Featured Image
 Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

(LifeSiteNews) — Action for Democracy is a USA-based NGO reportedly trying to influence elections around the world in an attempt to “save democracy.” An investigative piece by the Hungarian news outlet Index reveals that the American organization gave a left-wing opponent of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán 1.8 billion forints (4.09 million USD). 

According to Index, Péter Márki-Zay, the former left-wing candidate who lost against Orbán in Hungary’s most recent election, said that his campaign organization “MMM” received the generous $4 million donation from Action for Democracy. 

Index details connections between members of Action for Democracy and the U.S. security state, investment banks, and prominent academic institutions, many of them funded by, among others, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, like the Council on Foreign Affairs and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). 

So, what does Action for Democracy stand for exactly? Well, they seem to be very concerned about elections around the globe that may not go their way and would, therefore, “threaten democracy.” 

Naturally, the countries that these noble fighters for democracy are most concerned about are not China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, or even Russia.  

Instead, they name five “key battlegrounds” on their website where they think “democracy is most threatened”: Italy, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey. 

READ: EU’s sanctions against conservative Hungary, Poland forgotten in midst of actions against Russia

— Article continues below Petition —
Stand with Mark Houck, a pro-life Catholic dad of 7 raided by Joe Biden's FBI
  Show Petition Text
8439 have signed the petition.
Let's get to 9000!
Thank you for signing this petition!
Add your signature:
  Show Petition Text
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.

UPDATE (01/30/23): Mark Houck has been AQUITTED on both charges!

Thanks be to God LifeSiteNews can report that Mark Houck has been found "Not Guilty" on all counts today. 

In a statement to LifeSiteNews, Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania spokeswoman and Houck family friend Ashley Garecht said “We rejoice and celebrate that Mark Houck has been found not guilty on all counts.”

“This case was always about a father’s right to protect his son, and never had anything to do with the FACE act,” she said. “We are grateful to the judge for his integrity, and to the jurors for their thoughtful deliberations. We are grateful to Mark’s attorneys who labored so diligently in his defense. And we are grateful for all of those who surrounded and supported Mark and his family in prayer through this challenging ordeal.”

“Most of all we praise and thank God for his protection and provision,” Garecht added. “To Him be all the glory.”

The Thomas More Society is set to hold a press conference today on the 6th street side of the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Monday’s verdict came after a tense weekend wait following a deadlocked jury on Friday.

Several hours into Monday’s deliberations after the jury reconvened,  an alternate was chosen to replace one of the jurors. Just before 3:00 p.m. EST, the jury delivered its verdict, acquitting Houck on both charges.


Mark Houck, a pro-life Catholic father of 7, became the latest victim of an FBI raid and arrest on the morning of Friday September 23 — for supposed “FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act” violations — at his rural home as his children looked on “screaming.” 

The arrest and raid stems from an altercation with a Planned Parenthood worker.

According to Mark’s wife Ryan-Marie, a “pro-abortion protester” would verbally harrass Mark's 12-year old son — hurling vulgar and derogatory statements. 

When the protestor encroached in the boy's space, Mark defended his son. At that point, “Mark shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back,” Ryan-Marie recounts.

The protestor was not injured, but he tried to sue Mark Houck for the assault but his case was thrown out of court in the early summer. 


It's vital to stand in solidarity with a pro-family and pro-life man being unjustly persecuted - please SIGN & SHARE our message of support now.

If convicted, Houck faces up to a maximum of 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and fines of up to $350,000, according to the Justice Department. 

Additional conservative pro-life leaders have weighed in — this is why we need your support ASAP. 

“Just in the last few days we’ve seen some pretty glaring examples of what appear to be instances of DOJ [Department of Justice] overreach. You’ve got a Catholic father of seven who formed a group designed to encourage young men to be faithful to their commitments, arrested in front of his seven children just recently. You’ve got all these instances of overreach. It’s deeply concerning to us all. These are all things we’re gonna be looking into.”  — US Senator Mike Lee

Tell the Houck family that you stand by them!

SIGN: We stand with pro-life Catholic dad of 7 raided by Biden’s FBI 

Please share this petition widely. Let's stand in solidarity with Mark Houck and his family. 

Thank you. 

  Hide Petition Text

Their concern, of course, is that these supposedly evil right-wingers, like Orbán or Giorgia Meloni of Italy, whom they say are “echoing Nazi rhetoric,” may win an election in their respective countries. 

Since they reportedly donated over 4 million dollars to a left-wing candidate in Hungary (which is a large amount by Hungarian election standards, by the way), it is not crazy to assume that Action for Democracy may also be pumping money into campaigns in other countries. 

One of the testimonies from a citizen in Brazil that they chose to highlight on their website reads: 

Through several means he [President Jair Bolsonaro] already has tried to undermine the separation between legislative, judiciary and executive, while also trying to kill the secular state by embedding evangelical leaders in strategic positions in the system. It’s crazy! 

What? Christians in important political offices? That’s clearly the end of democracy! 

About Italy, the NGO writes that the country faces “an imminent threat from far-right forces that could set the country back on fundamental issues such as civil and women’s rights.” 

“Women’s rights” is, of course, code for access to legal abortion. And obviously you have democracy only if you are allowed to kill your own child. 

On the subject of Hungary, Action for Democracy writes: 

In 2022, with the ruling party again winning a supermajority in an election that was still free but not fair [sic]. In the wake of his win, Orbán’s ultra nationalist tone started to echo Nazi rhetoric, while his government continues to erode democratic norms, rally against LGBTQ and other vulnerable groups, and undermine the European Union from within. He is also close ally [sic] of Donald Trump and a growing influence on America’s far-right.

The election was “free but not fair.” Of course, it could not possibly have been fair since the left-wing candidate lost. Just like when Trump only won the presidential election in 2016 because of “Russian interference”. 

Jokes aside, these quotes highlight exactly what the left means when they want to “defend democracy.” They want to defend countries from Christians and other conservatives who hold views contradicting the left-wing, globalist hegemony. 

This view is held not only by Action for Democracy but by the majority of liberal and left-wing politicians and mainstream media outlets in the West. 

Ironically, Action for Democracy and other globalist organizations are attempting to influence elections by funding candidates all around the world to push their agenda. They undermine democracy and do the exact thing that they are accusing their opponents of doing. 

 “Destroying democracy to save it” should be their motto. 

Featured Image

Andreas Wailzer is an Austrian journalist based in Vienna writing for LifeSiteNews. He studied business and economics in Vienna and Vancouver, Canada. In 2022, he left his job in the corporate world to work full-time in the field of Catholic journalism and advocacy, first at the St. Boniface Institute in Vienna and now at LifeSiteNews.

Andreas loves to write about politics, economics, and everything related to the Catholic faith. His work has been published in English and German in multiple media outlets, including Die Tagespost, Wochenblick, Corrigenda, and LifeSiteNews.

You can follow Andreas on Twitter.