Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action Email List Rental Appears to Violate Privacy Terms

Bloomberg’s Moms might not be smiling if they realized any disobedience to the man who would be king is not an option he will allow. (Mike Bloomberg/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com– “[Michael] Bloomberg is starting his campaign with a big asset—his gun-control group’s email list,” Mother Jones reported Sunday. “His campaign is ‘temporarily renting’ the addresses of Moms Demand Action’s supporters.”

The way the story reads, it doesn’t sound like the state and local groups had any choice, something “progressive” women demand when it comes to just about everything except their right to keep and bear arms. Senior national organizing director Aimee Tavares reportedly passed along “the news” reiterating who started the group, who funded it, and ultimately, who is going to tell it when to jump and how high.

That demand for their compliance should surprise no one but the willfully misinformed, noting the billionaire control zealot’s “long history of sexism,” meaning most of the MILMs will obliviously let him dictate to their obedient “leadership.” That’s even though a promise long made to the “membership” (defined as everyone who has given them their email address, as opposed to NRA members, who pay to join) is being willfully and cynically broken.

What promise?

The Moms Demand Action Privacy Policy defines how information collected will be used:

“We may use the information we collect for any lawful purpose, such as to:

  • respond to your requests;
  • send information to you about Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund or other organizations;
  • operate and improve the Sites, and customize your experience;
  • comply with applicable law;
  • identify or remedy potential threats to the Sites’ security;
  • conduct research about your use of the Sites and our services; and
  • for any other purpose stated at the time of collection.”

Anybody see anything in there about information being turned over to a third party for political campaign purposes? Or that list members don’t get to know who their names and data would be “rented” to, or if other candidate positions might better represent other deeply held beliefs? What if they'd rather have Bernie? Or Elizabeth Warren? Was this intent made clear to them “at the time of collection”?

And what about people like me, who signed up to keep tabs on alerts from the group so I could see if there was anything I and other gun owners needed to take action countering? I certainly don’t consent to have the information I willingly provided used for any purposes not stated and understood when I “enrolled.” I reasonably suspect I’m not the only gun-ownership advocate who became a “supporter” for the same reasons as well. I'd argue we have a right to decide if we consent to have our information shared with the Bloomberg presidential campaign.

At the very least, this shows reneging on a pledge as a matter of expediency and convenience. That ought to raise questions about ethics, about how people are respected, and about playing fast and loose with the rules. Again, this should surprise no one, because the whole reason Everytown exists is to urge the government to renege on its mandate that your and my right to arms “shall not be infringed.”

Not being a lawyer, I don’t know if unilaterally changing the terms of an implied agreement and using personal information collected under a promised set of expectations, without first obtaining the permission of everyone on the list, is a legal violation that could prompt individual and class actions, or maybe even an FEC complaint from other Democrat candidates. It would be fitting and funny if it were, and if the imperious Bloomberg campaign fell on its face right out of the starting gate on its first attempt to dictate to a group of people it obviously considers bought and paid for.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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mottlee
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mottlee

“for any other purpose stated at the time of collection.”….This will be the one they use, They can make up ANY reason

StWayne
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StWayne

I believe it was Jesus, who best defined these kinds of people, when he compared them to, “a room full of vipers.”

joefoam
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joefoam

Well Moms, how does it feel to be a pawn in Bloombergs game? What happens when he decides you are no longer useful idiots and cuts off the cash. I’ll bet you all lose your passion, it’s easy to be passionate when somebody besides you is footing the bill. When its your money not so much.

JIAZ
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JIAZ

“We Empower Women to Effectively Protect Themselves, and Their Families by reaffirming that the Second Amendment right to bear arms “shall not be infringed,” and that any attempt to do so is unacceptable.”

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Tionico
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Tionico

Not a bad ROI for the wretch Bloomie. He’s been the tit on which his Mad Mamas outfit has been engorging themselves for a long time now. So Mama Bloomburg now expects his progeny to jig to HIS fiddle. Ain’t that the way it always works? Who pays the fiddler calls the tune, and the dance. Bloomie’s got an attitude problem.. he seems to think like a spoilt little girl. What she wants she gets, and uses her attractiveness to manipulate. Anyone with a brain in their head will see through this wretch and reject him. Too bad there are… Read more »

USA
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USA

Tio, The FBISIS just nabbed Maxwell and she is singing like a choir girl ratting all these scumbags out and with Bloombergs name in Epstein pocket book I bet the billionaire is nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

StWayne
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StWayne

That’s long tailed cats, in a room full of rocking chairs. But you are right. Stay tuned.

USA
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USA

StWayne, Thanks for having my back and then there are the videos that Epstein filmed……………..
It’s going to be Biblical.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

Use Bloomberg’s name as anti-matter. Associate his name and Big Brother image with any cause or candidate he supports.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

This is what you get when you sign up to be a soldier in the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

Rock
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Rock

Anybody associated with Bloomberg has been bought and paid for…

BobS
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BobS

When I sign up for something online, I use a unique email address for that purpose. If I get mail from some other entity to that address, I know where they got it.

For example, I logged in here as [email protected] and I get pearl-clutching updates from the Demanding Moms as [email protected]. When I start getting stuff from Mini Mike as [email protected], it verifies he’s using the Moms’ email lists.

Mack
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Mack

This is really scary, for all kinds of reasons.

Please stay on top of this.

USA
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USA

Happy Thanksgiving everybody and you to David.
The future belongs to patriots.
Restore the Republic!