Chairman of Progressive Insurance Peter Lewis Donated Millions to Left Wing Organizations-Truth!
Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis Donates Millions to Liberal Causes - Truth! & Outdated!
Summary of eRumor:
Summary of eRumor:Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis donates millions of dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union, MoveOn.org and other “leftist” causes.
Claims in this eRumor are both true and outdated.
The eRumor first surfaced in a forwarded email that was circulated in 2006. Peter Lewis is no longer the chairman of Progressive Insurance. He held the post until he died in 2013 at the age of 80. Lewis also served as the CEO of Progressive Insurance for 35 years before he stepped down in 2000.
At the time of this death, Forbes estimates that Peter Lewis’s net worth was $1.3 billion. During his life, Lewis used his wealth to support progressive causes, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Moveon.org, as the eRumor claims.
In 2003, the ACLU announced that Peter Lewis had donated $8 million to the group to “fight Bush Administration policies that trample on civil liberties.” The donation was split between the ACLU’s general fund ($2 million) and its endowment, the Trust for the Bill of Rights ($6 million). Lewis also donated $7 million to the ACLU’s general fund in 2001, so the claim that Lewis donated $15 million to ACLU from 2001 to 2003 is true.
The claim that Peter Lewis and George Soros supported Moven.org is also true. The group was first launched to help persuade Congress to drop impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton. Later, it shifted its attention to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then, in 2003, Peter Lewis and George Soros dedicated up to $5 million to help the group’s efforts to defeat President Bush, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Peter Lewis was also a supporter of efforts to legalize marijuana for medical use. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws estimated in 2012 that Lewis had spent between $40 and $60 million funding the cause since the 1980s.
Last updated 1/22/15
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Flo and her Boss
Stephanie Courtney, the actress who plays “Flo,” gets $500,000 per year.
AND HER BOSS!!!!!
In case you didn’t know…..
“Harley Owners Group”, the biggest motorcycle club in America, maybe even the world, hasn’t found any members that have Progressive Insurance since the word got out about Progressive’s communist affiliations. Their association with George Soros, alone, should bring chills up your back. Oh, you don’t know who George Soros is? He finances the Obama progressive affiliations.
Progressive Insurance….Who are they? You’ve seen and probably smiled at the clever Progressive Insurance TV commercials. Well, you’re about to learn the rest of the story.
PROGRESSIVE AUTO INSURANCE
You know their TV commercials, the ones featuring the ditsy actress all dressed in white. What you might not know is that the Chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the major funders of leftist causes in America .
Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what’s left of America ’s Judeo-Christian heritage.
His funding for these groups was conditional on matching contributions from George Soros, the America-hating socialist who is the chief financier of the Obama political machine.
Lewis made a fortune as a result of capitalism, but now finances a progressive move me nt that threatens to destroy the American free enterprise system. His group is targeting television shows on Fox News.
Peter Lewis is making a fortune off of conservative Americans (who buy his auto insurance), then he uses
that money to dismantle the very system that made him wealthy. He’s banking on no one finding out who he is, so STOP buying Progressive Insurance and pass this information on to all your friends. Chairman Lewis’ gift helps the ACLU promote their anti-Christmas agenda such as:
§ Removing nativity scenes from public property
§ Banning songs such as Silent Night from schools
§ Refusing to allow students to write about the Christian aspect of Christmas in school projects
§ Renaming Christmas break Winter break
§ Refusing to allow a city sponsored Christmas parade to be called a Christmas parade
§ Not allowing a Christmas tree in a public school
§ Renaming a Christmas tree displayed on public property a Holiday tree. In addition to their war on Christmas, the ACLU uses gifts like that from Chairman Lewis to:
§ Sue states to force them to legalize homosexual marriage
§ Force libraries to remove porn filters from their computers
§ Sue the Boy Scouts to force them to accept homosexuals as scout leaders
§ Help legalize child pornography
§ Legalize live sex acts in bars in Oregon
§ Protect the North American Man Boy Love Association whose motto is “sex by eight or it is too late”
§ Censor student-led prayer at graduation
§ Remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance
§ Remove “In God We Trust” on our currency
Another example of the eRumor as it appeared online:
Did anyone know about these actions?
This is a heads up regarding Progressive Auto Insurance. You know who they are. They’re the ones with the clever television ads featuring the perky brunette actress, Flo, all dressed in white. What you might not know is that the chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the largest funders of the left in America .. He’s your typical rich spoiled kid who took over the company from his father and apparently feels guilty for his success and now dedicates himself to making It impossible for anyone else to become wealthy.
Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what’s left of America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Indeed, Lewis is himself an ACLU member. One of the ACLU projects he earmarked his funds for was an effort to sue school districts who have drug testing policies. In other words, this idiot wants teachers to be ab
le to use drugs without fear of exposure. I wonder what he would think if all his own employees came to work drugged out every day..
Lewis also gave $12.5 million to MoveOn.org and American Coming Together, two key components of the socialist
left. The former group is perhaps the main group used by the Obama forces to organize their activists; the latter group is a 527 political action group that essentially served as a front for the SEIU union thugs who ran ACORN. His funding for
these groups was conditional on matching contributions from George Soros, the international socialist who finances much of the Obama political network.
It’s disturbing that Lewis made a fortune as a result of capitalism But now finances a progressive movement that threatens to destroy The free enterprise system. He reminds me somewhat of Armand Hammer, the former head of Occidental Petroleum who did business with Joseph Stalin and became his good friend, around the same time Stalin was executing businessmen all over the USSR .
What angers me further is the way this company is targeting television shows watched by conservatives such as Fox News. Peter Lewis is making a fortune off of conservative Americans so that he can destroy our country. He’s banking on no one finding out who he is. I think it’s time we expose this clown.
Sample of eRumor from 2005:
Progressive Insurance Chairman Gives $8.5 Million To ACLU
In one of his recent columns, Chuck Colson relates the following story.
In a Texas classroom, children were told to draw a tracing of their foot, and then put a message on the drawing. One little girl wrote “Jesus Loves Me” on hers. What happened next shows the abysmal state of religious tolerance in America.
As Fox news anchor John Gibson relates in his new book, The War on Christmas, the child’s teacher ripped the tracing off the board. “Don’t you ever do this again,” she said. The little girl burst into tears.
When her outraged father called the school, nervous officials told the child to make another tracing. She did so-but this time, instead of scrawling “Jesus Loves Me,” she drew a tiny cross that was so small it was almost invisible. Behind nearly every such incident you will find the ACLU. According to the New York Times, Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance, believes in the mission and work of the ACLU so much that he gave them $8.5 million. (Do an Internet search on “Peter B. Lewis” and “ACLU.” You’ll be shocked by how extensive his support is!)
Chairman Lewis’ gift helps the ACLU promote their anti-Christmas agenda such as:
Removing nativity scenes from public property
Banning songs such as Silent Night from schools
Refusing to allow students to write about the Christian aspect of Christmas in school projects
Renaming Christmas break Winter break
Refusing to allow a city sponsored Christmas parade to be called a Christmas parade
Not allowing a Christmas tree in a public school
Renaming a Christmas tree displayed on public property a Holiday tree
In addition to their war on Christmas, the ACLU uses gifts like that from Chairman Lewis to:
Sue states to force them to legalize homosexual marriage
Force libraries to remove porn filters from their computers
Sue the Boy Scouts to force them to accept homosexuals as scout leaders
Help legalize child pornography
Legalize live sex acts in bars in Oregon
Protect the North American Man Boy Love Association whose motto is “sex by eight or it is too late”
Censor student led prayer at graduation
Remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance
Remove “In God We Trust” on our currency
Recommended action: If you have a Progressive Insurance policy, cancel it. If you don’t have a Progressive policy, let Chairman Lewis know you will not be buying one. (We recommend you do not purchase Allstate Insurance. We will explain our recommendation in a future letter.)
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