Pay-to-Play: IWF Defends e-Cigs without Disclosing Funding from e-Cig Industry

The Independent Women’s Forum has published more than a dozen posts advocating for deregulation of e-cigarettes and promoting the benefits of vaping since 2018. Those pieces downplay the adverse health effects of nicotine, an addictive substance derived from tobacco plants which has been linked to heart disease. But there is much more to this story. By Evan Vorpahl and Lisa Graves Some of…

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Independent Women’s Forum and Voice Use “Independent” Brand for Right-Wing Agenda

The Independent Women’s Forum and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, the Independent Women’s Voice, market themselves to the media and voters as “non-partisan,” “independent,” and “neutral.” However, a new investigation of the groups by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reveals them to be anything but that. Joan Walsh in the Nation broke this story today along with other new details about these not-so independent…

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