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Earlier today, the Center for American Progress provided the Huffington Post with a list of all of its corporate donors. Ken Silverstein, a fellow at Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, wrote on CAP's corporate funding in two excellent articles for the Nation earlier this year (See here and here) and then later for the Baffler. CAP's 10th anniversary conference notably received funding from Walmart and AT&T. The issue of corporate sponsorship of think tanks has gotten more traffic over the past few weeks. Elizabeth Warren wrote to the CEOs of the largest banks in the U.S., urging them to disclose their donations. And with John Podesta joining the administration, CAP was facing more pressure to release the information of its donors.
So here's the list:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Albright Stonebridge Group
American Beverage Association
American Iron and Steel Institute
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Blue Engine Message & Media
Blue Shield of California
BMW of North America
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
The Coca-Cola Company
CVS Caremark Inc.
DeVry Education Group
Dewey Square Group
Downey, McGrath Group, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
The Glover Park Group LLC
Health Care Service Corporation
The Ickes and Enright Group
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO)
Tata Sons Limited
Time Warner Inc.
Toyota Motor North America
At least as of 2011, six of these were members of ALEC: AT&T, Bank of America,Eli Lilly and Company, Microsoft Corporation, Time Warner, and Visa.