Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization
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A coalition of conservatives launched a grassroots advocacy organization on Monday to “oppose cancel culture and fight back against the woke mob and their enablers.”

The organization, dubbed Unsilenced Majority, said in a statement that it will serve as a platform to “fight back against the rising tide of left-wing intolerance.”

The group says its key focus areas include promoting free expression without fear of punishment, defending American workers from the “woke mob,” fighting “cancel culture” in education and objecting to “corporate wokeism.”

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The organization said that “fundamentally, cancel culture is just another term for intolerance and suffocating dissent,” claiming that “the left’s modern political project” involves silencing its political enemies by means of intimidation, financial ruin and censorship.

In a statement announcing the launch of Unsilenced Majority, the group’s founder and president Mike Davis denounced corporate censorship, “thought-policing and politically motivated blacklists and boycotts.”

“We strongly believe that corporate censorship, thought-policing and politically motivated blacklists and boycotts are having a corrosive effect on our country and will ultimately lead to a less free world. We also believe that freedom of speech and diversity of thought are fundamental bedrocks of a free society and should always be protected and celebrated,” Davis said.

Davis, who previously served as chief counsel for nominations to Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyBiden's program for migrant children doesn't go far enough The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden support, gas tax questions remain on infrastructure 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll MORE when the Iowa Republican chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the organization speaks for an “emboldened majority of Americans” who “recognize the imminent threat that cancel culture poses to our nation.”

“The rising intolerance of cancel culture is breeding fear and paranoia in our politics, across the corporate world, at our children’s schools and even in our neighborhoods. It must be stopped. The Unsilenced Majority aims to harness grassroots opposition to fight back against cancel culture before it’s too late,” Davis continued.

The group called cancel culture “one of the most un-American forces in our nation’s history.”

Andy Surabian, who serves as spokesman and chief political advisor to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE Jr., will serve as senior advisor to the group.

Opposing so-called cancel culture has become a rallying cry in recent months among Republicans.

A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll released in March found that a majority of Americans say they believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom.

Eighty percent of Republicans said cancel culture was a threat, compared to only 48 percent of Democrats.

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Last week, Rep. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstOvernight Defense: Pentagon details military construction projects getting .2B restored from wall funds | Biden chooses former commander to lead Navy | Bill seeks to boost visa program for Afghans who helped US Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration Senate bill would add visas, remove hurdles to program for Afghans who helped US MORE (Iowa), the only woman on the Senate Republicans' elected leadership team, compared the efforts to oust Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyLiz Cheney hired security after death threats: report Cheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas MORE (R-Wyo.) from her leadership post to the GOP's version of cancel culture.

"I feel it's OK to go ahead and express what you feel is right to express and, you know, cancel culture is cancel culture no matter how you look at it. Unfortunately, I think there are those that are trying to silence others in the party," Ernst said.

Cheney was ultimately removed from her position as House GOP Conference chair and replaced with Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Canadian ambassador calls for close coordination in handling of US border Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision MORE (N.Y.)