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As part of the Foundation's NEA Accountability Project, Landmark uncovered overwhelming evidence that the National Education Association has financed and run coordinated political campaigns with the Democratic National Committee, other Democratic campaign organizations, the AFL-CIO and Emily's List-without reporting the expenditures to its members or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as required by federal law.

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Landmark Files IRS Complaint Against Colorado Teachers' Unions 7/11/2008Landmark has filed a complaint with the IRS alleging flagrant and widespread violations of the Internal Revenue Code by the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the Poudre, Colorado Education Association (PEA).
Union Pays Campaign Taxes: Foundation Had Asked IRS to Investigate Teacher Organization 7/29/2006Thanks to a complaint by Landmark, The Wisconsin Education Association Council admits that it made more than $430,000 unreported political expenditures and "voluntarily" pays more than $171,000 in back taxes.
Landmark Files IRS Complaint Against Wisconsin NEA Affiliate 4/20/2006Landmark asked the IRS to investigate unreported political contributions by the NEA's Wisconsin affiliate...
Landmark Launches Complaint Against Florida Teachers Union 11/7/2005Landmark launches the latest complaint in Phase II of its NEA Accountability Project.
Landmark Forces California Teachers Union to Refund Political Funds to Teachers 10/27/2005Landmark's recent complaint results in CTA reversal on special assessment for political purposes.
Landmark Launches Complaint Against California Teachers Union 9/14/2005Landmark asked the California Public Employment Relations Board to investigate the California Teachers Association.
Landmark Asks IRS to Fine Florida and New Jersey Teachers’ Unions 1/12/2005January 12, 2005 - Landmark calls on the IRS To Fine the National Education Association (NEA) affiliates in Florida and New Jersey for failing to produce their tax returns as required by federal law.
The Washington Times - The probers and the NEA 3/31/2004Earlier this month, news reports revealed that the Labor Department has been engaged in an investigation into the political expenditures by the National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest union.
CNS News.com - NEA Lobbyist's Remark Troubles Conservative Legal Group 3/25/2004A conservative legal group that prompted two federal agencies to investigate the National Education Association's political spending is now questioning comments that the union's chief lobbyist made about NEA political activity.
Associated Press - Labor Dept. Probes Teachers Union Reports 3/4/2004WASHINGTON (AP) - A teachers union that spends heavily to support political candidates is acknowledging for the first time that the government is investigating whether all its expenditures have been reported.
The Washington Times - IRS auditors visit the NEA - finally 12/7/2003December 7, 2003 - Editorial
Opinionjournal.com/Wall Street Journal - The Blaine Game 12/7/2003Sunday, December 7, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST - The ACLU and its allies pick up the banner of the Know Nothings.
National Review Online - Called to the Principal's Office - Judgement day for the NEA 12/3/2003The nation's largest teachers' union may soon come to regret the educational-policy buzzwords "accountability" and "testing." The Internal Revenue Service is currently auditing the National Education Association and students of the NEA's political pr
Associated Press - IRS Audits Nation's Top Teachers' Union 11/24/2003November 24, 2003 - By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS has begun auditing the National Education Association, which has allocated millions of dollars to elect pro-education candidates while reporting on tax for
Rush Limbaugh Praises Landmark to his 20 million listeners 11/24/2003Landmark Shines Light On NEA The Washington Times reported Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service, our buddies over at the IRS, are investigating accusations that the biggest teachers union in the world, the National Education Association...
Wall Street Journal - Union Doozy 10/8/2003If ever there was a poster child for the Labor Department's bid to bring union bookkeeping into the sunlight, it's Barbara Bullock. You might recall Miss Bullock from the headlines last December, when FBI agents raided the home of the Washington...
The Washington Times - Corrupt Unions and the IRS 9/28/2003An editorial in the Washington Times showcases Landmark's complaint to the IRS and the Justice Department calling for the revocation of the tax-exempt status of the Washington Teachers Union (WTU) and the United Teachers of Dade County...
Washington Times - The NEA's dubious expenditures 9/10/2003Washington Times - The NEA's dubious expenditures
LANDMARK CALLS ON IRS TO STRIP TAX STATUS OF DC, FLORIDA TEACHERS' UNIONS 9/5/2003(HERNDON, VA) Landmark Legal Foundation, America's leading authority on the political operations of the nation's teachers' unions, today called on the Internal Revenue Service to strip the tax-exempt status of the United Teachers of Dade County (UTDC
Associated Press -- Group Says Teachers Union Avoided Taxes 9/4/2003The Associated Press broke the story of Landmark's criminal complaints to the IRS and the Justice Department over the unreported political activities of the National Education Association (NEA)...
LANDMARK UNLEASHES MAJOR CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST NEA 9/4/2003Landmark Legal Foundation, the leading authority on the political activities of the nation's teachers unions, today has formally requested...
Washington Times - Dubious Expenditures 9/1/2003Throughout the past decade, the National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest teachers' union, has spent tens of millions of dollars from members' tax-exempt dues fighting the Democratic Party's political battles...
Washington Times - The IRS and the NEA 4/11/2003An editorial in today's Washington Times discusses Landmark's latest complaints to the IRS and the Labor Department over unreported political activities by the NEA....
The Washington Times - NEA challenged on political outlays 4/7/2003A front page story in today's Washington Times showcases Landmark's complaints to the IRS and the Department of Labor about unreported political activities at the National Education Association...
Wall Street Journal - Union Don'ts and Union Dues 1/21/2003An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal discusses proposed changes in Labor Department reporting guidelines that resulted from Landmark's complaint against the National Education Association (NEA)..
Washington Times - Where the NEA Pulls Strings 11/14/2002An editorial in today's Washington Times discusses Landmark's expansion of its NEA Accountability Project to include the political activities and expenditures of all 50 teachers union state affiliates...
Landmark Calls On SDEA/NEA To Reveal Ties to Daschle Democrats 10/25/2002Landmark Legal Foundation today asked the South Dakota Education Association/National Education Association (SDEA/NEA) to reveal the extent to which it has used tax-exempt membership dues to coordinate political activities with Daschle Democrats.org
Landmark Slams NEA, Demands Release of Its PAC Tax Records 9/26/2002In a statement issued today, Landmark demanded that the NEA release the tax returns for its political action committee (PAC) since 1994.
The Washington Times - A lesson this Labor Day 9/2/2002An editorial in today's Washington Times discusses the latest developments in Landmark's complaint to the Labor Department about the NEA's political activities.
The Boston Globe - Vouchers And Civil Rights 7/11/2002Columnist Jeff Jacoby discusses school voucher as a 21st century equivalent to the civil rights movement.
The Washington Times - Probe of NEA by IRS sought 7/10/2002An article in today's Washington Times discusses a call by Representatives Charlie Norwood and John Culberson for action by the IRS on Landmark's complaints about unreported political activity by the NEA.
The Kansas City Star - Voucher supporters consider their options 7/9/2002An article in the Kansas City Star discusses the future of the voucher movement after the Supreme Court decision in the Cleveland case.
The Wall Street Journal - Who You Gonna Call? 7/5/2002Conservatives have seized the moral high ground on civil rights.
Washington Times - Cleveland rocks 6/30/2002Landmark President Mark Levin is featured in an editorial in the Washington Times discussing the Supreme Court's decision in the Cleveland School Vouchers case last week.
Landmark Hails Court's Voucher Decision 6/27/2002Mark R. Levin, president of Landmark Legal Foundation, the first legal group to join the battle for school choice more than a dozen years ago, heralded today's U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Cleveland, OH, school voucher program as the "ne
LANDMARK CALLS COURT'S VOUCHER DECISION 6/27/20026/27/2002 -- Supreme Court Decision in Cleveland School Choice Case Caps 12-year Battle for Competition and Accountability in Education.
Mark Levin's Testimony on NEA Abuses Before House of Representatives 6/20/2002Landmark President Mark R. Levin testified before the the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Subcommittee on Worforce Protections, on the political activities of the NEA in violation of federal tax, campaign and labor laws.
Associated Press - Congress Holds Hearings on Unions 6/20/2002The Associated Press covered the House hearing Thursday at which Landmark President Mark R. Levin testified on abuses by the NEA.
The Washington Times - Poor don't get a choice 6/14/2002Landmark is featured in an article in today's Washington Times on the number of lawmakers who voted against school choice and yet sent their own children to private school.
Washington Times Editorial - NEA: Lawbreaker 4/25/2002The Washington Times ran an editorial today on Landmark's latest complaint to the Labor Department on the NEA.
Investor's Business Daily - Partisan Pedants 4/25/2002An editorial in today's Investor's Business Daily discussing Landmark's Labor Department complaint against the NEA.
The Washington Times - Complaint accuses NEA of misusing funds to aid DNC 4/23/2002The Washington Times reports on Landmark's complaint to the Labor Department concerning NEA political activities.
Rush Limbaugh - NEA Covered Up Contributions 4/23/2002America's most popular radio talk show host discussed Landmark's latest complaint against the NEA.
The Wall Street Journal - The NEA's Paper Chase 4/22/2002An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal highlighting Landmark's complaint to the Labor Department about the NEA.
Landmark Reports NEA Flouting Federal Labor Reporting Law 4/22/2002Landmark Reports NEA Flouting Federal Labor Reporting Law, Union Hides Millions In Political Expenditures
Associated Press - Conservative law firm complains about union reporting 4/19/2002The Associated Press showcased Landmark's complaint to the Labor Department about the NEA in this wire service story.
Associated Press - Conservative law firm complains about union reporting 4/19/20024/19/2002 - The Associated Press showcased Landmark's complaint to the Labor Department about the NEA in this wire service story.
Wall Street Journal - Educating Davis 4/18/2002An editorial in the Wall Street Journal discusses Landmark's earlier complaints on the NEA to the IRS and the FEC.
The Washington Times - A hard look at soft money 3/20/2002The second editorial in a week in the Washington Times discusses the unreported political activities of the National Education Association (NEA), as reported by Landmark in complaints to the IRS and the FEC.
The Washington Times - The Organized Labor Loophole 3/16/2002An editorial in today's Washington Times discusses Landmark's complaints to the IRS and the FEC over unreported political activity by the National Education Association (NEA).
CBN - NEA Political Activities and Landmark 2/28/2002An article on CBN showcasing Landmark Legal Foundation's complaints over unreported political activities at the NEA. By Melissa Charbonneau.
Jewish World Review - Crisis of mediocrity 11/27/2001Nationally syndicated columnist Linda Bowles discusses the disappointing results reported in the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress and how the National Education Association (NEA) continues to abuse its position by engaging in partis
Wall Street Journal - America's Labor Party 8/31/2001The lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal provides a detailed analysis of the transformation of the nation's leading unions, including the National Education Association, into operating arms of the Democratic Party.
Investor's Business Daily - The NEA's Creative Accounting 8/31/20018/31/2001 - An editorial in today's Investor's Business Daily highlights the findings made in Landmark's latest complaint to the IRS about unreported political activities by the NEA.
Wall Street Journal - America's Labor Party 8/31/20018/31/2001 - The lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal provides a detailed analysis of the transformation of the nation's leading unions, including the National Education Association, into operating arms of the Democratic Party. The editorial
Associated Press - Unions Don't Cite Political Funds 8/17/2001The wire service ran an article highlighting comments by current IRS officials and other leading experts on unreported political activities by unions, including the NEA as uncovered by Landmark Legal Foundation.
Wall Street Journal - Teachers and Democrats 8/13/2001NEA President Bob Chase responds to Landmark's latest complaint to the IRS against the NEA in the "Letters to the Editor" section of today's Wall Street Journal.
The Washington Times - NEA violates federal, state tax laws 8/13/2001The lead editorial in today's Washington Times supports Landmark's latest complaint to the IRS against the NEA.
Associated Press - Unions Don't Cite Political Funds 8/7/20018/7/2001 -- The wire service ran an article highlighting comments by current IRS officials and other leading experts on unreported political activities by unions, including the NEA as uncovered by Landmark Legal Foundation. Landmark President Mark R
Wall Street Journal - SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL 8/2/2001Today's featured article on the Wall Street Journal editorial page, by the Journal's chief editorial writer, William McGurn, discusses the latest complaint filed by Landmark with the Internal Revenue Service over unreported political activities at th
LANDMARK FILES EXPLOSIVE NEW COMPLAINT AGAINST THE NEA! 7/27/2001Landmark today made public a complaint filed with the Internal Revenue Service which included dramatic new charges that the NEA may have violated federal tax law by coordinating campaign activities with the Democratic National Committee and other Dem
Landmark's Complaint On NEA Coordinated Political Activities 7/27/2001July 27, 2001 -- This is the text of Landmark's complaint to the IRS about the NEA coordinating political activities and expenditures with Democratic campaign organizations.
Education Week - Unions Pull Out Stops For Elections 11/1/2000Education Week, the nation's leading education news publication, takes an incisive look at the nature and extent of the political activities of America's two leading teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of
Education Week - Complaints Point Up 'Murky' Areas In Union Activism 11/1/2000The nation's leading education new periodical published an article highlighting the findings in Landmark's complaints against the NEA.
The Wall Street Journal - The New IRS Math 9/20/2000The Wall Street Journal editorial on the findings of Edward Coleman, former director of the IRS' exempt organizations division, supporting Landmark's complaint to the IRS about unreported political activity at the National Education Association.
Former IRS Official Advises 'Very Strong Basis for IRS Exam of NEA' 9/15/2000Edward D. Coleman, former director of the IRS' exempt organizations division, advises that Landmark's complaint to the IRS about unreported political activity warrants investigation by the IRS.
Electronic Accountant - IRS Warns About Nonprofits 8/14/2000The Internet trade publication for CPAs notes that Landmark's NEA complaints may be having an impact at the IRS.
Wall Street Journal - IRS Should Seriously Consider Landmark's Complaint 7/28/20007/28/00 - The editorial page of the Wall Street Journal included a brief "suggestion" about the IRS' handling of Landmark's complaint against the NEA for unreported political acitivity.
Associated Press - Probe of Teachers' Union Sought 7/18/20007/18/00 - The Associated Press report on Landmark's letter to Justice Department officials asking for a probe into unreported political activity by the NEA.
Linda Bowles - IRS: Government attack dog 7/11/20007/11/00 - The latest column by the columnist discussing Landmark's Quality Schools 2000 initiative.
Education USA - NEA Misuses Funds For Politics, Foundation Says 7/10/20007/10/00 - An education bi-weekly reported on Landmark's complaints against the NEA and the reporting laws under which the union must operate.
Washington Times - 'A highly partisan 800-pound gorilla' 7/9/20007/9/00 - An editorial in the Washington Times highlighting the political activities of the NEA as enumerated in Landmark's complaints to the IRS and the FEC.
Detroit News - Did NEA Overstep on Politics? 7/9/20007/9/00 - The lead editorial from the Detroit News discussing Landmark's IRS and FEC complaints concerning unreported political activities by the NEA.
The Oklahoman - Landmark Filing Discloses Union Spending 7/8/20007/8/00 - An editorial in the Daily Oklahoman supporting Landmark's complaints against the NEA.
Phyllis Schlafly - Missed by the Reform Net 7/7/20007/7/00 - The nationally syndicated columnist focuses on Landmark's complaints of unreported political activity by the NEA.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer - Money, Politics and the NEA 7/6/20007/06/2000 - An editorial in the Cleveland Plain Dealer endorses and highlights some of the key findings in Landmark's complaints filed with the IRS and the FEC.
Wall Street Journal - New Math 6/30/20006/30/00 - An editorial from the Wall Street Journal endorsing Landmark's Quality Schools 2000 initiative.
Investor's Business Daily - More Politicking From The NEA 6/28/20006/28/00 - One of the nation's leading business dailies echoes the questions raised by Landmark in its complaints against the NEA and its Quality Schools 2000 initiative.
Associated Press - Complaints Filed Over NEA Politics 6/23/20006/23/00 - A follow up piece on the NEA's unreported political activities focusing on Landmark's complaints filed with the IRS and the FEC.
Press Release Announcing Quality Schools 2001 6/23/20006/23/00 - The initial press release announcing the filing of Landmark's complaints against the NEA with the IRS and the FEC.
Associated Press - NEA's Political Activities Detailed 6/22/20006/22/00 - he first story by the Associated Press outlining the information included in Landmark's complaints filed with the IRS and the FEC over unreported political activities at the NEA.

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