The corporation that owns Block by Block, West Hollywood’s secondary security force, has funneled nearly $50,000 in individual donations from company employees since 2016 to some of the country’s far-right politicians and political candidates.
Lindsey Horvath, Sepi Shyne, and John D’Amico voted to defund the Los Angeles County Sheriff to the tune of three million dollars and add those funds to expand Block by Block.
Block by Block’s parent company is Mydatt Services, a subsidiary of SMS Holdings Company, a 20-year-old corporation based in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to opensecrets.org, donations from SMS Holdings have landed in the campaign coffers of a litany of far-right figures, including former President, Donald Trump, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler, as well as organizations such as the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Tennessee.
99 percent of all the company’s donations were for Republicans.
Records on opensecrets.org paint the picture of an organization firmly dedicated to conservative causes and the candidates who support them — a stark contrast to the fervent stance West Hollywood has officially taken on issues such as abortion and gay rights.