Tuesday, July 26, 2016

National Sierra Club: What is the TPP? (Trans-Pacific Partnership)



What is the TPP? (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
NationalSierraClub
Published on Jun 9, 2015
http://www.sierraclub.org/TPP The TPP isn't just another pesky acronym, it's a whole lot worse. In less than two minutes, this video explains the dangers a massive trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership would have on our ability to tackle the climate crisis. Watch, share, and take action to demand fair trade, not toxic trade. Subscribe for more from Sierra Club: http://smarturl.it

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Sierra Club
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Sierra Club, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Aspen Institute (think tank).

Note: NRA clashes with Sierra Club
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2004
The president of the National Rifle Association warned a convention of outdoor writers last month that it shouldn't be seduced by environmental organizations, such as the Sierra Club, which promise to protect hunting habitat but actually are scheming to ban guns.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, Jonathan Soros’s father, the founder of the Soros Fund Management, was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank), the Harlem Children's Zone, the Economic Policy Institute, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the New America Foundation.
Michael R. Bloomberg was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, is the founder of the Independence USA PAC, a co-chair for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the founder of Everytown for Gun Safety, and the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Independence USA PAC is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns, and a national partner with America Votes.
Sierra Club is a national partner with America Votes.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a national partner with America Votes.
Cecile Richards was the founder & president for America Votes, is the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and married to Kirk Adams.
Kirk Adams is married to Cecile Richards, and an international EVP for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a national partner with America Votes.
Mary Kay Henry is the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and a director at the Economic Policy Institute.
Larry Cohen is a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and a director at the BlueGreen Alliance.
Leo W. Gerard is a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and a co-chair for the BlueGreen Alliance.
Michael Brune is a co-chair for the BlueGreen Alliance, and an executive director for the Sierra Club.
Carl Pope was a co-chair for the BlueGreen Alliance, an executive director for the Sierra Club, and a director at the Apollo Alliance.
Robert Redford was a director at the Apollo Alliance, and is a trustee at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Natural Resources Defense Council is a partner with the Reality Coalition.
Sierra Club is a partner with the Reality Coalition.
Wendy Schmidt is a trustee at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the president & co-founder for the Schmidt Family Foundation.
Schmidt Family Foundation was a funder for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Working Group, and the
New America Foundation.
Eric E. Schmidt is a co-founder for the Schmidt Family Foundation, the chairman of the New America Foundation, was a funder for the New America Foundation, and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Jonathan Soros is a director at the New America Foundation, George Soros’s son, and was the deputy chairman for the Soros Fund Management.
Robert A. Johnson was a managing director at the Soros Fund Management, and is a director at the Economic Policy Institute.
Larry Cohen is a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and a director at the BlueGreen Alliance.
Leo W. Gerard is a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and a co-chair for the BlueGreen Alliance.
Michael Brune is a co-chair for the BlueGreen Alliance, and an executive director for the Sierra Club.
Carl Pope was a co-chair for the BlueGreen Alliance, an executive director for the Sierra Club, and a director at the Apollo Alliance.
Robert Redford was a director at the Apollo Alliance, and is a trustee at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Natural Resources Defense Council is a partner with the Reality Coalition.
Sierra Club is a partner with the Reality Coalition.
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Sierra Club, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Aspen Institute (think tank).
CleanSkies.tv Network is a peer group programmer for the Sierra Club, and the Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
Paul Pelosi is an investor in the Clean Energy Fuels Corp., and married to Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi is an investor in the Clean Energy Fuels Corp., married to Paul Pelosi, the minority leader for the U.S. House of Representatives, and Cecile Richards was her deputy chief of staff.
Cecile Richards was Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, the founder & president for America Votes, a grant overseer for the Turner Foundation, is the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and married to Kirk Adams.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a national partner with America Votes.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is a national partner with America Votes, and a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Sierra Club is a national partner with America Votes.
Laura Turner Seydel is a trustee at the Turner Foundation, and a board member for the Environmental Working Group.
Schmidt Family Foundation was a funder for the Environmental Working Group, the Sierra Club, the New America Foundation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Wendy Schmidt is the president & co-founder for the Schmidt Family Foundation, and a trustee at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Natural Resources Defense Council is a partner with the Reality Coalition.
Sierra Club is a partner with the Reality Coalition.
Reality Coalition opposes coal use in the Clean coal debate.
Bernie Sanders – TPP: A Raw Deal for America
Published on Jun 25, 2015
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers an impassioned speech on the disastrous consequences of neoliberal trade agreements and urges rejection of fast track authority (TPA) and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Does Leaked Spreadsheet Show Donald Trump And Family Receiving Payments From DNC



Does Leaked Spreadsheet Show Donald Trump And Family Receiving Payments From DNC
Progressive Party News
The DNC is going to be having a hard time explaining this one, how did Donald J. Trump and his son, Trump Jr., end up on a DNC spreadsheet of expenses?
This file was downloaded from Wikileaks and is available here for you to examine for yourself (https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/fileid/10880/5421).  If you go to the properties section of the spreadsheet you will see it was created “05/21/2016, 02:48:09, Miller, Lindsey”.  Lindsey Miller is a representative of the DNC and keeps spreadsheets of fundraising and expenditures for them.  Her name is very prevalent when searching the leaked DNC documents.

The expenses range from payment for office supplies to travel expenses for Trump Jr.

Progressive Party News reached out to Lindsey Miller, MillerL@dnc.org, and asked her to explain why why Donald Trumps name appears so many times. We are holding our breath and waiting on a response.

—-Update—-

So I am getting several reports that state that the xls spreadsheet from wikileaks, https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/fileid/10880/5421, is just from the FEC about Donald Trumps expenses.

My question is why is it so detailed? This is not something parties share. They may have to report what they spent to the FEC, but I find it hard to believe that the other party can see such detailed information like that “x dollars was spent for a rental car”. If there was a discrepancy that would be for the FEC to take action on not the other party.

Also why did the DNC name the file so poorly? It is a horrible naming convention “Trump May 2016.xlsx”, it should be FEC_Report_Trump_May_2016.xlsx so they can identify it. The properties should have been filled out and they are not.

In addition if it was an FEC file it would say FECfile in the header of the spreadsheet. Check it out for yourself http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/efile_search.shtml and it would not contain this much detailed information. This is not an FEC download.

There is something really fishy here.

Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Donald F. McGahn II was the chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC), is a lawyer for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, and a partner at Jones Day.

Note: Donald Trump is the candidate for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, a Jones Day client, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Center for International Policy.  
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, a co-chair, national finance council for the Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary), and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.  
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank), the Urban Institute (think tank), and the Center for International Policy.
Frederick M. Baron was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and a trustee at the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Smith Bagley was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and a finance vice chair for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Elizabeth Frawley Bagley was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and a national advisory board chair for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Andrew Tobias was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and is the treasurer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Lynn Cutler was the vice chair for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and a deputy assistant to the president for the William J. Clinton administration.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first lady for the William J. Clinton administration, a director at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and is the candidate for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign.
Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary) supported the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign.
Karen Finney is the communications adviser for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and was the communications director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
William J. Clinton is an adviser for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, the founder of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, was the president for the William J. Clinton administration, and Jeffrey A. Forbes was his deputy assistant to the president.
Jeffrey A. Forbes was William J. Clinton’s deputy assistant to the president, and the chief of strategy for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Tim Kaine was a chairman for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), a co-chair for the Catholic advisory committee to 2008 Obama campaign, and is the vice presidential candidate for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign.
Kathleen Sebelius was a co-chair for the Catholic advisory committee to 2008 Obama campaign, and her counselor at HHS was Dora Hughes.
Dora Hughes was Kathleen Sebelius’s counselor at HHS, and is a senior policy adviser Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP, and is the president of the Barack Obama administration.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the vice president for the Barack Obama administration, and William Oldaker was his fundraiser.
William Oldaker was a fundraiser for Joseph R. Biden Jr., and a general counsel for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.     
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013       
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).        
Trevor Potter was a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Susan E. Tifft was a press secretary for the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and a public affairs director for the Urban Institute (think tank).
Donald F. McGahn II was a chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC), is a partner at Jones Day, and a lawyer for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Donald Trump is a Jones Day client, the candidate for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Robert Lenhard was a chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP.
Eric H. Holder Jr. is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP.
Covington & Burling LLP was the lobby firm for the Center for International Policy.
Darcy Burner is a director at the Center for International Policy, an executive director at ProgressCongress.org, an executive director at the Progressive Congress Action Fund, and was a director at ActBlue.
ActBlue raises funds online for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Andrew Tobias is the treasurer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Donald Trump was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, is a Jones Day client, the candidate for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Donald F. McGahn II is a partner at Jones Day, a lawyer for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, and was a chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).