Block by Block’s parent company employees donate almost exclusively to Republicans

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.

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CHLOE ROSS
29 days ago

Okay. Now we all know. Next?

Valerie
Valerie
26 days ago
Reply to  CHLOE ROSS

I’d guess ur one of those people who does not care about much of anything unless it affect you. So ur probably a man.

Can’t be true
Can’t be true
29 days ago

Is this true ?

Support Life
Support Life
1 month ago

Where is John Erickson’s outrage? He just uses women for his own politics but cant stand up against Horvath and Shyne. He’s the weakest of them all.

Davedi
Davedi
1 month ago

Oh my God I just found out that all the readers at my third grader’s drag queen story hour were all Democrats!

BlueEyedGayWasp
BlueEyedGayWasp
1 month ago

They hardly donated anything. Not the big bucks to keep the slimy West Hollywood City Council in office who owned by Woke nuts and developers. You need regular cops. Not some safety joke group to support the beliefs of political hacks like Lindsay “Streetwalker For Developers” Horvath or Shepi “Misendrist” Shyne.

Scott Williams
Scott Williams
1 month ago

I’m loosing faith in the stewardship of WEHO. The hybrid approach, of more community based patrols is good. Sinking that $$ to an organization, that funds radical Republicans who want to strip the rights of LGBTQIA+ Horrible.

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago

Block by Block is a bandaid when the patient, West Hollywood, is nearly in cardiac arrest .

What a joke
What a joke
1 month ago

Council doesn’t do their homework

Support Life
Support Life
1 month ago

Im glad to see that there are pro-life initiatives in West Hollywood. Nobody has a right to kill an innocent fetus. Lindsey Horvath and John Erickson and Sepi Shyne agree and support these Republicans, Donald Trump and the Pro-Life movement.

Pro-Life Resonsibility
Pro-Life Resonsibility
1 month ago
Reply to  Support Life

If one has the right to create an innocent fetus, the responsibilities should extend to its creators to make sure this fetus is welcomed into a situation that can give assurance of its care and well being.

jjabely
jjabely
29 days ago
Reply to  Support Life

When young men are also required by law to get vasectomies – or lose autonomy over their bodies, too – we can talk.

Davedi
Davedi
1 month ago

You hire the best person for the job. Period. If these guys suck, don’t hire them. If you needed a brain surgeon to save your life and found out the best one in the country voted for Trump, I doubt you would put his politics over his skill. This nonsense of boycotting people you don’t agree with ideologically is just stupid. Yes, security people are usually conservative. As are most of the police who protect us. It goes with the territory. Ultra rich liberal celebrities hire the best body guards they can afford. And the best bodyguards aren’t anti-gun police… Read more »

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago
Reply to  Davedi

Well said.

Gorge
Gorge
1 month ago

Best news ever. Gay and going Republican. Can’t stand the woke violent losers that think men can get pregnant and have a pedo brain dead hater as President and his “Mexicans are as unique as Tacos” wife. They are now closing the Starbucks in WEHO Westmount and Santa Monica because it’s not safe. Got attacked by a homeless lib Junky right out front in broad daylight. Not one lib progressive lifted a finger. Without Twitter they are all a bunch of cowards. The ambassador thing is just more bad choices in a community that couldn’t care less they spread AIDS,… Read more »

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago
Reply to  Gorge

Another realistic statement.

Davedi
Davedi
1 month ago
Reply to  Common Sense

The amount of people with common sense in this neighborhood is starting to give me hope.

Rodrigo
Rodrigo
1 month ago

So what? Judge a company based on its performance. Block By Block has no influence over Weho’s fragile politics, they’re here to provide security only. It’s not like they’re going to remove the precious rainbow crosswalks or anything.

Last edited 1 month ago by Rodrigo
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