The following is a multi-part series on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
- Read Part I (Hypocrisy)
- Read Part II (People)
For part III in this series, we follow the money. It is in a dossier format and submitted without comment, save for saying that this organization is a financial monster.
HRC has three branches:
HRC Foundation, HRC lobbying, and HRC Political Action Committee.
Corporate Sponsors include, but are not limited to:
American Airlines, Apple Inc., Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance, Target, Bank of America, Citi Bank, Lexus, Google, Hyatt, Nike, Tylenol, BP, Dell, Hershey’s, IBM, Macy’s Inc., Metlife, Shell and Starbucks.
The 2nd Vote app notes some of these same companies in their long and extensive list of gay marriage supporters. You may need to create an account to view the list.
George Soros’ Tides Foundation has been noted as supplying funding, per Discover The Networks:
HRC has received financial support from the Ford Foundation, George Soros‘s Open Society Institute ($200,000 in 2008), and theTides Foundation.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation ( via Propublica Profile)
1640 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3200 TAX-EXEMPT SINCE JAN. 1987
Their latest filing (2014) shows revenue intake of $13,779,741.
Human Rights Campaign Inc. (via Propublic Profile)
1640 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3200 TAX-EXEMPT SINCE MAR. 1991
Their latest filing (2014) shows revenue intake of $38,538,422
The combined total for 2014 of these to arms of HRC was $52,318,163.
The following information comes from OpenSecrets.org.
This outside spending group does disclose its donors to the FEC, but no non-generic donors/employers have been identified that have contributed more than $1000. Donations from affiliated organizations are excluded when calculating the top donors.
- Total spent: $1,168,809
- By party: Democrats: $1,044,830 (89%), Republicans: $66,203 (6%)
- $1,085,808 came from PACS, $21,225 from Individuals, $40,000 soft organizations.
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte was the top recipient at $30,000.
- Contributions to candidates: $928,072
- Contributions to Leadership PACs: $43,500
- Contributions to parties: $135,461
- Contributions to 527 committees: $21,575
- Contributions to outside spending groups: $40,000
- The total of contributions to candidates from Human Rights Campaign PACs ($906,097) is 43 times larger than contributions from individuals ($20,975 )
- 13 out of 24 Human Rights Campaign lobbyists in 2013-2014 have previously held government jobs
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