Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has signed onto a letter led by Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22) requesting transparency from the Executive Director for the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), Tianna Epps-Johnson. The letter requests that the non-profit immediately publish its financial information and clarify how a $350 million donation received by the organization was distributed primarily to Democrat-leaning officials and government agencies during the 2020 election.

During the 2020 presidential election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg made a $350 million donation that was supposed to help local election officials purchase PPE and other COVID-related items. Instead, preliminary reporting has indicated that the funds were sent to primarily Democrat-leaning precincts and were used for a much broader range of purposes, including voter registration drives, vehicle purchases, Facebook advertisements, and Get Out the Vote efforts, among others.

In part, the letter reads: "Many state and local entities have reported spending your grant money on expenses as varied and unrelated to COVID-19 as advertising, designing absentee ballots, registering teen voters, automatic voter registration, and even pay raises and new vehicle purchases. An elections supervisor in Lowndes County, Georgia, stated that CTCL was “very lenient regarding what we could spend the money on. They put virtually no restrictions on it as long as it relates to the election.”

“The Center for Tech and Civic Life, a Far-Left organization, must immediately provide transparency about the sources of their donations and where those funds were distributed during the 2020 election cycle,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in the channeling of these funds is not a coincidence – it appears he used this as a means of swaying the results of the 2020 election. This influence has no place in our elections and the American people deserve answers about the integrity of the elections officials we count on.”

Read the full letter here