Dream Defenders’s ties to other radical groups actually go much deeper. KleinOnline found that Gabriel Pendas, Dream Defenders’s organizer, is also employed as “Lead Organizer” by the SEIU. Pendas has been organizing Dream Defenders’s marches for Martin.
Pendas, who openly identifies as a socialist, previously served as president of the heavily Soros-backed United States Student Association. The student association is a member of the small Free Exchange on Campus, a group created to oppose the efforts of conservatives who speak at American college campuses. The group seems to mostly focus on opposing the campus education initiatives of former radical David Horowitz.
Dream Defender’s political director is Ciara Taylor, who also serves as campaign coordinator for the ACLU. She previously was community outreach liaison at the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A Dream Defender founder is Phillip B. Agnew, who also serves as the group’s executive director. Agnew is also listed as a paid SEIU organizer.
Nelini Stamp is a Dream Defenders director. In 2011, Stamp served as an organizer for the ACORN front group Working Families Party. Stamp was interviewed as one of the earliest Occupy Wall Street organizers and participated in the “Take Back the Dream” movement with Van Jones, the infamous former “green” jobs adviser to President Obama.
In a November 2012 piece she wrote for Prospect.org, Stamp hailed the organizing efforts of something called the Midwest Academy. Midwest is an activist organization described as teaching the tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation as advocated by notorious radical community organizer Saul Alinsky.
This reporter was first to expose that Obama himself funded the Midwest Academy when he served on the board of the Chicago Woods Fund from 1999 to December 2002 alongside unrepentant Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers.