The American Federation for Children (AFC) is putting significant money and resources toward 3 Milwaukee elections. The AFC is a Michigan-based right wing organization with ties to Milwaukee’s voucher movement and in support of mayoral control of public schools. They are supporting Jeff Plale against Chris Larson, Angel Sanchez against Jocasta Zamarripa and Stephanie Findley in the Northside primary. This is being done with hopes of furthering the voucher cause and destroying American public education.
The American Federation for Children (found at http://www.federationforchildren.com/) is led by Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos. She is the former chairman of the Republican Party in the U.S. state of Michigan and wife of former Alticor (Amway) president Dick DeVos, the 2006 Republican candidate for governor of Michigan. In 2005, DeVos launched the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in the history of Michigan, totaling more than $41 million. Her brother, Erik, founded Blackwater USA, a private mercenary security firm which has operations in Iraq. (Wikipedia)