Gold standard advocate major Idaho Freedom Action donor

We’re getting more insight into who is paying for Idaho Freedom Action’s mailers. 

The group, which is the election arm of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, received $20,000 from Trusted Causes LLC, based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. There isn’t much information about Trusted Causes LLC online, though the organization shares an address with Ascension Marketing Group (the portfolio of which includes prepper site and, as well as The Sound Money Defense League, which advocates for “bringing gold and silver back as America’s Constitutional money.”

Both Ascension Marketing Group and The Sound Money Defense League are headed by Stefan Gleason, president of Money Metals Exchange. According to his LinkedIn profile, Gleason is based in the Boise area and is the former vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation. 

Gleason has contributed columns to

Idaho Reports couldn’t reach Gleason for comment.

Other Idaho Freedom Action contributors include Robert and Cristina Rathbone of Boise, who gave $2,500; Casa Del Norte LP of Glenns Ferry (owned by rancher John McCallum), which gave $5,000; Coeur d’Alene Racing, which gave $3,500; and Lynn Beck of Idaho Falls, who gave $4667.95.


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