that election. Most of that money was spent on advertising against the Employee Free Choice Act in states hosting competitive Senate races. EFAC’s campaign received support from business executives, including billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

EFAC formed the Committee to Rethink Reform to oppose federal health care legislation, and spent nearly $5 million on the effort between 2009 and 2010. The committee frequently found itself in hot water during the course of the campaign for making false statements about the positions of medical groups and, in one case, including a photo of a congressman’s daughters in a newspaper ad.

During the 2012 election cycle, EFAC ran web ads opposing Barack Obama’s reelection.

Founded: 2007, as the Center for Union Facts Action Committee; EFAC was also known as the Employee Freedom Action Committee and became the Enterprise Freedom Action Committee in 2010.

Enterprise Freedom Action Committee Staff:

  • Richard Berman, President and Executive Director
  • Sarah Longwell, Media Contact

Past and Present Targets: Employee Free Choice Act, health care reform, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), President Barack Obama

Active Projects: EFAC co-runs LaborPains.org with the Center for Union Facts

Past Projects: EmployeeFreedom.org, RethinkReformAction.com, Obamacin.com, EmployeeRightsNow.com, and Crony-2012.com

Enterprise Freedom Action Committee by CREW



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quick facts

Experts: Nothing Charitable About Berman's Front Groups

Charity Navigator, an independent authority on charitable giving, has issued donor advisories against five Berman front groups:

The advisories note that, unlike most charities, Berman’s groups funnel significant amounts of their funds to a single company, Berman’s for-profit Berman and Company, Inc.