UNDUE INFLUENCE

Public Citizen
Ralph Nader groups

Undue Influence by Ron Arnold

Public Citizen, Inc., a 501(c)(4) lobbying organization
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc., the companion 501(c)(3) group

1600 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
http://www.citizen.org

Telephone: 202-588-1000
EMail:
slittle@citizen.org

Also operates under assumed names:

  • Critical Mass Energy Project

  • Congress Watch

  • Global Trade Watch

Public Citizen, Inc. Income 1996: $7,520,511
Assets: $5,709,430
Public Citizen, Inc. EIN: 23-7104508
Founded 1971
Exempt since June 1972

Foundation EIN 52-1263996
Founded 1982
Exempt since June 1992

Foundation Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2000

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $7,926,930
Government Grants $0
Program Services $308,534
Investments $277,096
Special Events $0
Sales $461,392
Other $153,061
 
Program Services $5,573,936
Administration $340,118
Other $502,538
Total Expenditures $6,416,592
Total Revenue $9,127,013   NET GAIN/LOSS $2,710,421
 
Shared Board of Directors, Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.
Robert C. Fellmeth, Chair Anthony Mazzocchi, Secretary
Jim Hightower, Treasurer Joan B. Claybrook
Lisa A. Blue Joseph W. Cotchett

Global Trade Watch: Michael Francis Dolan, western director. Key man in organizing the 1999 Seattle WTO protests. Originally trained by the United Farm Workers, he was field director for the California Democratic Party and Rock the Vote, which registered millions of young voters for the 1992 presidential campaign. On assignment from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Dolan did "the field" for congressional candidates David Wu in Portland, Ore., and Dan Williams in Idaho, but he broke ranks to work on the winning campaign of Los Angeles's Republican mayor, Richard Riordan. Dolan signed up with Nader's anti-free-trade effort in 1995. It's lasted longer than any other job he's had. It was from his war room on Capitol Hill, much of it financed with union money, that the successful campaign was waged against giving President Clinton authority to negotiate new trade treaties on a "fast track" basis.

Public Citizen Foundation 20 most recent of 81 total grants listed.

Foundation Name: Surdna Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For national campaign to promote benefits of community choice, policy mechanism that enables consumers to gain enough market power to leverage lower electricity rates and to incorporate preference for renewable energy in their community's power procurement procedures
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2001
 

Foundation Name: The Florence and John Schumann Foundation
Abstract: For continued support for Public Citizen Congress Watch investigative research program
Amount: $75,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Foundation State:
CA     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For Global Trade Watch
Amount: $30,500             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: The Florence and John Schumann Foundation
Foundation State: NJ     Geographic Focus: N (National)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For full-time investigative reporter to research and write on nexus between special interest political contributions and outcome of major domestic policy debates
Amount: $42,000             Year Authorized: 1999
 

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Foundation State: NY     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For efforts to monitor, make transparent, and reform global standard setting
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 2000
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: The Ford Foundation
Foundation State:
NY     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: Continued Support For Global Trade Watch Harmonization Project, Which Conducts Monitoring And Public Education On Impact Of International Trade And Regulatory Harmonization Efforts
Amount: $450,000             Year Authorized: 2000
Duration: 3-year grant

Foundation Name: The Joyce Foundation
Foundation State: IL     Geographic Focus: N (National)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For continued support to investigate special interest campaign contributions
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Peninsula Community Foundation
Foundation State: CA     Geographic Focus: CA
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For General Support
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Energy Foundation
Foundation State:
CA     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen , Texas , Austin , TX
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For global warming solutions in Texas through educational outreach to local media, business leaders, and policy makers
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Energy Foundation
Foundation State: CA     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For Buildings and Appliances for the Future, project that will help ensure that Texas adopts energy code for new homes and commercial buildings that develops incentives for replacing aging and inefficient appliances, such as air conditioners
Amount: $26,700             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Surdna Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For continued support for national campaign to promote choice, policy mechanism that enables consumers to gain enough market power to leverage lower electricity rates and to incorporate preference for renewable energy in community's power procurement procedures
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Foundation State:
NY     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For legal project to challenge judicial campaign financing system in Texas
Amount: $25,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Deer Creek Foundation
Abstract: For research and public education on inadequacies of Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act and grassroots astroturf lobbying - TV, radio and newspaper ads paid for by corporations and other powerful special interests - seeking to persuade public to press swing legislators to support legislation which will inure to benefit of those special interests
Amount: $25,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Deer Creek Foundation
Foundation State: MO     Geographic Focus: N (National)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: To educate public about effectiveness of existing public health, environmental, and public safety regulations
Amount: $35,000             Year Authorized: 1999
 

Foundation Name: The Educational Foundation of America
Abstract: For Stop the Bailout and Pull the Plug On Pollution Campaign
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1998
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: Energy Foundation
Foundation State:
CA     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: To develop clean energy policy strategy for Texas
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Energy Foundation
Foundation State: CA     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: To continue campaign to clean up or retire dirty power plants and replace them with energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean energy options, educating media and policymakers, organizing citizens and participating in rulemakings by working through Texas Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED)
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: Surdna Foundation, Inc.
Foundation State: NY     Geographic Focus: N (National)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For national campaign in partnership with Cape and Islands Self-Reliance Corporation to educate environmental groups, consumer groups and municipal officials about environmental and consumer problems anticipated from utility deregulation, and to promote benefits of community choice as policy mechanism to enable consumers to gain enough market power to leverage lower rates and require environmentally friendly electricity
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999
 

Foundation Name: The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc.
Foundation State:
NY     Geographic Focus: I (International)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: The Joyce Foundation
Foundation State: IL     Geographic Focus: N (National)
Recipient: Public Citizen Foundation , DC
Recipient Type: Consumer protection (W90)
Abstract: For series of reports highlighting nexus between special interest contributions and outcome of major domestic policy debates
Amount: $40,000             Year Authorized: 1999

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