Jim Babka

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Jim Babka
Jim Babka 2004.JPG
Jim Babka in 2004
Born (1968-03-14) March 14, 1968 (age 52)
OccupationActivist, talk-show host
Spouse(s)Susanne
ChildrenJessica, Stephen, Andrew
Parent(s)James Sr and Joyce

Jim Babka (born 1968) is a writer, activist, former radio talk-show host, and president of the Downsize DC Foundation.

Early life and education[edit]

Babka was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1968 to James Sr. and Joyce Babka. He was raised in Twinsburg Ohio. His mother died in a car accident in May 1978. He attended the University of Akron[1][self-published source?] where he majored in political science and minored in business management.

Professional activist[edit]

Babka was the press secretary for Libertarian Party presidential candidate Harry Browne in 2000.[2] He also worked as a paid consultant for Libertarian Bill Redpath in his run for Virginia Governor in 2001.

Babka was named the President of RealCampaignReform.org, a project to oppose the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform, which ultimately passed as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. Immediately, Babka went to work with his attorneys to organize a group of plaintiffs to challenge the law. Congressman Ron Paul was the lead plaintiff, making their case, Paul v. FEC.[3] RealCampaignReform.org was joined by Gun Owners of America, Citizens United, Massachusetts candidates Carla Howell and Michael Cloud, and others.

Babka wrote a column published at WorldNetDaily called, "The Deliciously Absurd Plan of the NRA," and was invited on to National Public Radio to talk about it.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Linked-In bio of Jim Babka http://www.linkedin.com/pub/3/ba8/359
  2. ^ "Nader Skips Toward Federal Funding". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "washingtonpost.com". Washingtonpost.findlaw.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Right to Air Arms Transcript". On The Media. December 13, 2003. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2013.

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