On August 1st, 2022, Alison Brown sold the Ark Valley Voice (AVV) to Truth has a Voice Foundation (THAVF) for a whopping $10. It is believed that Alison invested at least two hundred thousand in AVV.
In the Asset Purchase Agreement you can see that the Small Business Administration loaned AVV $59.5k under the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. As part of the sale, THAVF has taken on the responsibility for that loan repayment. How could a business with hundreds of thousands in losses and a value of only $10 could qualify for $59.5k loan?
Also in the Agreement, Alison Brown agrees to lease office space in her F Street building to THAVF “in the form of an in-kind donation as described in Exhibit A”, but Exhibit A is not included in the document.
In the THAVF meeting mintues of April 27, 2023, Jan Wondra decribes the vetting of comments on the AVV website.
At the request of Director JoAnne Allen, Wondra provided a recap of current policies regarding the vetting of comments to the WordPress site and social media as well as acceptance of Letters to the Editor. Monitoring these sites is time-intensive, but functional. Egregious postings are handled on a case-by-case basis in order to retain freedom of speech rights, up to the point of receiving any personal threats.
Hmm, really? Retaining freedom of speech?
The Financial report for THAVF filed with the Colorado Secretary of State for June 30th, 2022, show THAVF net assets of only $5.6k.
New THAVF board member, Tonya Wyles, a was formerly an Army Special Operations PSYOP officer. That should come in handy.
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