The PAC's founder and president is Petoskey's Mary Lou Tanton, wife of noted white supremacist John Tanton. John Tanton is at the front of the anti-immigration movement and has been labeled a right wing extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mary Lou Tanton has previously worked with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is labeled a hate group by the SPLC. One of the group’s main goals is limiting "immigration mostly to northern Europeans," the SPLC states on its site.
John Tanton is FAIR's founder, and through the years he has said things like, "As whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?" and “I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that,” according to the SPLC.
Beyond that, he warned of the "Latin onslaught" and hung with eugenicists.
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