Hollywood conservative group breaks up: report
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The Friends of Abe has hosted secret events for more than a decade and reportedly includes Jon Voight, Jerry Bruckheimer and Kelsey Grammer among its ranks of 1,500 members.
“Effective immediately, we are going to begin to wind down the 501 c3 organization, bring the Sustaining Membership dues to an end, and do away with costly infrastructure and the abespal.com website,” executive director Jeremy Boreing told members in an email, the Guardian reported.
“Today, because we have been successful in creating a community that extends far beyond our events, people just don’t feel as much of a need to show up for every speaker or bar night, and fewer people pay the dues that help us maintain that large infrastructure.”
Lionel Chetwynd, a producer and screenwriter and co-founder of the group, told the Guardian the campaign for California’s June 7 primary was causing a “civil war in slow motion.”