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LIVE ACTION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/10/2014: LIVE ACTION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: LIVE ACTION

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Arlington, VA
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LIVE ACTION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/10/2014: LIVE ACTION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: LIVE ACTION

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Physical Address: Arlington, VA 22201 
EIN: 42-1764425
Web URL: liveaction.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R62 Right to Life
Year Founded: 2003 
Ruling Year: 2008 
How This Organization Is Funded: Private Donations - $928,283
Non-cash contributions - $4,764
Net investment income - $1,033


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Mission Statement

Live Action is a new media movement dedicated to ending abortion and building a culture of life. We use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the pre-born child and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. An enterprise built on destroying pre-born children for money leaves few rules unbroken. But the abortion industry’s corruption goes deeper than most people would think: from threatening women’s lives with dangerously bad medical advice, to protecting child sex-trafficking rings, to covering up statutory rape, to actions even more heinous. Live Action’s undercover exposés document these abuses, so the whole world can see the horrors going on right in our backyards – and paid for with our tax money.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $934,080
Total Expenses $863,205

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Ms. Lila Grace Rose

Profile:

Lila Rose, a recent UCLA graduate, has dedicated herself to building a culture of life and ending abortion. At age fifteen, Lila founded Live Action, a pro-life nonprofit which specializes in investigative journalism, media, and youth education. Live Action works to expose abuses in the abortion industry and advocates for human rights for the pre-born, using new media to educate and mobilize both local and national audiences. Live Action also hosts the leading social media presence for the pro-life movement. Lila currently serves as President. Lila has led numerous undercover investigations exposing corruption and illegal activity at Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion chain. Her work has documented rampant sexual abuse cover-up, racism, medical misinformation, the willingness to assist sex-traffickers, and false statements made by Planned Parenthood executives. As a freshman at UCLA, Lila founded the pro-life student magazine The Advocate. The Advocate is now the largest pro-life student publication in the country. Lila is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Glenn Beck Program,” CNN, EWTN, and “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Numerous newspapers and blogs have also covered her work, including feature pieces by Reuters, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, and National Review. CNN featured Lila in a documentary, “Right on the Edge.” Lila has written for magazines and news groups including Politico, The Hill, USA Today and First Things. Lila also serves on the board for the Queen of Angels Charitable Trust Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Lila’s work has received a number of awards, and Lila is a national and international pro-life speaker.

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