A group promoting transgender babies received more than 250 million in public funds

An article in the Washington Free Beacon notes that the "non-partisan" organization has direct ties to the Democratic Party lobby.

Zero to Three, an organization that promotes transgender ideology to children as young as two years old, received more than $250 million in taxpayer funding, according to data reviewed by the Daily Caller.

More than $248 million of the total grants and contracts were awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Another $3.4 million came from the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense spent $11,000 of funds for the group.

"Raising racial equity in infants"

The organization defines itself as "an early childhood development group that has already trained nearly 90,000 educators." The group is responsible for, among other things, organizing virtual conferences that talk about "raising racial equity in babies" that include topics such as "What does it mean to be transgender and how can you support children who might be transgender?"

"Raising racial equity in the first 1000 days: protecting, promoting and preserving the health, wealth and learning of our families and babies." This is another of the group's conferences. This includes a session that "addresses gender identity development - including the process from age 2 - and how parents and professionals can benefit their children with gender exploration so that a transgender identity can emerge ".

Subsidies and alleged relationship with the Democrat party

The data compiled by the Daily Caller includes all grants and contracts awarded to the organization by the Federal government. Zero to Three received more than $251 million in total from 2005 to 2010.

An article - based on a tax form - and disseminated by the Washington Free Beacon, points out that the organization that claims to be "non-partisan" has direct ties to the Democratic Party lobby:

The non-profit organization boasts strong ties to the Democratic Party. He has spent $1.92 million on lobbying since 2018, exclusively supported Democratic-backed legislation last year, including the Build Back Better plan. The group is also supported by Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker's (Ill.) foundation, the Pritzker Children's Initiative, according to the group's financial disclosures.

The Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense did not respond to The Daily Caller 's request for comment. Zero to Three also did not respond to a request for comment.