World
Eric Zuesse
December 22, 2020
© Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Some of the top owners of America’s President-Elect Joe Biden are entirely secret because a corrupt U.S. Supreme Court, in the infamous 2010 Citizens United case, encouraged not only corruption but corruption that’s entirely secret or “dark money.” However, most of the individuals who purchased Biden to become the U.S. President did so under the previously existing laws, which require public reporting of their donations.

Here, then, are the top ten publicly known donors to the Biden campaign, but these are all via some sort of Political Action Committee or PAC, and therefore most are in conjunction with other billionaires and centi-millionaires, instead of entirely solo donations:

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https://www.opensecrets.org/2020-presidential-race/joe-biden/contributors?id=N00001669

Top Contributors, federal election data for Joe Biden, 2020 cycle

totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Contributor      Total

Bloomberg LP [Michael Bloomberg] $56,796,137

Future Forward USA [largely Dustin Moskowitz] $29,917,229

Priorities USA/Priorities USA Action [Hillary backers] $25,841,199

Asana  [Moskowitz & Rosenstein] $21,937,902

Sixteen Thirty Fund [dark money] $19,874,655

Democracy PAC [George Soros] $19,000,000

Senate Majority PAC [Democratic billionaires] $12,371,874

American Bridge 21st Century [largely Soros] $10,260,573

Paloma Partners [Donald Sussman] $9,016,248

Euclidean Capital [James Simons] $7,006,805

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The 11th-largest (which will now be shown) happens to be not Democratic billionaires but Republican billionaires. However, Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican Mayor of NYC, was Biden’s largest donor, and therefore could also be considered to be a Republican donor to Biden’s campaign.

Defending Democracy Together [Republican billionaires] $6,776,862

In other words: the distinction between Republican billionaires and Democratic billionaires is no longer quite clear. Although the manicured PR for each of the two major Parties accentuates the ideological differences between the two, those differences have greatly decreased, except that on the U.S. Supreme Court the Republican ‘Justices’ are far-right (extremist conservatives) whereas the Democratic ‘Justices’ are centrist (liberals). None are, at all, progressives. Progressives don’t exist on that Court. The numbers and natures of that Court’s unanimous decisions make clear that no leftist jurist (progressive or otherwise) sits there. Whereas some billionaires are centrist and others are far-right, none are any sort of leftist. Nor does any leftist candidate for national political office receive any donation from any billionaire but only from poor and middle-class donors. Both of America’s Parties represent mainly the interests of billionaires, and this has been documented in the only scientific studies that have been done of the subject. America is an aristocracy not a democracy.

In addition to those and other donations that were made either entirely or mainly by particular billionaires, Biden’s campaign utilized “bundlers,” or well-connected wealthy individuals who invited other well-connected wealthy individuals to their private fund-raising parties for Biden’s campaign; and the list that the Biden campaign assembled of all its bundlers who raised at least $100,000 for the campaign will be presented here. However, first will be noted the hostile reader-comments reactions when the early version of this list — which then was of bundlers who had raised at least $25,000 for the campaign — was made public at the Democratic Party website which is written and run by Taegan Goddard, “Political Wire,” which headlined on 27 December 2019, prior even to the earliest of all the state primaries and caucuses, “Biden Discloses His Bundlers”, and the 36 reader-comments there were overwhelmingly hostile, such as “Gee Taegan, could you make it seem any more suspicious and improper?” Those readers were angry that a Democratic Party news-site would publish an indication that their Party utilizes the same corrupt practices that the Republican billionaires’ Party does. They weren’t grateful for the non-partisan information they had just received, but wanted it not to have been made public. No other news-site did publish it — only Goddard’s site did. And, when, at the end of all of the campaigns the Biden organization issued its legally obligatory final financial reports, on 1 November 2020, neither Goddard nor any other news-site published it: “Once burned, twice shy,” and Goddard didn’t want to get “burned” again.

 

So, here is that final list, of the 902 Biden bundlers who raised over $100,000 each for him — totaling at least $902,000,000 for him — (which list has never before been published, except at its source):

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https://joebiden.com/asmfr200830jkl/#

https://archive.is/AIq8S

“VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISERS” [listed on 1 November 2020]

The following individuals have raised at least $100,000 for our campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees:

Name  City, State

Daniel Abbasi Riverside, CT

Jamal Abdi      Arlington, VA

Kevin Abel      Atlanta, GA

Joyce A. Aboussie     Saint Louis, MO

Alyson L. Abramowitz            Sunnyvale, CA

Thomas Abt    Cambridge, MA

Jerry Acker    Huntington Woods, MI

Karen R. Adler           New York, NY

Matthew L. Adler        Miami Beach, FL

Michael M. Adler        Coral Gables, FL

Sara & Robert Adler   Washington, DC

Ijaz Ahmad      Old Westbury, NY

Matthew Aks  Washington, DC

David Alberga La Jolla, CA

Andrew Albertson      Washington, DC

John D. Aldock          Bethesda, MD

Valerie Alexander       Chicago, IL

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks          Upper Marlboro, MD

Roger C. Altman        New York, NY

Wa’el Alzayat             Washington, DC

Joyce Amico  Aspen, CO

Hady Amr       Arlington, VA

Jennifer Anderson      Los Angeles, CA

Robert Mailer Anderson         San Francisco, CA

Philip Angelides          Sacramento, CA

Mark Angelson           New York, NY

Paulette Aniskoff        Washington, DC

Mark Arabo     San Diego, CA

Robert Arbour Los Angeles, CA

Joe Asher       Las Vegas, NV

Sen. Toni Atkins         San Diego, CA

Scott Atlas      Houston, TX

Magalie & Jean-Philippe Austin         New York, NY

Amb. Nicole Avant     Encino, CA

Felice Axelrod            New York, NY

Kenneth Baer Bethesda, MD

Amb. Elizabeth Bagley           Washington, DC

Bela Bajaria    Studio City, CA

Laura Day & Frank Baker     New York, NY

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Madison, WI

John Ballon     Glendale, CA

Marcia Balonick         Highland Park, IL

Amy Banse     Philadelphia, PA

Amb. Robert C. Barber          Cambridge, MA

Brice & Houston Barnes        Tallahassee, FL

Judith Barnett Washington, DC

Roger Barnett West Palm Beach, FL

Lisa Blue Baron          Dallas, TX

Mayor Tom Barrett     Milwaukee, WI

Natalie & Brett Barth  Garden City, NY

Amb. Matthew Barzun           Louisville, KY

Jeremy Bash  Chevy Chase, MD

Amb. Denise Bauer    Belvedere, CA

Jonathan Baum          Mission Hills, KS

Rep. Joyce Beatty     Blacklick, OH

Attorney General Xavier Becerra      Los Angeles, CA

Amb. Colleen Bell       Los Angeles, CA

Sen. Michael F. Bennet         Denver, CO

Mitchell W. Berger      Ft Lauderdale, FL

Jim Berman    New York, NY

Joshua Berman          Chevy Chase, MD

Andi Bernstein            Pasadena, CA

Hildy Kuryk & Jarrod Bernstein        Brooklyn, NY

Peter J. Beshar          Rye, NY

Megan C. Beyer         Alexandria, VA

Shailen Bhatt  Washington, DC

Ajay Bhutoria  Fremont, CA

Jeffrey P. Bialos         Mc Lean, VA

Elisa & Robert Bildner           Livingston, NJ

Eryn Bingle     Riverside, CT

Adam Blackwell         Washington, DC

Janet A. Blanchard    Beverly Hills, MI

Lisa & Jeff Blau          New York, NY

Amb. Jeffrey Bleich    Piedmont, CA

Amb. Alan Blinken      Ketchum, ID

Leslie Bluhm   Chicago, IL

Neil Bluhm      Chicago, IL

Sen. Dianne Feinstein & Richard C. Blum    San Francisco, CA

Matthew Blumenthal   Stamford, CT

Michael Blumenthal    Nashville, TN

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester    Wilmington, DE

Elan Blutinger Washington, DC

Dayna Bochco           Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Boies      New York, NY

Amb. Amy Bondurant Key West, FL

Mary Pat Bonner        Washington, DC

Carol N. Bonnie          San Francisco, CA

Rob Bonta      Alameda, CA

Sen. Cory Booker      Newark, NJ

Ahmed Boomrod        Dearborn, MI

Paul Boskind  New York, NY

Beverly Bove  Wilmington, DE

Crandall & Erskine Bowles    Charlotte, NC

Jill Louis & Randy Bowman   Dallas, TX

Bob Brady      Wilmington, DE

Peter Bragdon            Portland, OR

Jake Braun     Chicago, IL

Bob Satawake & Amb. Wally Brewster        Dallas, TX

William J. Brodsky     Chicago, IL

Rep. Anthony G. Brown        Bowie, MD

Jordan C. Brown        Los Angeles, CA

Gov. Kate Brown       Portland, OR

Kristin Brown  Arlington, VA

Sam Brown     Silver Spring, MD

Sam Brown     Basalt, CO

Russell Budd  Dallas, TX

Lauren Budding          Brookline, MA

Susie Tompkins Buell            San Francisco, CA

Jules Buenabenta      San Marino, CA

Susie Buffett   Omaha, NE

Molly Buford   Washington, DC

Doug Bunch   Washington, DC

Ronald Burd   Bala Cynwyd, PA

Jonathan Burgstone   San Francisco, CA

Ebs Burnough            London, London

Sean Burton   Los Angeles, CA

Mayor Pete Buttigieg  South Bend, IN

Bradley Butwin           Old Westbury, NY

Brook Byers   Menlo Park, CA

Owen Byrd     Palo Alto, CA

Andrew C. Byrnes     Redwood City, CA

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz     Middletown, CT

Sonya & Tom Campion         Seattle, WA

Trisha Cardoso          Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Carnahan     Saint Louis, MO

James Carney           Washington, DC

Lea Carpenter            New York, NY

Martha & Sen. Tom Carper   Wilmington, DE

Leonard Carr  West Orange, NJ

Michael Carusi           Palo Alto, CA

Sen. Bob Casey         Scranton, PA

Yolanda Cash Jackson         Hialeah, FL

Eric Casher    Albany, CA

Timothy Ceis  Seattle, WA

Ann Mei Chang          Washington, DC

James S. Chanos      New York, NY

Swadesh Chatterjee  Cary, NC

Mike Cherry    Chicago, IL

Richard A. Chesley    Chicago, IL

Mark Chorazak          New York, NY

Rep. Judy Chu           Los Angeles, CA

Robert Clark   Saint Louis, MO

Robert A. Clifford       Chicago, IL

David G. Clunie          New York, NY

Regina Montoya & Paul Coggins      Dallas, TX

Andrew Cohen           Los Altos, CA

Bruce Cohen  New York, NY

David Cohen  Chevy Chase, MD

David Cohen  Philadelphia, PA

Jason S. Cohen         Saint Louis, MO

Phyllis Cohen Houston, TX

Sen. Dick Cohen        Saint Paul, MN

Isobel Coleman          Locust Valley, NY

Michael Coleman       Columbus, OH

Conway Collis            Pasadena, CA

Josh Connolly            Washington, DC

John M. Connors, Jr. Boston, MA

Ron Conway  San Francisco, CA

Sen. Chris Coons      Wilmington, DE

Jeffrey Coopersmith  Seattle, WA

John Cordisco            Newtown, PA

Michael Smith & Amb. James Costos          Santa Monica, CA

Jackson Cox  Johnson City, TN

Morgan Cox    Dallas, TX

Stephen Cozen          Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Grasseschi & Tony Crabb  Healdsburg, CA

Eric Cramer    Philadelphia, PA

Sheila Creal    Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Claire Cronin     North Easton, MA

Daniel Cruise  New York, NY

John Crumpler           Durham, NC

Rep. Henry Cuellar    Laredo, TX

David Culver  Washington, DC

Nelson Cunningham  Washington, DC

Brooks Cutter West Sacramento, CA

Ryan Cwach  Yankton, SD

Gary Czaplewski       Fox Point, WI

Fatema Dahodwala    Andover, MA

Bartholomew J. Dalton          Wilmington, DE

Margaret & Sec. John Dalton            Washington, DC

Lee Daniels    Los Angeles, CA

Rep. Sharice Davids  Roeland Park, KS

Eric Dayton    Wayzata, MN

Rep. Deb Haaland     Albuquerque, NM

Carlos Del Toro          Alexandria, VA

April McLean Delaney & Rep. John Delaney           Potomac, MD

Kath Delaney  Kensington, CA

Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro           New Haven, CT

Anastasia Dellaccio   Washington, DC

Rep. Val Demings      Orlando, FL

Anita Denning Takoma Park, MD

Bill Derrough   Brooklyn, NY

Steve Dettelbach       Solon, OH

Rep. Ted Deutch        Boca Raton, FL

Rep. Debbie Dingell   Dearborn, MI

Evan Dobelle  Pittsfield, MA

John Doerr     San Carlos, CA

Sean Domnick           Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Amb. Eileen Donahoe            Portola Valley, CA

Michael Donatelli        Chicago, IL

Mark Donig     Atherton, CA

Sen. Joe Donnelly      Granger, IN

John Driscoll  Stamford, CT

Joy Drucker   Washington, DC

Sen. Tammy Duckworth        Chicago, IL

Patricia Duff    New York, NY

Shefali Razdan Duggal          San Francisco, CA

Mayor Mike Duggan   Detroit, MI

Sen. Dick Durbin        Springfield, IL

Fred DuVal     Phoenix, AZ

Pamela Eakes            Seattle, WA

Leni Eccles     Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Blair W. Effron            New York, NY

Paul Egermann          Weston, MA

Roger Ehrenberg       New York, NY

Kimberly Marteau Emerson & Amb. John Emerson            Beverly Hills, CA

Robert Epstein           Boston, MA

Joseph Eyer   Washington, DC

Marisa Faitelson         Buffalo, NY

Joseph L. Falk           Miami, FL

Sim Farar        Woodland Hills, CA

Mark Feierstein          Arlington, VA

Jonathan Feigelson    Bronx, NY

Henry Muñoz & Kyle Ferari-Muñoz   San Antonio, TX

Genine & Josh Fidler Naples, FL

Steven Fineman         New York, NY

Sam Fischer   Encino, CA

Jon Fisher      Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Andrew Fishman        Sag Harbor, NY

Paul Fishman Montclair, NJ

Michael Fleming         Los Angeles, CA

Wayne Flick   Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Michèle Flournoy           Bethesda, MD

Cynthia & Edsel Ford Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Chip Forrester            Nashville, TN

Rep. Bill Foster          Naperville, IL

David Fraga    Brooklyn, NY

Atticus Francken        Normal, IL

Amb. Meryl Frank      Highland Park, NJ

Sophie Lynn & David Frederick        McLean, VA

Vicky Free      Matthews, NC

Bill Freeman   Nashville, TN

Commissioner Nikki Fried     Tallahassee, FL

Anita Friedman           San Francisco, CA

Bart Friedman New York, NY

David L. Friedman      Boulder, CO

Vincent Frillici Washington, DC

Carol & Louis W. Frillman      Seattle, WA

Rep. Martin Frost       Alexandria, VA

Shanti A. Fry  Cambridge, MA

Glen S. Fukushima    Washington, DC

Amb. Edward Gabriel Washington, DC

Rep. Ruben Gallego  Phoenix, AZ

Lise Strickler & Mark Gallogly           New York, NY

Barbara Gamson       Houston, TX

Mayor Eric Garcetti    Los Angeles, CA

Amb. Tony Gardner   London, UK

Laetitia Garriott De Cayeux   Austin, TX

Kathleen Gasperine   Concord, MA

Victoria Gavito           Austin, TX

Susie & Michael Gelman       Chevy Chase, MD

Mike Gerber   Philadelphia, PA

Vanessa Getty           San Francisco, CA

Jim Gianopulos          Beverly Hills, CA

Amb. Gordon Giffin    Atlanta, GA

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie     Los Angeles, CA

Nancy & Amb. Mark Gilbert  Park City, UT

John Gile        Los Angeles, CA

Scott Miller & Tim Gill Denver, CO

Michael Gilmore         Spokane, WA

Merle & Barry Ginsburg         Stuart, FL

Libby & Amb. Mark Gitenstein          Seattle, WA

Catherine & Brent Gledhill     Chicago, IL

Robert J. Glovsky      Boston, MA

Daniel Goetzel            Bethesda, MD

Matt Gold        Bethesda, MD

Barbara Goldberg Goldman  Potomac, MD

Jill Goldman    Los Angeles, CA

John D. Goldman       Atherton, CA

Steven M. Goldman   New York, NY

Claire & Brian Goldsmith       Beverly Hills, CA

Russell Goldsmith      Beverly Hills, CA

Alicia Goldstein          New York, NY

Eric Goldstein Brooklyn, NY

Ehren Gonzales         Fenton, MI

Basil Gooden  Richmond, VA

Barry Goodman         Farmington Hills, MI

Bob Goodman            Mamaroneck, NY

Sherri Goodman         Washington, DC

Gail Gordon    Phoenix, AZ

Felice Gorordo           Coral Gables, FL

Barry Gosin    Bedford Corners, NY

Ilene Gotts      New York, NY

Jonathan Gray           New York, NY

Gabriele & Jonathan Greenwald       Mc Lean, VA

Rep. Jim Greenwood New Hope, PA

Chad Griffin    Los Angeles, CA

Kathleen Grillo            Arlington, VA

Jane Whitney & Lindsey Gruson      Washington, CT

Patrick Guarasci        Milwaukee, WI

Jeffrey Gural  New York, NY

Jeremiah F. Hallisey  San Francisco, CA

Nora Halpern  Bethesda, MD

James Halpert            Washington, DC

Amb. Pamela Hamamoto       Mill Valley, CA

Carol Hamilton           Beverly Hills, CA

William Hammack      New Orleans, LA

Taylor Hanex  New York, NY

Kari & Craig Hanson  Menlo Park, CA

Maria & Jeff Harleston           Los Angeles, CA

Deborah L. Harmon   Chevy Chase, MD

Hon. Richard Harpootlian      Columbia, SC

Peter Harrell   Atlanta, GA

Scott B. Harris           Marshall, VA

Amb. Jane Hartley     New York, NY

Evan Haymes            New York, NY

Andrew B. Hayward   San Francisco, CA

Tiffany & Alexander Heckler Miami Beach, FL

Melissa K. Hedden     Columbus, OH

Sen. Martin Heinrich  Albuquerque, NM

Caitlin Heising            Atherton, CA

Rebecca Heller          Piedmont, CA

Joyce Hendricks        Warren, NJ

Tom Hendrickson      Zebulon, NC

Jonathan Henes         New York, NY

Stephen Herrmann     Wilmington, DE

Vicki & Amb. Bruce Heyman Chicago, IL

Amb. Douglas Hickey            San Francisco, CA

Rep. Jim Himes         Cos Cob, CT

Galen Hines-Pierce   Houston, TX

Philip Hinkle    Washington, DC

Sen. Mazie Hirono      Honolulu, HI

Hon. Fred Hochberg  Miami Beach, FL

Michael Hochman      Chadds Ford, PA

Roger Hochschild      Winnetka, IL

Reid Hoffman San Francisco, CA

Andrew Hohns           Philadelphia, PA

Andy Holland  Omaha, NE

Robert R. Hoopes, Jr.           Bethesda, MD

Andrew Howard         Los Angeles, CA

Chrisette & Reginald Hudlin  Beverly Hills, CA

Mabelle & John C. Hueston   Corona Del Mar, CA

Rep. Jared Huffman   San Rafael, CA

Brandon Hurlbut         Venice, CA

Nomaan Husain         Houston, TX

Asti Hustvedt  New York, NY

Susie Hwang  Palo Alto, CA

Frank Islam    Potomac, MD

Rep. Steve Israel       Oyster Bay, NY

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee      Houston, TX

Leslie Jacobs New Orleans, LA

Kiran Jain       Berkeley, CA

Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James  New York, NY

Ken Jarin        Newtown, PA

Tahir Javed    Beaumont, TX

Rep. Pramila Jayapal Seattle, WA

Shavar Jeffries           Newark, NJ

Leonard Jernigan       Raleigh, NC

Carrie & Coddy Johnson       Pacific Palisades, CA

Eartha & Lonnie Johnson      Spring, TX

Matthew Johnson       Los Angeles, CA

Peter Johnson            Gates Mills, OH

Star Jones      Chicago, IL

Deborah Jospin          Chevy Chase, MD

Karla Jurvetson          Los Altos, CA

Sen. Tim Kaine           Richmond, VA

Sonny Kalsi    New York, NY

Mitchell A. Kamin       Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan Kaplan        San Francisco, CA

Ramesh Kapur           Winchester, MA

Barry Karas    Los Angeles, CA

Brad Karp       New York, NY

Martha Karsh  Beverly Hills, CA

Phil Karsting   Washington, DC

Alex Katz        New York, NY

Jill Alper & David Katz           Grosse Pointe, MI

Jed Katz         Mill Valley, CA

Jeffrey Katzenberg     Los Angeles, CA

Janet Keller    Laguna Beach, CA

Lisa Kelley      Menlo Park, CA

Michael Kempner       New York, NY

Frank Kendall Falls Church, VA

Rep. Joe Kennedy     Boston, MA

Vicki Kennedy            Boston, MA

Vicki Kennedy            Los Angeles, CA

David W. Kenney, Jr. Denver, CO

Walter Kerr     New York, NY

Aleen Keshishian       Los Angeles, CA

Alan C. Kessler          Philadelphia, PA

Dan Kessler   Denver, CO

Amed Khan     Suffern, NY

Shahid Khan   Framingham, MA

Joe Kiani         Irvine, CA

Sheldon Kimber          Walnut, CA

Simon Kirk      New York, NY

Sen. Amy Klobuchar  Minneapolis, MN

Benjamin B. Klubes    Bethesda, MD

Susan & Bill Knapp    Van Meter, IA

Gabriel Kohan            Bethesda, MD

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis      San Francisco, CA

Josh Kramer   Washington, DC

Orin Kramer    Englewood, NJ

Michelle Kraus           Palo Alto, CA

Lisa & Peter A. Kraus            Dallas, TX

Ali & Brian Kreiter       Norwalk, CT

Douglas Krupp           Boston, MA

George Krupp Chestnut Hill, MA

Nicholas Kukrika        East Hampton, NY

Norm Kurz      Bethesda, MD

Sima Ladjevardian     Houston, TX

First Lady Annie & Gov. Ned Lamont           Greenwich, CT

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms           Atlanta, GA

Donna Langley           Los Angeles, CA

Sherry Lansing           Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Laskey      Washington, DC

Alex Lasry      Milwaukee, WI

Marc Lasry     New York, NY

Lindsay Lassman       San Francisco, CA

Paul Laudicina            Scottsdale, AZ

Bonnie Lautenberg     New York, NY

Sam Lauter     San Francisco, CA

Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine   Boston, MA

Susan Leal     San Francisco, CA

Rep. Barbara Lee       Oakland, CA

Dania Leemputte        Chicago, IL

Michael L. Lehr           Philadelphia, PA

Janni Lehrer-Stein      San Francisco, CA

Jon Leibowitz  Bethesda, MD

Brian Lemek   Potomac, MD

Derek Lemke-Von Ammon    Washington, DC

Tom Leonard  Philadelphia, PA

Bel Leong-Hong         Gaithersburg, MD

Alan Leventhal           Boston, MA

Shellie Levin   Miami, FL

William A. Levin          Muir Beach, CA

Clifford B. Levine        Pittsburgh, PA

Amb. Suzan G. LeVine & Eric LeVine          Seattle, WA

Randi & Jeffrey Levine          New York, NY

Ginger Lew     Naples, FL

Loida N. Lewis           New York, NY

James Lieber  Spencertown, NY

Tim Lim           Washington, DC

Jennifer Lin     Los Angeles, CA

Nate Loewentheil       New York, NY

Bonnie Datt & Chris Lowe     New York, NY

Travis Lowe    Washington, DC

Christopher Lu           Arlington, VA

Claire Lucas   Washington, DC

Ellen & Andrew Luger            Minneapolis, MN

Heather Lurie  Denver, CO

Arthur Luxenberg       Great Neck, NY

Tracy & Eric Lynn      Saint Petersburg, FL

Kerman Maddox         Los Angeles, CA

Asif Mahmood            Bradbury, CA

Neil Makhija    Philadelphia, PA

Amb. Noah Mamet     Marina Del Rey, CA

Susan & Stephen Mandel      Greenwich, CT

Chris Mann     New York, NY

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman    Arlington, VA

Giulia Marchiori          London, London

Gov. Jack Markell      Wilmington, DE

Claire DeMatteis & Michael Marquardt         Wilmington, DE

Amb. Capricia Marshall         Washington, DC

Stacy Mason  Palo Alto, CA

Brian Mathis   Hermosa Beach, CA

Rep. Doris O. Matsui Sacramento, CA

Melissa Maxman        Washington, DC

Dorothy McAuliffe      McLean, VA

James McClave         New York, NY

Stephanie McClellan  Philadelphia, PA

Carol Butler & Win McCormack        Portland, OR

Suzanne Sinegal-McGill & Thomas McGill   Medina, WA

Brian McGlinchey      Wilmington, DE

Virginia McGregor      Scranton, PA

David McKean           Washington, DC

Dennis Mehiel White Plains, NY

Alexander Mehran      San Francisco, CA

Aaron Mendelsohn     New York, NY

Laura Michelman        Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Miller New York, NY

John W. Miller Milwaukee, WI

William H. Miller III      Baltimore, MD

Stacey & Eric Mindich           New York, NY

Farooq Mitha  Washington, DC

John Monsky  New York, NY

Rep. Gwen Moore      Milwaukee, WI

Kara Moore     New York, NY

Joyce A. Moorehead  Sterling, VA

John Morgan  Lake Mary, FL

Sarah Morgenthau     Washington, DC

Rep. Seth Moulton     Salem, MA

Nader Mousavi           Los Altos Hills, CA

Scott Mulhauser         Washington, DC

Sen. Chris Murphy     Hartford, CT

  1. Byrne Murphy Chevy Chase, MD

Janee Murphy            Tampa, FL

Rep. Patrick Murphy  Jupiter, FL

First Lady Tammy & Gov. Phil Murphy        Red Bank, NJ

Ryan Murphy  Encino, CA

Georgia Murray          Boston, MA

Heather Murren          Las Vegas, NV

Charles Myers           New York, NY

Liz Naftali        Studio City, CA

Shekar N. Narasimhan          Dunn Loring, VA

Laura DeBonis & Scott A. Nathan    Boston, MA

Marc Nathanson        Beverly Hills, CA

Brandon Neal Washington, DC

Mark Nejame  Windermere, FL

Ana Janaina Nelson   Washington, DC

Grace & Sen. Bill Nelson       Orlando, FL

Glenda Newell-Harris            Oakland, CA

Joyce Newstat           San Francisco, CA

Dominic Ng     Pasadena, CA

Mark Nichols  Little Rock, AR

Thomas Nides            Washington, DC

Steven Nissen           Los Angeles, CA

Suzanne Nossel         New York, NY

Rep. Glenn Nye         Arlington, VA

Roger Nyhus  Seattle, WA

Peter O’Keefe Washington, DC

Todd O’Malley            Scranton, PA

Michael O’Neil            Chicago, IL

Charles M. Oberly III  Wilmington, DE

Steven Okun  Singapore, Singapore

Esther Oppenheimer  Boise, ID

James Ozment           Bethesda, MD

CA Sec. of State Alex Padilla            Porter Ranch, CA

Eduardo Padron         Miami, FL

Lazar Palnick  Pittsburgh, PA

Nalini Pande   Arlington, VA

Hong Pang     Greenwich, CT

Simon Pang    San Gabriel, CA

Amb. Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.  Providence, RI

Eric Paquette  Los Angeles, CA

Deven Parekh            New York, NY

Michael Parham         Seattle, WA

Cookie Parker            View Park, CA

Roshann Parris          Leawood, KS

Satya Patel     Burlingame, CA

Carrin F. Patman        Houston, TX

Sharon L. Patrick       New York, NY

Alan J. Patricof           New York, NY

  1. Cary Patterson Texarkana, TX

Matthew Paul  Des Moines, IA

Nancy & Stephen Paul          Beverly Hills, CA

Jim Pederson Phoenix, AZ

Clay Pell         Providence, RI

Alexis & Laurence Pelosi      Oakland, CA

Carrie Pendolino        Burlingame, CA

Carol Pensky Washington, DC

Dana Perlman            Los Angeles, CA

Douglas H. Phelps     Denver, CO

David Phillips  Irvington, NY

Laurinus Pierre           Miami, FL

Patrick Pinschmidt     Alexandria, VA

Tara Pinto       Rockville, MD

Leah Pisar      New York, NY

Charlie Pohlad            Minneapolis, MN

Rebecca & Robert Pohlad     Minneapolis, MN

Gov. Jared Polis        Denver, CO

Joseph Power            Chicago, IL

Rahul Prakash           San Francisco, CA

Paula Pretlow San Francisco, CA

Lisa S. Primus            New York, NY

Lisa S. Pritzker           San Francisco, CA

Penny S. Pritzker       Chicago, IL

Melissa Prober           Brooklyn, NY

Nicholas Prouty         San Juan, PR

Chuck Pruitt   Shorewood, WI

William Pugh   Bethesda, MD

Allison Putala  Washington, DC

Christian Quilici          Arlington, VA

Phil Mercado & Todd Quinn  Los Angeles, CA

Norman Radow          Atlanta, GA

Bryan Rafanelli           Boston, MA

Deepak D. Raj           Princeton, NJ

Amb. Azita Raji           Belvedere, CA

Erik Ramanathan       Wayland, MA

Rion Ramirez  Bainbridge Island, WA

Lorna & Wade Randlett         San Francisco, CA

Madhavan Rangaswami        San Francisco, CA

Deborah & Ronald Ratner     Cleveland, OH

Micki & Michael Rawlings      Dallas, TX

Phil Recht       Los Angeles, CA

Heidi Crebo-Rediker & Doug Rediker          Washington, DC

Clinton T. Reilly          San Francisco, CA

Gov. Ed Rendell         Philadelphia, PA

Joyce E. Rey Beverly Hills, CA

Amb. Julissa Reynoso          New York, NY

Joseph F. Rice           Mount Pleasant, SC

Katherine Rice           Mill Valley, CA

Rep. Cedric Richmond          New Orleans, LA

Margaret Crotty & Rory Riggs          New York, NY

John Roberti   Bethesda, MD

Diane M. Robertson   Carrboro, NC

Stephanie Robinson   Kentfield, CA

Robert Roche Las Vegas, NV

Desiree G. Rogers     Chicago, IL

John W. Rogers, Jr.   Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Roh     Seattle, WA

Susan Roos   Foster City, CA

Eric Rosand   Washington, DC

State Sen. Jim Rosapepe      Washington, DC

Daniel Rosen  New York, NY

Marvin Rosen New York, NY

Lee Rosenberg          Chicago, IL

Lizanne Rosenstein   New York, NY

Peter Rosenstein       Washington, DC

Jennie Rosenthal       Cincinnati, OH

Jon Rotenberg           Boston, MA

Shannon Rotenberg   Burbank, CA

Evan Roth      New York, NY

Tom Rothman Los Angeles, CA

Neil Rothstein Redwood City, CA

Stefanie Roumeliotes San Francisco, CA

Cindy Rowe    Brookline, MA

Ali Rubin         Washington, DC

Sec. Robert Rubin     New York, NY

Rusty Rueff    Burlingame, CA

Lauren Ruettimann     Raleigh, NC

Brooke & David Rusenko      San Francisco, CA

Evan Ryan     Washington, DC

Timothy Ryan Washington, DC

Javier Saade  Washington, DC

Haim Saban    Los Angeles, CA

Juan Sabater  New York, NY

Bijan Sabet     Weston, MA

David Sacerdote        Palo Alto, CA

Michael Sacks           Chicago, IL

Faiza Saeed   New York, NY

Thomas L. Safran      Los Angeles, CA

Alex Sagan     Cambridge, MA

Joseph Sakran           Fairfax Station, VA

Sec. Ken Salazar       Denver, CO

Lillian Salerno Frisco, TX

Jill & David Sanford   Bronxville, NY

Mark Robertson & Michael Sanzone            Glen Ridge, NJ

Amb. Miriam Sapiro    Washington, DC

Hon. Lynn Schenk     La Jolla, CA

Rep. Adam Schiff       Los Angeles, CA

Rep. Brad Schneider Deerfield, IL

Susan Ness & Lawrence Schneider Bethesda, MD

Susan Schoenfeld Harrington           London, Westminster

Elizabeth Schrayer     Rockville, MD

Michael Schrum         Washington, DC

Elaine Schuster          Boston, MA

Mark Schuster           Boston, MA

Eric Schwerin Washington, DC

Jason A. Scott           New York, NY

Shonda Scott  Oakland, CA

Fred Sears     Wilmington, DE

Amb. Theodore Sedgwick     Marshall, VA

David M. Seldin          St Petersburg, FL

Amb. Peter Selfridge  Washington, DC

Russell Semmel         New York, NY

Radhika Shah Palo Alto, CA

Raj Shah         Seattle, WA

Rajan Shah     New York, NY

Rep. Donna Shalala   Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Shallman         Los Angeles, CA

Elaine Shamir Santa Monica, CA

Daniel Shapiro            Houston, TX

Gina Shapiro  Philadelphia, PA

Laura Shell     Beverly Hills, CA

Albert Shen     Southlake, TX

Rob Shepardson        Chappaqua, NY

Linda Rae Sher          Chicago, IL

Rep. Brad Sherman   Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Piedmont, CA

Kimberly & Jon Shirley          Medina, WA

Virginia Shore Washington, DC

Mark Shriver   Bethesda, MD

Mark Siegel    Rehoboth Beach, DE

Timothy Silard            Oakland, CA

Daniel Silverberg        Washington, DC

Robert Silvers            Washington, DC

Ian Simmons  Cambridge, MA

John Simmons           Alton, IL

Deborah Simon          Carmel, IN

Elizabeth Simons       Atherton, CA

Terron Sims    Arlington, VA

William Singer Chicago, IL

Jill & Raj Singh           Bellevue, WA

Richard Sirota            Irvington, NY

Gretchen Sisson        San Francisco, CA

Michael Skelly            Houston, TX

Karen Skelton Sacramento, CA

Alex Slater      Washington, DC

Samuel Slater Boston, MA

Harry Sloan    Woodland Hills, CA

Elizabeth Slossberg   Aspen, CO

Bill Smith         Washington, DC

Brad Smith      Bellevue, WA

Chip Smith      Washington, DC

Edward Smith Washington, DC

Rear Admiral Michael Smith  Annandale, VA

Todd A. Smith Chicago, IL

Robyn M. Smyers      Shaker Heights, OH

Mary E. Snapp           Seattle, WA

Andrew Snyder          New York, NY

Jay T. Snyder New York, NY

Amb. Nancy Soderberg         Jacksonville Beach, FL

Arthur Solomon          Providence, RI

Ken A. Solomon         Pacific Palisades, CA

Amb. Alan D. Solomont         Weston, MA

Mohamed Soltan        Fairfax, VA

Jonathan A. Soros     New York, NY

Andy Spahn    Los Angeles, CA

Janice C. Spector      Lewes, DE

Rep. Jackie Speier    Burlingame, CA

Mark Spengler            Washington, DC

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Amb. Carl Spielvogel          New York, NY

Ashley Spillane          Washington, DC

Steven Spinner          Atherton, CA

Sen. Debbie Stabenow          East Lansing, MI

Wendy & Marc R. Stanley     Dallas, TX

Andrew Starling          Orlando, FL

Amy & Rob Stavis     Larchmont, NY

Andrea Dew Steele    San Francisco, CA

Bobby L. Stein            Jacksonville, FL

Eric Stein        Palo Alto, CA

David Steinberg         Washington, DC

Joshua L. Steiner       New York, NY

Erich Stephens          Providence, RI

Susan Stern   New York, NY

Jane & Bill Stetson     Norwich, VT

Thomas Steyer          San Francisco, CA

Richard Stoff  Bexley, OH

Tina Stow       Washington, DC

Leo Strine       Hockessin, DE

Scott Stuber   Los Angeles, CA

Victoria Suarez-Palomo         Denver, CO

Daniel Suleiman         Chevy Chase, MD

Hon. Caroline Sullivan           Raleigh, NC

Margaret Sullivan       Washington, DC

Sally Susman New York, NY

Rep. Eric Swalwell     Dublin, CA

Richard Swig, Jr.       San Francisco, CA

Roselyne “Cissie” Swig         San Francisco, CA

Mary Green Swig & Steven Swig     San Francisco, CA

Dilawar Syed  Redwood City, CA

David Tafuri    Washington, DC

Ramon Tallaj  Paramus, NJ

Laura Talmus Kentfield, CA

Brett Tanzman            Short Hills, NJ

Michèle & Kenneth Taylor     Atlanta, GA

Cooper Teboe            Woodside, CA

Ursula C. Terrasi       Weatherby Lake, MO

Nidhi Thakar   Portland, OR

Corey Then    University City, MO

Kenny D. Thompson, Jr.       Washington, DC

Tomicah Tillemann     Falls Church, VA

William Titelman         Palm Beach, FL

Andrew Tobias           New York, NY

Dennis Toner  Rehoboth Beach, DE

Attorney General William Tong         Stamford, CT

Mariella & Michael Trager      Washington, DC

Glen Tullman  Chicago, IL

David S. Turetsky      Albany, NY

Susan & Michael Turpen       Oklahoma City, OK

Maria Hummer-Tuttle & Bob Tuttle    Irvine, CA

Marcie Tuttle   Orinda, CA

Sen. Tom Udall          Corrales, NM

Alex Vaccaro  Gladwyne, PA

Christopher Van Es   Washington, DC

Ryan Vangrack          Chicago, IL

Jon Vein         Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Rep. Filemon Vela      Brownsville, TX

Juan Verde     San Juan, PR

Barbara & John L. Vogelstein           New York, NY

Josh Wachs   Washington, DC

Judith Wagner            Cherry Hills Village, CO

Kenneth Wainstein     Alexandria, VA

Dana Walden  Los Angeles, CA

Mary Ann Walker       Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Mara Wallace Palo Alto, CA

Diana Walsh   Palo Alto, CA

Mayor Martin Walsh   Dorchester, MA

Mikal C. Watts            San Antonio, TX

Cynthia Telles & Joe Waz     Los Angeles, CA

William Webster         Spartanburg, SC

Richard Weiner          Washington, DC

Andrew Weinstein      Parkland, FL

Perry Weitz     Halesite, NY

Kathleen Welch          Washington, DC

Mark Weld      Manchester, MA

Peter Shields & Ace Werner Arlington, VA

Tony West      San Francisco, CA

Steve Westly  Menlo Park, CA

Maureen White           New York, NY

Linda Whitlock            Newton, MA

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer        Lansing, MI

Richard Wilcox           Roma, RM

David Wilhelm            Bexley, OH

John Eddie Williams   Houston, TX

Kelly Williams Palm Beach, FL

Whitney Williams        Missoula, MT

Robert Wolf    Purchase, NY

Gov. Tom Wolf           York, PA

Nicole Elkon & Neal Wolin     Washington, DC

Amb. Lee Wolosky     Scarsdale, NY

David Worley  Peachtree City, GA

Jeff Worthe     Santa Monica, CA

Dennis Wu      San Francisco, CA

Nathaniel Yap Pittsburgh, PA

Hon. Sally Yates        Atlanta, GA

Nathanael Yohannes Seattle, WA

Sharon Young            Dallas, TX

Sharon & Kneeland Youngblood       Dallas, TX

Zaid Zaid         Washington, DC

Kinney Zalesne          Washington, DC

Lynn Hubbard & David Zapolsky      Seattle, WA

Julie Zebrak    Bethesda, MD

Allison Zelman            Washington, DC

Mary & Jeff Zients      Washington, DC

Adam Zurofsky          New York, NY

Marc Zwillinger           Bethesda, MD

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To organize an event that produces $100,000+ for a U.S. Presidential candidate is not like organizing or funding a PAC for the candidate, but it’s the bargain-basement way to buy a piece of that person. Like I previously reported (on 26 January 2020, before any of the caucuses and primaries):

On 27 November 2007, C-Span showed a Joe Biden Town Hall. A brief clip from that was posted online as “User Clip: Joe Biden 2007, Money in Politics”, and here’s my transcription from what I consider to be the most revealing (about Biden’s values) part of it:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4817532/user-clip-joe-biden-2007-money-politics&start=3322

“User Clip: Joe Biden 2007, Money in Politics”

27 November 2007, Iowa Town Hall

(0:40-) “People who accept money [from lobbyists] aren’t bad people. But it’s human nature. You go out and bundle $250,000 for me, all legal, and then you call me after I am elected, and say “I would like to come and talk about something.” You didn’t buy me, but it’s human nature, you helped me. I’m going to say, “Sure, come on in.” … What it does mean, it means that the front of the line is always filled by people whose pockets are filled, people who are special interests. Most of you are no part of any special interest.”

He went on there to promise that if elected President he will change that, by campaigning constantly (AFTER winning the Presidency — not BEFORE) against the corrupt system which had made him President. He thinks that his audience will believe in the tooth-fairy, if only he tells them that the tooth-fairy exists and that he’s it. The deceptive irrelevant line from all of the corrupt candidates is the same: “I’m the most electable one!” But corrupt people constantly lie, and nobody is actually certain whom the “most electable” one is; but that’s really not even the question here. What the Democratic primaries are actually about isn’t about beating Trump. He’s not even a candidate in the Democratic primaries. They’re not about ‘beating Donald Trump’, but instead about whom the person will be that’s going to be running against Trump in the general election. The primaries won’t be selecting the next President. They will only narrow the field of contenders, to two. Which two? That’s the question here.

Of course, lots of Democrats think that any Democrat will be better than Trump. And lots of Republicans believe that Trump is better than any Democrat.

Biden was talking there regarding not the billionaires but the merely wealthy and well-connected individuals who had raised in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for him — each one of them.

The billionaires aren’t in “the front of the line,” nor even in any “line”; they are instead maybe visitors for private meetings with the President, or else on the phone with him, or else (if the matter is illegal) maybe sending one’s private agent to meet privately with that billionaire’s private agent. This is how the business of the U.S. Government — the business of America’s ‘democracy’ — is getting done, nowadays. My own guess is that the two biggest owners of Joe Biden now are Michael Bloomberg (representing mainly the financial industries or “Wall Street”) and Bernard Schwartz (representing mainly the military industries or “MIC”).

As for any mere voter, that person gets his or her ‘news’ from corporations that are owned by and/or serve the billionaires (such as Bloomberg or Schwartz or Bezos or Musk or etc.), and gets his or her views from that ‘news’, so is less than being a pawn on the American chessboard, where that aristocracy are  the ‘king’. The country is jointly controlled by the Republican billionaires and the Democratic billionaires.

A reasonable expectation would be that Biden will serve the billionaires, though his rhetoric will be phrased to be acceptable to the voters. So, that will be no basic change. America will remain an aristocracy, no democracy.

The Top Owners of America’s President-Elect Joe Biden

Some of the top owners of America’s President-Elect Joe Biden are entirely secret because a corrupt U.S. Supreme Court, in the infamous 2010 Citizens United case, encouraged not only corruption but corruption that’s entirely secret or “dark money.” However, most of the individuals who purchased Biden to become the U.S. President did so under the previously existing laws, which require public reporting of their donations.

Here, then, are the top ten publicly known donors to the Biden campaign, but these are all via some sort of Political Action Committee or PAC, and therefore most are in conjunction with other billionaires and centi-millionaires, instead of entirely solo donations:

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https://www.opensecrets.org/2020-presidential-race/joe-biden/contributors?id=N00001669

Top Contributors, federal election data for Joe Biden, 2020 cycle

totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Contributor      Total

Bloomberg LP [Michael Bloomberg] $56,796,137

Future Forward USA [largely Dustin Moskowitz] $29,917,229

Priorities USA/Priorities USA Action [Hillary backers] $25,841,199

Asana  [Moskowitz & Rosenstein] $21,937,902

Sixteen Thirty Fund [dark money] $19,874,655

Democracy PAC [George Soros] $19,000,000

Senate Majority PAC [Democratic billionaires] $12,371,874

American Bridge 21st Century [largely Soros] $10,260,573

Paloma Partners [Donald Sussman] $9,016,248

Euclidean Capital [James Simons] $7,006,805

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The 11th-largest (which will now be shown) happens to be not Democratic billionaires but Republican billionaires. However, Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican Mayor of NYC, was Biden’s largest donor, and therefore could also be considered to be a Republican donor to Biden’s campaign.

Defending Democracy Together [Republican billionaires] $6,776,862

In other words: the distinction between Republican billionaires and Democratic billionaires is no longer quite clear. Although the manicured PR for each of the two major Parties accentuates the ideological differences between the two, those differences have greatly decreased, except that on the U.S. Supreme Court the Republican ‘Justices’ are far-right (extremist conservatives) whereas the Democratic ‘Justices’ are centrist (liberals). None are, at all, progressives. Progressives don’t exist on that Court. The numbers and natures of that Court’s unanimous decisions make clear that no leftist jurist (progressive or otherwise) sits there. Whereas some billionaires are centrist and others are far-right, none are any sort of leftist. Nor does any leftist candidate for national political office receive any donation from any billionaire but only from poor and middle-class donors. Both of America’s Parties represent mainly the interests of billionaires, and this has been documented in the only scientific studies that have been done of the subject. America is an aristocracy not a democracy.

In addition to those and other donations that were made either entirely or mainly by particular billionaires, Biden’s campaign utilized “bundlers,” or well-connected wealthy individuals who invited other well-connected wealthy individuals to their private fund-raising parties for Biden’s campaign; and the list that the Biden campaign assembled of all its bundlers who raised at least $100,000 for the campaign will be presented here. However, first will be noted the hostile reader-comments reactions when the early version of this list — which then was of bundlers who had raised at least $25,000 for the campaign — was made public at the Democratic Party website which is written and run by Taegan Goddard, “Political Wire,” which headlined on 27 December 2019, prior even to the earliest of all the state primaries and caucuses, “Biden Discloses His Bundlers”, and the 36 reader-comments there were overwhelmingly hostile, such as “Gee Taegan, could you make it seem any more suspicious and improper?” Those readers were angry that a Democratic Party news-site would publish an indication that their Party utilizes the same corrupt practices that the Republican billionaires’ Party does. They weren’t grateful for the non-partisan information they had just received, but wanted it not to have been made public. No other news-site did publish it — only Goddard’s site did. And, when, at the end of all of the campaigns the Biden organization issued its legally obligatory final financial reports, on 1 November 2020, neither Goddard nor any other news-site published it: “Once burned, twice shy,” and Goddard didn’t want to get “burned” again.

 

So, here is that final list, of the 902 Biden bundlers who raised over $100,000 each for him — totaling at least $902,000,000 for him — (which list has never before been published, except at its source):

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https://joebiden.com/asmfr200830jkl/#

https://archive.is/AIq8S

“VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISERS” [listed on 1 November 2020]

The following individuals have raised at least $100,000 for our campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees:

Name  City, State

Daniel Abbasi Riverside, CT

Jamal Abdi      Arlington, VA

Kevin Abel      Atlanta, GA

Joyce A. Aboussie     Saint Louis, MO

Alyson L. Abramowitz            Sunnyvale, CA

Thomas Abt    Cambridge, MA

Jerry Acker    Huntington Woods, MI

Karen R. Adler           New York, NY

Matthew L. Adler        Miami Beach, FL

Michael M. Adler        Coral Gables, FL

Sara & Robert Adler   Washington, DC

Ijaz Ahmad      Old Westbury, NY

Matthew Aks  Washington, DC

David Alberga La Jolla, CA

Andrew Albertson      Washington, DC

John D. Aldock          Bethesda, MD

Valerie Alexander       Chicago, IL

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks          Upper Marlboro, MD

Roger C. Altman        New York, NY

Wa’el Alzayat             Washington, DC

Joyce Amico  Aspen, CO

Hady Amr       Arlington, VA

Jennifer Anderson      Los Angeles, CA

Robert Mailer Anderson         San Francisco, CA

Philip Angelides          Sacramento, CA

Mark Angelson           New York, NY

Paulette Aniskoff        Washington, DC

Mark Arabo     San Diego, CA

Robert Arbour Los Angeles, CA

Joe Asher       Las Vegas, NV

Sen. Toni Atkins         San Diego, CA

Scott Atlas      Houston, TX

Magalie & Jean-Philippe Austin         New York, NY

Amb. Nicole Avant     Encino, CA

Felice Axelrod            New York, NY

Kenneth Baer Bethesda, MD

Amb. Elizabeth Bagley           Washington, DC

Bela Bajaria    Studio City, CA

Laura Day & Frank Baker     New York, NY

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Madison, WI

John Ballon     Glendale, CA

Marcia Balonick         Highland Park, IL

Amy Banse     Philadelphia, PA

Amb. Robert C. Barber          Cambridge, MA

Brice & Houston Barnes        Tallahassee, FL

Judith Barnett Washington, DC

Roger Barnett West Palm Beach, FL

Lisa Blue Baron          Dallas, TX

Mayor Tom Barrett     Milwaukee, WI

Natalie & Brett Barth  Garden City, NY

Amb. Matthew Barzun           Louisville, KY

Jeremy Bash  Chevy Chase, MD

Amb. Denise Bauer    Belvedere, CA

Jonathan Baum          Mission Hills, KS

Rep. Joyce Beatty     Blacklick, OH

Attorney General Xavier Becerra      Los Angeles, CA

Amb. Colleen Bell       Los Angeles, CA

Sen. Michael F. Bennet         Denver, CO

Mitchell W. Berger      Ft Lauderdale, FL

Jim Berman    New York, NY

Joshua Berman          Chevy Chase, MD

Andi Bernstein            Pasadena, CA

Hildy Kuryk & Jarrod Bernstein        Brooklyn, NY

Peter J. Beshar          Rye, NY

Megan C. Beyer         Alexandria, VA

Shailen Bhatt  Washington, DC

Ajay Bhutoria  Fremont, CA

Jeffrey P. Bialos         Mc Lean, VA

Elisa & Robert Bildner           Livingston, NJ

Eryn Bingle     Riverside, CT

Adam Blackwell         Washington, DC

Janet A. Blanchard    Beverly Hills, MI

Lisa & Jeff Blau          New York, NY

Amb. Jeffrey Bleich    Piedmont, CA

Amb. Alan Blinken      Ketchum, ID

Leslie Bluhm   Chicago, IL

Neil Bluhm      Chicago, IL

Sen. Dianne Feinstein & Richard C. Blum    San Francisco, CA

Matthew Blumenthal   Stamford, CT

Michael Blumenthal    Nashville, TN

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester    Wilmington, DE

Elan Blutinger Washington, DC

Dayna Bochco           Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Boies      New York, NY

Amb. Amy Bondurant Key West, FL

Mary Pat Bonner        Washington, DC

Carol N. Bonnie          San Francisco, CA

Rob Bonta      Alameda, CA

Sen. Cory Booker      Newark, NJ

Ahmed Boomrod        Dearborn, MI

Paul Boskind  New York, NY

Beverly Bove  Wilmington, DE

Crandall & Erskine Bowles    Charlotte, NC

Jill Louis & Randy Bowman   Dallas, TX

Bob Brady      Wilmington, DE

Peter Bragdon            Portland, OR

Jake Braun     Chicago, IL

Bob Satawake & Amb. Wally Brewster        Dallas, TX

William J. Brodsky     Chicago, IL

Rep. Anthony G. Brown        Bowie, MD

Jordan C. Brown        Los Angeles, CA

Gov. Kate Brown       Portland, OR

Kristin Brown  Arlington, VA

Sam Brown     Silver Spring, MD

Sam Brown     Basalt, CO

Russell Budd  Dallas, TX

Lauren Budding          Brookline, MA

Susie Tompkins Buell            San Francisco, CA

Jules Buenabenta      San Marino, CA

Susie Buffett   Omaha, NE

Molly Buford   Washington, DC

Doug Bunch   Washington, DC

Ronald Burd   Bala Cynwyd, PA

Jonathan Burgstone   San Francisco, CA

Ebs Burnough            London, London

Sean Burton   Los Angeles, CA

Mayor Pete Buttigieg  South Bend, IN

Bradley Butwin           Old Westbury, NY

Brook Byers   Menlo Park, CA

Owen Byrd     Palo Alto, CA

Andrew C. Byrnes     Redwood City, CA

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz     Middletown, CT

Sonya & Tom Campion         Seattle, WA

Trisha Cardoso          Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Carnahan     Saint Louis, MO

James Carney           Washington, DC

Lea Carpenter            New York, NY

Martha & Sen. Tom Carper   Wilmington, DE

Leonard Carr  West Orange, NJ

Michael Carusi           Palo Alto, CA

Sen. Bob Casey         Scranton, PA

Yolanda Cash Jackson         Hialeah, FL

Eric Casher    Albany, CA

Timothy Ceis  Seattle, WA

Ann Mei Chang          Washington, DC

James S. Chanos      New York, NY

Swadesh Chatterjee  Cary, NC

Mike Cherry    Chicago, IL

Richard A. Chesley    Chicago, IL

Mark Chorazak          New York, NY

Rep. Judy Chu           Los Angeles, CA

Robert Clark   Saint Louis, MO

Robert A. Clifford       Chicago, IL

David G. Clunie          New York, NY

Regina Montoya & Paul Coggins      Dallas, TX

Andrew Cohen           Los Altos, CA

Bruce Cohen  New York, NY

David Cohen  Chevy Chase, MD

David Cohen  Philadelphia, PA

Jason S. Cohen         Saint Louis, MO

Phyllis Cohen Houston, TX

Sen. Dick Cohen        Saint Paul, MN

Isobel Coleman          Locust Valley, NY

Michael Coleman       Columbus, OH

Conway Collis            Pasadena, CA

Josh Connolly            Washington, DC

John M. Connors, Jr. Boston, MA

Ron Conway  San Francisco, CA

Sen. Chris Coons      Wilmington, DE

Jeffrey Coopersmith  Seattle, WA

John Cordisco            Newtown, PA

Michael Smith & Amb. James Costos          Santa Monica, CA

Jackson Cox  Johnson City, TN

Morgan Cox    Dallas, TX

Stephen Cozen          Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Grasseschi & Tony Crabb  Healdsburg, CA

Eric Cramer    Philadelphia, PA

Sheila Creal    Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Claire Cronin     North Easton, MA

Daniel Cruise  New York, NY

John Crumpler           Durham, NC

Rep. Henry Cuellar    Laredo, TX

David Culver  Washington, DC

Nelson Cunningham  Washington, DC

Brooks Cutter West Sacramento, CA

Ryan Cwach  Yankton, SD

Gary Czaplewski       Fox Point, WI

Fatema Dahodwala    Andover, MA

Bartholomew J. Dalton          Wilmington, DE

Margaret & Sec. John Dalton            Washington, DC

Lee Daniels    Los Angeles, CA

Rep. Sharice Davids  Roeland Park, KS

Eric Dayton    Wayzata, MN

Rep. Deb Haaland     Albuquerque, NM

Carlos Del Toro          Alexandria, VA

April McLean Delaney & Rep. John Delaney           Potomac, MD

Kath Delaney  Kensington, CA

Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro           New Haven, CT

Anastasia Dellaccio   Washington, DC

Rep. Val Demings      Orlando, FL

Anita Denning Takoma Park, MD

Bill Derrough   Brooklyn, NY

Steve Dettelbach       Solon, OH

Rep. Ted Deutch        Boca Raton, FL

Rep. Debbie Dingell   Dearborn, MI

Evan Dobelle  Pittsfield, MA

John Doerr     San Carlos, CA

Sean Domnick           Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Amb. Eileen Donahoe            Portola Valley, CA

Michael Donatelli        Chicago, IL

Mark Donig     Atherton, CA

Sen. Joe Donnelly      Granger, IN

John Driscoll  Stamford, CT

Joy Drucker   Washington, DC

Sen. Tammy Duckworth        Chicago, IL

Patricia Duff    New York, NY

Shefali Razdan Duggal          San Francisco, CA

Mayor Mike Duggan   Detroit, MI

Sen. Dick Durbin        Springfield, IL

Fred DuVal     Phoenix, AZ

Pamela Eakes            Seattle, WA

Leni Eccles     Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Blair W. Effron            New York, NY

Paul Egermann          Weston, MA

Roger Ehrenberg       New York, NY

Kimberly Marteau Emerson & Amb. John Emerson            Beverly Hills, CA

Robert Epstein           Boston, MA

Joseph Eyer   Washington, DC

Marisa Faitelson         Buffalo, NY

Joseph L. Falk           Miami, FL

Sim Farar        Woodland Hills, CA

Mark Feierstein          Arlington, VA

Jonathan Feigelson    Bronx, NY

Henry Muñoz & Kyle Ferari-Muñoz   San Antonio, TX

Genine & Josh Fidler Naples, FL

Steven Fineman         New York, NY

Sam Fischer   Encino, CA

Jon Fisher      Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Andrew Fishman        Sag Harbor, NY

Paul Fishman Montclair, NJ

Michael Fleming         Los Angeles, CA

Wayne Flick   Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Michèle Flournoy           Bethesda, MD

Cynthia & Edsel Ford Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Chip Forrester            Nashville, TN

Rep. Bill Foster          Naperville, IL

David Fraga    Brooklyn, NY

Atticus Francken        Normal, IL

Amb. Meryl Frank      Highland Park, NJ

Sophie Lynn & David Frederick        McLean, VA

Vicky Free      Matthews, NC

Bill Freeman   Nashville, TN

Commissioner Nikki Fried     Tallahassee, FL

Anita Friedman           San Francisco, CA

Bart Friedman New York, NY

David L. Friedman      Boulder, CO

Vincent Frillici Washington, DC

Carol & Louis W. Frillman      Seattle, WA

Rep. Martin Frost       Alexandria, VA

Shanti A. Fry  Cambridge, MA

Glen S. Fukushima    Washington, DC

Amb. Edward Gabriel Washington, DC

Rep. Ruben Gallego  Phoenix, AZ

Lise Strickler & Mark Gallogly           New York, NY

Barbara Gamson       Houston, TX

Mayor Eric Garcetti    Los Angeles, CA

Amb. Tony Gardner   London, UK

Laetitia Garriott De Cayeux   Austin, TX

Kathleen Gasperine   Concord, MA

Victoria Gavito           Austin, TX

Susie & Michael Gelman       Chevy Chase, MD

Mike Gerber   Philadelphia, PA

Vanessa Getty           San Francisco, CA

Jim Gianopulos          Beverly Hills, CA

Amb. Gordon Giffin    Atlanta, GA

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie     Los Angeles, CA

Nancy & Amb. Mark Gilbert  Park City, UT

John Gile        Los Angeles, CA

Scott Miller & Tim Gill Denver, CO

Michael Gilmore         Spokane, WA

Merle & Barry Ginsburg         Stuart, FL

Libby & Amb. Mark Gitenstein          Seattle, WA

Catherine & Brent Gledhill     Chicago, IL

Robert J. Glovsky      Boston, MA

Daniel Goetzel            Bethesda, MD

Matt Gold        Bethesda, MD

Barbara Goldberg Goldman  Potomac, MD

Jill Goldman    Los Angeles, CA

John D. Goldman       Atherton, CA

Steven M. Goldman   New York, NY

Claire & Brian Goldsmith       Beverly Hills, CA

Russell Goldsmith      Beverly Hills, CA

Alicia Goldstein          New York, NY

Eric Goldstein Brooklyn, NY

Ehren Gonzales         Fenton, MI

Basil Gooden  Richmond, VA

Barry Goodman         Farmington Hills, MI

Bob Goodman            Mamaroneck, NY

Sherri Goodman         Washington, DC

Gail Gordon    Phoenix, AZ

Felice Gorordo           Coral Gables, FL

Barry Gosin    Bedford Corners, NY

Ilene Gotts      New York, NY

Jonathan Gray           New York, NY

Gabriele & Jonathan Greenwald       Mc Lean, VA

Rep. Jim Greenwood New Hope, PA

Chad Griffin    Los Angeles, CA

Kathleen Grillo            Arlington, VA

Jane Whitney & Lindsey Gruson      Washington, CT

Patrick Guarasci        Milwaukee, WI

Jeffrey Gural  New York, NY

Jeremiah F. Hallisey  San Francisco, CA

Nora Halpern  Bethesda, MD

James Halpert            Washington, DC

Amb. Pamela Hamamoto       Mill Valley, CA

Carol Hamilton           Beverly Hills, CA

William Hammack      New Orleans, LA

Taylor Hanex  New York, NY

Kari & Craig Hanson  Menlo Park, CA

Maria & Jeff Harleston           Los Angeles, CA

Deborah L. Harmon   Chevy Chase, MD

Hon. Richard Harpootlian      Columbia, SC

Peter Harrell   Atlanta, GA

Scott B. Harris           Marshall, VA

Amb. Jane Hartley     New York, NY

Evan Haymes            New York, NY

Andrew B. Hayward   San Francisco, CA

Tiffany & Alexander Heckler Miami Beach, FL

Melissa K. Hedden     Columbus, OH

Sen. Martin Heinrich  Albuquerque, NM

Caitlin Heising            Atherton, CA

Rebecca Heller          Piedmont, CA

Joyce Hendricks        Warren, NJ

Tom Hendrickson      Zebulon, NC

Jonathan Henes         New York, NY

Stephen Herrmann     Wilmington, DE

Vicki & Amb. Bruce Heyman Chicago, IL

Amb. Douglas Hickey            San Francisco, CA

Rep. Jim Himes         Cos Cob, CT

Galen Hines-Pierce   Houston, TX

Philip Hinkle    Washington, DC

Sen. Mazie Hirono      Honolulu, HI

Hon. Fred Hochberg  Miami Beach, FL

Michael Hochman      Chadds Ford, PA

Roger Hochschild      Winnetka, IL

Reid Hoffman San Francisco, CA

Andrew Hohns           Philadelphia, PA

Andy Holland  Omaha, NE

Robert R. Hoopes, Jr.           Bethesda, MD

Andrew Howard         Los Angeles, CA

Chrisette & Reginald Hudlin  Beverly Hills, CA

Mabelle & John C. Hueston   Corona Del Mar, CA

Rep. Jared Huffman   San Rafael, CA

Brandon Hurlbut         Venice, CA

Nomaan Husain         Houston, TX

Asti Hustvedt  New York, NY

Susie Hwang  Palo Alto, CA

Frank Islam    Potomac, MD

Rep. Steve Israel       Oyster Bay, NY

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee      Houston, TX

Leslie Jacobs New Orleans, LA

Kiran Jain       Berkeley, CA

Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James  New York, NY

Ken Jarin        Newtown, PA

Tahir Javed    Beaumont, TX

Rep. Pramila Jayapal Seattle, WA

Shavar Jeffries           Newark, NJ

Leonard Jernigan       Raleigh, NC

Carrie & Coddy Johnson       Pacific Palisades, CA

Eartha & Lonnie Johnson      Spring, TX

Matthew Johnson       Los Angeles, CA

Peter Johnson            Gates Mills, OH

Star Jones      Chicago, IL

Deborah Jospin          Chevy Chase, MD

Karla Jurvetson          Los Altos, CA

Sen. Tim Kaine           Richmond, VA

Sonny Kalsi    New York, NY

Mitchell A. Kamin       Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan Kaplan        San Francisco, CA

Ramesh Kapur           Winchester, MA

Barry Karas    Los Angeles, CA

Brad Karp       New York, NY

Martha Karsh  Beverly Hills, CA

Phil Karsting   Washington, DC

Alex Katz        New York, NY

Jill Alper & David Katz           Grosse Pointe, MI

Jed Katz         Mill Valley, CA

Jeffrey Katzenberg     Los Angeles, CA

Janet Keller    Laguna Beach, CA

Lisa Kelley      Menlo Park, CA

Michael Kempner       New York, NY

Frank Kendall Falls Church, VA

Rep. Joe Kennedy     Boston, MA

Vicki Kennedy            Boston, MA

Vicki Kennedy            Los Angeles, CA

David W. Kenney, Jr. Denver, CO

Walter Kerr     New York, NY

Aleen Keshishian       Los Angeles, CA

Alan C. Kessler          Philadelphia, PA

Dan Kessler   Denver, CO

Amed Khan     Suffern, NY

Shahid Khan   Framingham, MA

Joe Kiani         Irvine, CA

Sheldon Kimber          Walnut, CA

Simon Kirk      New York, NY

Sen. Amy Klobuchar  Minneapolis, MN

Benjamin B. Klubes    Bethesda, MD

Susan & Bill Knapp    Van Meter, IA

Gabriel Kohan            Bethesda, MD

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis      San Francisco, CA

Josh Kramer   Washington, DC

Orin Kramer    Englewood, NJ

Michelle Kraus           Palo Alto, CA

Lisa & Peter A. Kraus            Dallas, TX

Ali & Brian Kreiter       Norwalk, CT

Douglas Krupp           Boston, MA

George Krupp Chestnut Hill, MA

Nicholas Kukrika        East Hampton, NY

Norm Kurz      Bethesda, MD

Sima Ladjevardian     Houston, TX

First Lady Annie & Gov. Ned Lamont           Greenwich, CT

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms           Atlanta, GA

Donna Langley           Los Angeles, CA

Sherry Lansing           Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Laskey      Washington, DC

Alex Lasry      Milwaukee, WI

Marc Lasry     New York, NY

Lindsay Lassman       San Francisco, CA

Paul Laudicina            Scottsdale, AZ

Bonnie Lautenberg     New York, NY

Sam Lauter     San Francisco, CA

Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine   Boston, MA

Susan Leal     San Francisco, CA

Rep. Barbara Lee       Oakland, CA

Dania Leemputte        Chicago, IL

Michael L. Lehr           Philadelphia, PA

Janni Lehrer-Stein      San Francisco, CA

Jon Leibowitz  Bethesda, MD

Brian Lemek   Potomac, MD

Derek Lemke-Von Ammon    Washington, DC

Tom Leonard  Philadelphia, PA

Bel Leong-Hong         Gaithersburg, MD

Alan Leventhal           Boston, MA

Shellie Levin   Miami, FL

William A. Levin          Muir Beach, CA

Clifford B. Levine        Pittsburgh, PA

Amb. Suzan G. LeVine & Eric LeVine          Seattle, WA

Randi & Jeffrey Levine          New York, NY

Ginger Lew     Naples, FL

Loida N. Lewis           New York, NY

James Lieber  Spencertown, NY

Tim Lim           Washington, DC

Jennifer Lin     Los Angeles, CA

Nate Loewentheil       New York, NY

Bonnie Datt & Chris Lowe     New York, NY

Travis Lowe    Washington, DC

Christopher Lu           Arlington, VA

Claire Lucas   Washington, DC

Ellen & Andrew Luger            Minneapolis, MN

Heather Lurie  Denver, CO

Arthur Luxenberg       Great Neck, NY

Tracy & Eric Lynn      Saint Petersburg, FL

Kerman Maddox         Los Angeles, CA

Asif Mahmood            Bradbury, CA

Neil Makhija    Philadelphia, PA

Amb. Noah Mamet     Marina Del Rey, CA

Susan & Stephen Mandel      Greenwich, CT

Chris Mann     New York, NY

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman    Arlington, VA

Giulia Marchiori          London, London

Gov. Jack Markell      Wilmington, DE

Claire DeMatteis & Michael Marquardt         Wilmington, DE

Amb. Capricia Marshall         Washington, DC

Stacy Mason  Palo Alto, CA

Brian Mathis   Hermosa Beach, CA

Rep. Doris O. Matsui Sacramento, CA

Melissa Maxman        Washington, DC

Dorothy McAuliffe      McLean, VA

James McClave         New York, NY

Stephanie McClellan  Philadelphia, PA

Carol Butler & Win McCormack        Portland, OR

Suzanne Sinegal-McGill & Thomas McGill   Medina, WA

Brian McGlinchey      Wilmington, DE

Virginia McGregor      Scranton, PA

David McKean           Washington, DC

Dennis Mehiel White Plains, NY

Alexander Mehran      San Francisco, CA

Aaron Mendelsohn     New York, NY

Laura Michelman        Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Miller New York, NY

John W. Miller Milwaukee, WI

William H. Miller III      Baltimore, MD

Stacey & Eric Mindich           New York, NY

Farooq Mitha  Washington, DC

John Monsky  New York, NY

Rep. Gwen Moore      Milwaukee, WI

Kara Moore     New York, NY

Joyce A. Moorehead  Sterling, VA

John Morgan  Lake Mary, FL

Sarah Morgenthau     Washington, DC

Rep. Seth Moulton     Salem, MA

Nader Mousavi           Los Altos Hills, CA

Scott Mulhauser         Washington, DC

Sen. Chris Murphy     Hartford, CT

  1. Byrne Murphy Chevy Chase, MD

Janee Murphy            Tampa, FL

Rep. Patrick Murphy  Jupiter, FL

First Lady Tammy & Gov. Phil Murphy        Red Bank, NJ

Ryan Murphy  Encino, CA

Georgia Murray          Boston, MA

Heather Murren          Las Vegas, NV

Charles Myers           New York, NY

Liz Naftali        Studio City, CA

Shekar N. Narasimhan          Dunn Loring, VA

Laura DeBonis & Scott A. Nathan    Boston, MA

Marc Nathanson        Beverly Hills, CA

Brandon Neal Washington, DC

Mark Nejame  Windermere, FL

Ana Janaina Nelson   Washington, DC

Grace & Sen. Bill Nelson       Orlando, FL

Glenda Newell-Harris            Oakland, CA

Joyce Newstat           San Francisco, CA

Dominic Ng     Pasadena, CA

Mark Nichols  Little Rock, AR

Thomas Nides            Washington, DC

Steven Nissen           Los Angeles, CA

Suzanne Nossel         New York, NY

Rep. Glenn Nye         Arlington, VA

Roger Nyhus  Seattle, WA

Peter O’Keefe Washington, DC

Todd O’Malley            Scranton, PA

Michael O’Neil            Chicago, IL

Charles M. Oberly III  Wilmington, DE

Steven Okun  Singapore, Singapore

Esther Oppenheimer  Boise, ID

James Ozment           Bethesda, MD

CA Sec. of State Alex Padilla            Porter Ranch, CA

Eduardo Padron         Miami, FL

Lazar Palnick  Pittsburgh, PA

Nalini Pande   Arlington, VA

Hong Pang     Greenwich, CT

Simon Pang    San Gabriel, CA

Amb. Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.  Providence, RI

Eric Paquette  Los Angeles, CA

Deven Parekh            New York, NY

Michael Parham         Seattle, WA

Cookie Parker            View Park, CA

Roshann Parris          Leawood, KS

Satya Patel     Burlingame, CA

Carrin F. Patman        Houston, TX

Sharon L. Patrick       New York, NY

Alan J. Patricof           New York, NY

  1. Cary Patterson Texarkana, TX

Matthew Paul  Des Moines, IA

Nancy & Stephen Paul          Beverly Hills, CA

Jim Pederson Phoenix, AZ

Clay Pell         Providence, RI

Alexis & Laurence Pelosi      Oakland, CA

Carrie Pendolino        Burlingame, CA

Carol Pensky Washington, DC

Dana Perlman            Los Angeles, CA

Douglas H. Phelps     Denver, CO

David Phillips  Irvington, NY

Laurinus Pierre           Miami, FL

Patrick Pinschmidt     Alexandria, VA

Tara Pinto       Rockville, MD

Leah Pisar      New York, NY

Charlie Pohlad            Minneapolis, MN

Rebecca & Robert Pohlad     Minneapolis, MN

Gov. Jared Polis        Denver, CO

Joseph Power            Chicago, IL

Rahul Prakash           San Francisco, CA

Paula Pretlow San Francisco, CA

Lisa S. Primus            New York, NY

Lisa S. Pritzker           San Francisco, CA

Penny S. Pritzker       Chicago, IL

Melissa Prober           Brooklyn, NY

Nicholas Prouty         San Juan, PR

Chuck Pruitt   Shorewood, WI

William Pugh   Bethesda, MD

Allison Putala  Washington, DC

Christian Quilici          Arlington, VA

Phil Mercado & Todd Quinn  Los Angeles, CA

Norman Radow          Atlanta, GA

Bryan Rafanelli           Boston, MA

Deepak D. Raj           Princeton, NJ

Amb. Azita Raji           Belvedere, CA

Erik Ramanathan       Wayland, MA

Rion Ramirez  Bainbridge Island, WA

Lorna & Wade Randlett         San Francisco, CA

Madhavan Rangaswami        San Francisco, CA

Deborah & Ronald Ratner     Cleveland, OH

Micki & Michael Rawlings      Dallas, TX

Phil Recht       Los Angeles, CA

Heidi Crebo-Rediker & Doug Rediker          Washington, DC

Clinton T. Reilly          San Francisco, CA

Gov. Ed Rendell         Philadelphia, PA

Joyce E. Rey Beverly Hills, CA

Amb. Julissa Reynoso          New York, NY

Joseph F. Rice           Mount Pleasant, SC

Katherine Rice           Mill Valley, CA

Rep. Cedric Richmond          New Orleans, LA

Margaret Crotty & Rory Riggs          New York, NY

John Roberti   Bethesda, MD

Diane M. Robertson   Carrboro, NC

Stephanie Robinson   Kentfield, CA

Robert Roche Las Vegas, NV

Desiree G. Rogers     Chicago, IL

John W. Rogers, Jr.   Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Roh     Seattle, WA

Susan Roos   Foster City, CA

Eric Rosand   Washington, DC

State Sen. Jim Rosapepe      Washington, DC

Daniel Rosen  New York, NY

Marvin Rosen New York, NY

Lee Rosenberg          Chicago, IL

Lizanne Rosenstein   New York, NY

Peter Rosenstein       Washington, DC

Jennie Rosenthal       Cincinnati, OH

Jon Rotenberg           Boston, MA

Shannon Rotenberg   Burbank, CA

Evan Roth      New York, NY

Tom Rothman Los Angeles, CA

Neil Rothstein Redwood City, CA

Stefanie Roumeliotes San Francisco, CA

Cindy Rowe    Brookline, MA

Ali Rubin         Washington, DC

Sec. Robert Rubin     New York, NY

Rusty Rueff    Burlingame, CA

Lauren Ruettimann     Raleigh, NC

Brooke & David Rusenko      San Francisco, CA

Evan Ryan     Washington, DC

Timothy Ryan Washington, DC

Javier Saade  Washington, DC

Haim Saban    Los Angeles, CA

Juan Sabater  New York, NY

Bijan Sabet     Weston, MA

David Sacerdote        Palo Alto, CA

Michael Sacks           Chicago, IL

Faiza Saeed   New York, NY

Thomas L. Safran      Los Angeles, CA

Alex Sagan     Cambridge, MA

Joseph Sakran           Fairfax Station, VA

Sec. Ken Salazar       Denver, CO

Lillian Salerno Frisco, TX

Jill & David Sanford   Bronxville, NY

Mark Robertson & Michael Sanzone            Glen Ridge, NJ

Amb. Miriam Sapiro    Washington, DC

Hon. Lynn Schenk     La Jolla, CA

Rep. Adam Schiff       Los Angeles, CA

Rep. Brad Schneider Deerfield, IL

Susan Ness & Lawrence Schneider Bethesda, MD

Susan Schoenfeld Harrington           London, Westminster

Elizabeth Schrayer     Rockville, MD

Michael Schrum         Washington, DC

Elaine Schuster          Boston, MA

Mark Schuster           Boston, MA

Eric Schwerin Washington, DC

Jason A. Scott           New York, NY

Shonda Scott  Oakland, CA

Fred Sears     Wilmington, DE

Amb. Theodore Sedgwick     Marshall, VA

David M. Seldin          St Petersburg, FL

Amb. Peter Selfridge  Washington, DC

Russell Semmel         New York, NY

Radhika Shah Palo Alto, CA

Raj Shah         Seattle, WA

Rajan Shah     New York, NY

Rep. Donna Shalala   Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Shallman         Los Angeles, CA

Elaine Shamir Santa Monica, CA

Daniel Shapiro            Houston, TX

Gina Shapiro  Philadelphia, PA

Laura Shell     Beverly Hills, CA

Albert Shen     Southlake, TX

Rob Shepardson        Chappaqua, NY

Linda Rae Sher          Chicago, IL

Rep. Brad Sherman   Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Piedmont, CA

Kimberly & Jon Shirley          Medina, WA

Virginia Shore Washington, DC

Mark Shriver   Bethesda, MD

Mark Siegel    Rehoboth Beach, DE

Timothy Silard            Oakland, CA

Daniel Silverberg        Washington, DC

Robert Silvers            Washington, DC

Ian Simmons  Cambridge, MA

John Simmons           Alton, IL

Deborah Simon          Carmel, IN

Elizabeth Simons       Atherton, CA

Terron Sims    Arlington, VA

William Singer Chicago, IL

Jill & Raj Singh           Bellevue, WA

Richard Sirota            Irvington, NY

Gretchen Sisson        San Francisco, CA

Michael Skelly            Houston, TX

Karen Skelton Sacramento, CA

Alex Slater      Washington, DC

Samuel Slater Boston, MA

Harry Sloan    Woodland Hills, CA

Elizabeth Slossberg   Aspen, CO

Bill Smith         Washington, DC

Brad Smith      Bellevue, WA

Chip Smith      Washington, DC

Edward Smith Washington, DC

Rear Admiral Michael Smith  Annandale, VA

Todd A. Smith Chicago, IL

Robyn M. Smyers      Shaker Heights, OH

Mary E. Snapp           Seattle, WA

Andrew Snyder          New York, NY

Jay T. Snyder New York, NY

Amb. Nancy Soderberg         Jacksonville Beach, FL

Arthur Solomon          Providence, RI

Ken A. Solomon         Pacific Palisades, CA

Amb. Alan D. Solomont         Weston, MA

Mohamed Soltan        Fairfax, VA

Jonathan A. Soros     New York, NY

Andy Spahn    Los Angeles, CA

Janice C. Spector      Lewes, DE

Rep. Jackie Speier    Burlingame, CA

Mark Spengler            Washington, DC

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Amb. Carl Spielvogel          New York, NY

Ashley Spillane          Washington, DC

Steven Spinner          Atherton, CA

Sen. Debbie Stabenow          East Lansing, MI

Wendy & Marc R. Stanley     Dallas, TX

Andrew Starling          Orlando, FL

Amy & Rob Stavis     Larchmont, NY

Andrea Dew Steele    San Francisco, CA

Bobby L. Stein            Jacksonville, FL

Eric Stein        Palo Alto, CA

David Steinberg         Washington, DC

Joshua L. Steiner       New York, NY

Erich Stephens          Providence, RI

Susan Stern   New York, NY

Jane & Bill Stetson     Norwich, VT

Thomas Steyer          San Francisco, CA

Richard Stoff  Bexley, OH

Tina Stow       Washington, DC

Leo Strine       Hockessin, DE

Scott Stuber   Los Angeles, CA

Victoria Suarez-Palomo         Denver, CO

Daniel Suleiman         Chevy Chase, MD

Hon. Caroline Sullivan           Raleigh, NC

Margaret Sullivan       Washington, DC

Sally Susman New York, NY

Rep. Eric Swalwell     Dublin, CA

Richard Swig, Jr.       San Francisco, CA

Roselyne “Cissie” Swig         San Francisco, CA

Mary Green Swig & Steven Swig     San Francisco, CA

Dilawar Syed  Redwood City, CA

David Tafuri    Washington, DC

Ramon Tallaj  Paramus, NJ

Laura Talmus Kentfield, CA

Brett Tanzman            Short Hills, NJ

Michèle & Kenneth Taylor     Atlanta, GA

Cooper Teboe            Woodside, CA

Ursula C. Terrasi       Weatherby Lake, MO

Nidhi Thakar   Portland, OR

Corey Then    University City, MO

Kenny D. Thompson, Jr.       Washington, DC

Tomicah Tillemann     Falls Church, VA

William Titelman         Palm Beach, FL

Andrew Tobias           New York, NY

Dennis Toner  Rehoboth Beach, DE

Attorney General William Tong         Stamford, CT

Mariella & Michael Trager      Washington, DC

Glen Tullman  Chicago, IL

David S. Turetsky      Albany, NY

Susan & Michael Turpen       Oklahoma City, OK

Maria Hummer-Tuttle & Bob Tuttle    Irvine, CA

Marcie Tuttle   Orinda, CA

Sen. Tom Udall          Corrales, NM

Alex Vaccaro  Gladwyne, PA

Christopher Van Es   Washington, DC

Ryan Vangrack          Chicago, IL

Jon Vein         Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Rep. Filemon Vela      Brownsville, TX

Juan Verde     San Juan, PR

Barbara & John L. Vogelstein           New York, NY

Josh Wachs   Washington, DC

Judith Wagner            Cherry Hills Village, CO

Kenneth Wainstein     Alexandria, VA

Dana Walden  Los Angeles, CA

Mary Ann Walker       Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Mara Wallace Palo Alto, CA

Diana Walsh   Palo Alto, CA

Mayor Martin Walsh   Dorchester, MA

Mikal C. Watts            San Antonio, TX

Cynthia Telles & Joe Waz     Los Angeles, CA

William Webster         Spartanburg, SC

Richard Weiner          Washington, DC

Andrew Weinstein      Parkland, FL

Perry Weitz     Halesite, NY

Kathleen Welch          Washington, DC

Mark Weld      Manchester, MA

Peter Shields & Ace Werner Arlington, VA

Tony West      San Francisco, CA

Steve Westly  Menlo Park, CA

Maureen White           New York, NY

Linda Whitlock            Newton, MA

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer        Lansing, MI

Richard Wilcox           Roma, RM

David Wilhelm            Bexley, OH

John Eddie Williams   Houston, TX

Kelly Williams Palm Beach, FL

Whitney Williams        Missoula, MT

Robert Wolf    Purchase, NY

Gov. Tom Wolf           York, PA

Nicole Elkon & Neal Wolin     Washington, DC

Amb. Lee Wolosky     Scarsdale, NY

David Worley  Peachtree City, GA

Jeff Worthe     Santa Monica, CA

Dennis Wu      San Francisco, CA

Nathaniel Yap Pittsburgh, PA

Hon. Sally Yates        Atlanta, GA

Nathanael Yohannes Seattle, WA

Sharon Young            Dallas, TX

Sharon & Kneeland Youngblood       Dallas, TX

Zaid Zaid         Washington, DC

Kinney Zalesne          Washington, DC

Lynn Hubbard & David Zapolsky      Seattle, WA

Julie Zebrak    Bethesda, MD

Allison Zelman            Washington, DC

Mary & Jeff Zients      Washington, DC

Adam Zurofsky          New York, NY

Marc Zwillinger           Bethesda, MD

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To organize an event that produces $100,000+ for a U.S. Presidential candidate is not like organizing or funding a PAC for the candidate, but it’s the bargain-basement way to buy a piece of that person. Like I previously reported (on 26 January 2020, before any of the caucuses and primaries):

On 27 November 2007, C-Span showed a Joe Biden Town Hall. A brief clip from that was posted online as “User Clip: Joe Biden 2007, Money in Politics”, and here’s my transcription from what I consider to be the most revealing (about Biden’s values) part of it:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4817532/user-clip-joe-biden-2007-money-politics&start=3322

“User Clip: Joe Biden 2007, Money in Politics”

27 November 2007, Iowa Town Hall

(0:40-) “People who accept money [from lobbyists] aren’t bad people. But it’s human nature. You go out and bundle $250,000 for me, all legal, and then you call me after I am elected, and say “I would like to come and talk about something.” You didn’t buy me, but it’s human nature, you helped me. I’m going to say, “Sure, come on in.” … What it does mean, it means that the front of the line is always filled by people whose pockets are filled, people who are special interests. Most of you are no part of any special interest.”

He went on there to promise that if elected President he will change that, by campaigning constantly (AFTER winning the Presidency — not BEFORE) against the corrupt system which had made him President. He thinks that his audience will believe in the tooth-fairy, if only he tells them that the tooth-fairy exists and that he’s it. The deceptive irrelevant line from all of the corrupt candidates is the same: “I’m the most electable one!” But corrupt people constantly lie, and nobody is actually certain whom the “most electable” one is; but that’s really not even the question here. What the Democratic primaries are actually about isn’t about beating Trump. He’s not even a candidate in the Democratic primaries. They’re not about ‘beating Donald Trump’, but instead about whom the person will be that’s going to be running against Trump in the general election. The primaries won’t be selecting the next President. They will only narrow the field of contenders, to two. Which two? That’s the question here.

Of course, lots of Democrats think that any Democrat will be better than Trump. And lots of Republicans believe that Trump is better than any Democrat.

Biden was talking there regarding not the billionaires but the merely wealthy and well-connected individuals who had raised in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for him — each one of them.

The billionaires aren’t in “the front of the line,” nor even in any “line”; they are instead maybe visitors for private meetings with the President, or else on the phone with him, or else (if the matter is illegal) maybe sending one’s private agent to meet privately with that billionaire’s private agent. This is how the business of the U.S. Government — the business of America’s ‘democracy’ — is getting done, nowadays. My own guess is that the two biggest owners of Joe Biden now are Michael Bloomberg (representing mainly the financial industries or “Wall Street”) and Bernard Schwartz (representing mainly the military industries or “MIC”).

As for any mere voter, that person gets his or her ‘news’ from corporations that are owned by and/or serve the billionaires (such as Bloomberg or Schwartz or Bezos or Musk or etc.), and gets his or her views from that ‘news’, so is less than being a pawn on the American chessboard, where that aristocracy are  the ‘king’. The country is jointly controlled by the Republican billionaires and the Democratic billionaires.

A reasonable expectation would be that Biden will serve the billionaires, though his rhetoric will be phrased to be acceptable to the voters. So, that will be no basic change. America will remain an aristocracy, no democracy.

Some of the top owners of America’s President-Elect Joe Biden are entirely secret because a corrupt U.S. Supreme Court, in the infamous 2010 Citizens United case, encouraged not only corruption but corruption that’s entirely secret or “dark money.” However, most of the individuals who purchased Biden to become the U.S. President did so under the previously existing laws, which require public reporting of their donations.

Here, then, are the top ten publicly known donors to the Biden campaign, but these are all via some sort of Political Action Committee or PAC, and therefore most are in conjunction with other billionaires and centi-millionaires, instead of entirely solo donations:

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https://www.opensecrets.org/2020-presidential-race/joe-biden/contributors?id=N00001669

Top Contributors, federal election data for Joe Biden, 2020 cycle

totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Contributor      Total

Bloomberg LP [Michael Bloomberg] $56,796,137

Future Forward USA [largely Dustin Moskowitz] $29,917,229

Priorities USA/Priorities USA Action [Hillary backers] $25,841,199

Asana  [Moskowitz & Rosenstein] $21,937,902

Sixteen Thirty Fund [dark money] $19,874,655

Democracy PAC [George Soros] $19,000,000

Senate Majority PAC [Democratic billionaires] $12,371,874

American Bridge 21st Century [largely Soros] $10,260,573

Paloma Partners [Donald Sussman] $9,016,248

Euclidean Capital [James Simons] $7,006,805

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The 11th-largest (which will now be shown) happens to be not Democratic billionaires but Republican billionaires. However, Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican Mayor of NYC, was Biden’s largest donor, and therefore could also be considered to be a Republican donor to Biden’s campaign.

Defending Democracy Together [Republican billionaires] $6,776,862

In other words: the distinction between Republican billionaires and Democratic billionaires is no longer quite clear. Although the manicured PR for each of the two major Parties accentuates the ideological differences between the two, those differences have greatly decreased, except that on the U.S. Supreme Court the Republican ‘Justices’ are far-right (extremist conservatives) whereas the Democratic ‘Justices’ are centrist (liberals). None are, at all, progressives. Progressives don’t exist on that Court. The numbers and natures of that Court’s unanimous decisions make clear that no leftist jurist (progressive or otherwise) sits there. Whereas some billionaires are centrist and others are far-right, none are any sort of leftist. Nor does any leftist candidate for national political office receive any donation from any billionaire but only from poor and middle-class donors. Both of America’s Parties represent mainly the interests of billionaires, and this has been documented in the only scientific studies that have been done of the subject. America is an aristocracy not a democracy.

In addition to those and other donations that were made either entirely or mainly by particular billionaires, Biden’s campaign utilized “bundlers,” or well-connected wealthy individuals who invited other well-connected wealthy individuals to their private fund-raising parties for Biden’s campaign; and the list that the Biden campaign assembled of all its bundlers who raised at least $100,000 for the campaign will be presented here. However, first will be noted the hostile reader-comments reactions when the early version of this list — which then was of bundlers who had raised at least $25,000 for the campaign — was made public at the Democratic Party website which is written and run by Taegan Goddard, “Political Wire,” which headlined on 27 December 2019, prior even to the earliest of all the state primaries and caucuses, “Biden Discloses His Bundlers”, and the 36 reader-comments there were overwhelmingly hostile, such as “Gee Taegan, could you make it seem any more suspicious and improper?” Those readers were angry that a Democratic Party news-site would publish an indication that their Party utilizes the same corrupt practices that the Republican billionaires’ Party does. They weren’t grateful for the non-partisan information they had just received, but wanted it not to have been made public. No other news-site did publish it — only Goddard’s site did. And, when, at the end of all of the campaigns the Biden organization issued its legally obligatory final financial reports, on 1 November 2020, neither Goddard nor any other news-site published it: “Once burned, twice shy,” and Goddard didn’t want to get “burned” again.

 

So, here is that final list, of the 902 Biden bundlers who raised over $100,000 each for him — totaling at least $902,000,000 for him — (which list has never before been published, except at its source):

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https://joebiden.com/asmfr200830jkl/#

https://archive.is/AIq8S

“VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISERS” [listed on 1 November 2020]

The following individuals have raised at least $100,000 for our campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees:

Name  City, State

Daniel Abbasi Riverside, CT

Jamal Abdi      Arlington, VA

Kevin Abel      Atlanta, GA

Joyce A. Aboussie     Saint Louis, MO

Alyson L. Abramowitz            Sunnyvale, CA

Thomas Abt    Cambridge, MA

Jerry Acker    Huntington Woods, MI

Karen R. Adler           New York, NY

Matthew L. Adler        Miami Beach, FL

Michael M. Adler        Coral Gables, FL

Sara & Robert Adler   Washington, DC

Ijaz Ahmad      Old Westbury, NY

Matthew Aks  Washington, DC

David Alberga La Jolla, CA

Andrew Albertson      Washington, DC

John D. Aldock          Bethesda, MD

Valerie Alexander       Chicago, IL

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks          Upper Marlboro, MD

Roger C. Altman        New York, NY

Wa’el Alzayat             Washington, DC

Joyce Amico  Aspen, CO

Hady Amr       Arlington, VA

Jennifer Anderson      Los Angeles, CA

Robert Mailer Anderson         San Francisco, CA

Philip Angelides          Sacramento, CA

Mark Angelson           New York, NY

Paulette Aniskoff        Washington, DC

Mark Arabo     San Diego, CA

Robert Arbour Los Angeles, CA

Joe Asher       Las Vegas, NV

Sen. Toni Atkins         San Diego, CA

Scott Atlas      Houston, TX

Magalie & Jean-Philippe Austin         New York, NY

Amb. Nicole Avant     Encino, CA

Felice Axelrod            New York, NY

Kenneth Baer Bethesda, MD

Amb. Elizabeth Bagley           Washington, DC

Bela Bajaria    Studio City, CA

Laura Day & Frank Baker     New York, NY

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Madison, WI

John Ballon     Glendale, CA

Marcia Balonick         Highland Park, IL

Amy Banse     Philadelphia, PA

Amb. Robert C. Barber          Cambridge, MA

Brice & Houston Barnes        Tallahassee, FL

Judith Barnett Washington, DC

Roger Barnett West Palm Beach, FL

Lisa Blue Baron          Dallas, TX

Mayor Tom Barrett     Milwaukee, WI

Natalie & Brett Barth  Garden City, NY

Amb. Matthew Barzun           Louisville, KY

Jeremy Bash  Chevy Chase, MD

Amb. Denise Bauer    Belvedere, CA

Jonathan Baum          Mission Hills, KS

Rep. Joyce Beatty     Blacklick, OH

Attorney General Xavier Becerra      Los Angeles, CA

Amb. Colleen Bell       Los Angeles, CA

Sen. Michael F. Bennet         Denver, CO

Mitchell W. Berger      Ft Lauderdale, FL

Jim Berman    New York, NY

Joshua Berman          Chevy Chase, MD

Andi Bernstein            Pasadena, CA

Hildy Kuryk & Jarrod Bernstein        Brooklyn, NY

Peter J. Beshar          Rye, NY

Megan C. Beyer         Alexandria, VA

Shailen Bhatt  Washington, DC

Ajay Bhutoria  Fremont, CA

Jeffrey P. Bialos         Mc Lean, VA

Elisa & Robert Bildner           Livingston, NJ

Eryn Bingle     Riverside, CT

Adam Blackwell         Washington, DC

Janet A. Blanchard    Beverly Hills, MI

Lisa & Jeff Blau          New York, NY

Amb. Jeffrey Bleich    Piedmont, CA

Amb. Alan Blinken      Ketchum, ID

Leslie Bluhm   Chicago, IL

Neil Bluhm      Chicago, IL

Sen. Dianne Feinstein & Richard C. Blum    San Francisco, CA

Matthew Blumenthal   Stamford, CT

Michael Blumenthal    Nashville, TN

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester    Wilmington, DE

Elan Blutinger Washington, DC

Dayna Bochco           Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Boies      New York, NY

Amb. Amy Bondurant Key West, FL

Mary Pat Bonner        Washington, DC

Carol N. Bonnie          San Francisco, CA

Rob Bonta      Alameda, CA

Sen. Cory Booker      Newark, NJ

Ahmed Boomrod        Dearborn, MI

Paul Boskind  New York, NY

Beverly Bove  Wilmington, DE

Crandall & Erskine Bowles    Charlotte, NC

Jill Louis & Randy Bowman   Dallas, TX

Bob Brady      Wilmington, DE

Peter Bragdon            Portland, OR

Jake Braun     Chicago, IL

Bob Satawake & Amb. Wally Brewster        Dallas, TX

William J. Brodsky     Chicago, IL

Rep. Anthony G. Brown        Bowie, MD

Jordan C. Brown        Los Angeles, CA

Gov. Kate Brown       Portland, OR

Kristin Brown  Arlington, VA

Sam Brown     Silver Spring, MD

Sam Brown     Basalt, CO

Russell Budd  Dallas, TX

Lauren Budding          Brookline, MA

Susie Tompkins Buell            San Francisco, CA

Jules Buenabenta      San Marino, CA

Susie Buffett   Omaha, NE

Molly Buford   Washington, DC

Doug Bunch   Washington, DC

Ronald Burd   Bala Cynwyd, PA

Jonathan Burgstone   San Francisco, CA

Ebs Burnough            London, London

Sean Burton   Los Angeles, CA

Mayor Pete Buttigieg  South Bend, IN

Bradley Butwin           Old Westbury, NY

Brook Byers   Menlo Park, CA

Owen Byrd     Palo Alto, CA

Andrew C. Byrnes     Redwood City, CA

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz     Middletown, CT

Sonya & Tom Campion         Seattle, WA

Trisha Cardoso          Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Carnahan     Saint Louis, MO

James Carney           Washington, DC

Lea Carpenter            New York, NY

Martha & Sen. Tom Carper   Wilmington, DE

Leonard Carr  West Orange, NJ

Michael Carusi           Palo Alto, CA

Sen. Bob Casey         Scranton, PA

Yolanda Cash Jackson         Hialeah, FL

Eric Casher    Albany, CA

Timothy Ceis  Seattle, WA

Ann Mei Chang          Washington, DC

James S. Chanos      New York, NY

Swadesh Chatterjee  Cary, NC

Mike Cherry    Chicago, IL

Richard A. Chesley    Chicago, IL

Mark Chorazak          New York, NY

Rep. Judy Chu           Los Angeles, CA

Robert Clark   Saint Louis, MO

Robert A. Clifford       Chicago, IL

David G. Clunie          New York, NY

Regina Montoya & Paul Coggins      Dallas, TX

Andrew Cohen           Los Altos, CA

Bruce Cohen  New York, NY

David Cohen  Chevy Chase, MD

David Cohen  Philadelphia, PA

Jason S. Cohen         Saint Louis, MO

Phyllis Cohen Houston, TX

Sen. Dick Cohen        Saint Paul, MN

Isobel Coleman          Locust Valley, NY

Michael Coleman       Columbus, OH

Conway Collis            Pasadena, CA

Josh Connolly            Washington, DC

John M. Connors, Jr. Boston, MA

Ron Conway  San Francisco, CA

Sen. Chris Coons      Wilmington, DE

Jeffrey Coopersmith  Seattle, WA

John Cordisco            Newtown, PA

Michael Smith & Amb. James Costos          Santa Monica, CA

Jackson Cox  Johnson City, TN

Morgan Cox    Dallas, TX

Stephen Cozen          Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Grasseschi & Tony Crabb  Healdsburg, CA

Eric Cramer    Philadelphia, PA

Sheila Creal    Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Claire Cronin     North Easton, MA

Daniel Cruise  New York, NY

John Crumpler           Durham, NC

Rep. Henry Cuellar    Laredo, TX

David Culver  Washington, DC

Nelson Cunningham  Washington, DC

Brooks Cutter West Sacramento, CA

Ryan Cwach  Yankton, SD

Gary Czaplewski       Fox Point, WI

Fatema Dahodwala    Andover, MA

Bartholomew J. Dalton          Wilmington, DE

Margaret & Sec. John Dalton            Washington, DC

Lee Daniels    Los Angeles, CA

Rep. Sharice Davids  Roeland Park, KS

Eric Dayton    Wayzata, MN

Rep. Deb Haaland     Albuquerque, NM

Carlos Del Toro          Alexandria, VA

April McLean Delaney & Rep. John Delaney           Potomac, MD

Kath Delaney  Kensington, CA

Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro           New Haven, CT

Anastasia Dellaccio   Washington, DC

Rep. Val Demings      Orlando, FL

Anita Denning Takoma Park, MD

Bill Derrough   Brooklyn, NY

Steve Dettelbach       Solon, OH

Rep. Ted Deutch        Boca Raton, FL

Rep. Debbie Dingell   Dearborn, MI

Evan Dobelle  Pittsfield, MA

John Doerr     San Carlos, CA

Sean Domnick           Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Amb. Eileen Donahoe            Portola Valley, CA

Michael Donatelli        Chicago, IL

Mark Donig     Atherton, CA

Sen. Joe Donnelly      Granger, IN

John Driscoll  Stamford, CT

Joy Drucker   Washington, DC

Sen. Tammy Duckworth        Chicago, IL

Patricia Duff    New York, NY

Shefali Razdan Duggal          San Francisco, CA

Mayor Mike Duggan   Detroit, MI

Sen. Dick Durbin        Springfield, IL

Fred DuVal     Phoenix, AZ

Pamela Eakes            Seattle, WA

Leni Eccles     Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Blair W. Effron            New York, NY

Paul Egermann          Weston, MA

Roger Ehrenberg       New York, NY

Kimberly Marteau Emerson & Amb. John Emerson            Beverly Hills, CA

Robert Epstein           Boston, MA

Joseph Eyer   Washington, DC

Marisa Faitelson         Buffalo, NY

Joseph L. Falk           Miami, FL

Sim Farar        Woodland Hills, CA

Mark Feierstein          Arlington, VA

Jonathan Feigelson    Bronx, NY

Henry Muñoz & Kyle Ferari-Muñoz   San Antonio, TX

Genine & Josh Fidler Naples, FL

Steven Fineman         New York, NY

Sam Fischer   Encino, CA

Jon Fisher      Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Andrew Fishman        Sag Harbor, NY

Paul Fishman Montclair, NJ

Michael Fleming         Los Angeles, CA

Wayne Flick   Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Michèle Flournoy           Bethesda, MD

Cynthia & Edsel Ford Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Chip Forrester            Nashville, TN

Rep. Bill Foster          Naperville, IL

David Fraga    Brooklyn, NY

Atticus Francken        Normal, IL

Amb. Meryl Frank      Highland Park, NJ

Sophie Lynn & David Frederick        McLean, VA

Vicky Free      Matthews, NC

Bill Freeman   Nashville, TN

Commissioner Nikki Fried     Tallahassee, FL

Anita Friedman           San Francisco, CA

Bart Friedman New York, NY

David L. Friedman      Boulder, CO

Vincent Frillici Washington, DC

Carol & Louis W. Frillman      Seattle, WA

Rep. Martin Frost       Alexandria, VA

Shanti A. Fry  Cambridge, MA

Glen S. Fukushima    Washington, DC

Amb. Edward Gabriel Washington, DC

Rep. Ruben Gallego  Phoenix, AZ

Lise Strickler & Mark Gallogly           New York, NY

Barbara Gamson       Houston, TX

Mayor Eric Garcetti    Los Angeles, CA

Amb. Tony Gardner   London, UK

Laetitia Garriott De Cayeux   Austin, TX

Kathleen Gasperine   Concord, MA

Victoria Gavito           Austin, TX

Susie & Michael Gelman       Chevy Chase, MD

Mike Gerber   Philadelphia, PA

Vanessa Getty           San Francisco, CA

Jim Gianopulos          Beverly Hills, CA

Amb. Gordon Giffin    Atlanta, GA

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie     Los Angeles, CA

Nancy & Amb. Mark Gilbert  Park City, UT

John Gile        Los Angeles, CA

Scott Miller & Tim Gill Denver, CO

Michael Gilmore         Spokane, WA

Merle & Barry Ginsburg         Stuart, FL

Libby & Amb. Mark Gitenstein          Seattle, WA

Catherine & Brent Gledhill     Chicago, IL

Robert J. Glovsky      Boston, MA

Daniel Goetzel            Bethesda, MD

Matt Gold        Bethesda, MD

Barbara Goldberg Goldman  Potomac, MD

Jill Goldman    Los Angeles, CA

John D. Goldman       Atherton, CA

Steven M. Goldman   New York, NY

Claire & Brian Goldsmith       Beverly Hills, CA

Russell Goldsmith      Beverly Hills, CA

Alicia Goldstein          New York, NY

Eric Goldstein Brooklyn, NY

Ehren Gonzales         Fenton, MI

Basil Gooden  Richmond, VA

Barry Goodman         Farmington Hills, MI

Bob Goodman            Mamaroneck, NY

Sherri Goodman         Washington, DC

Gail Gordon    Phoenix, AZ

Felice Gorordo           Coral Gables, FL

Barry Gosin    Bedford Corners, NY

Ilene Gotts      New York, NY

Jonathan Gray           New York, NY

Gabriele & Jonathan Greenwald       Mc Lean, VA

Rep. Jim Greenwood New Hope, PA

Chad Griffin    Los Angeles, CA

Kathleen Grillo            Arlington, VA

Jane Whitney & Lindsey Gruson      Washington, CT

Patrick Guarasci        Milwaukee, WI

Jeffrey Gural  New York, NY

Jeremiah F. Hallisey  San Francisco, CA

Nora Halpern  Bethesda, MD

James Halpert            Washington, DC

Amb. Pamela Hamamoto       Mill Valley, CA

Carol Hamilton           Beverly Hills, CA

William Hammack      New Orleans, LA

Taylor Hanex  New York, NY

Kari & Craig Hanson  Menlo Park, CA

Maria & Jeff Harleston           Los Angeles, CA

Deborah L. Harmon   Chevy Chase, MD

Hon. Richard Harpootlian      Columbia, SC

Peter Harrell   Atlanta, GA

Scott B. Harris           Marshall, VA

Amb. Jane Hartley     New York, NY

Evan Haymes            New York, NY

Andrew B. Hayward   San Francisco, CA

Tiffany & Alexander Heckler Miami Beach, FL

Melissa K. Hedden     Columbus, OH

Sen. Martin Heinrich  Albuquerque, NM

Caitlin Heising            Atherton, CA

Rebecca Heller          Piedmont, CA

Joyce Hendricks        Warren, NJ

Tom Hendrickson      Zebulon, NC

Jonathan Henes         New York, NY

Stephen Herrmann     Wilmington, DE

Vicki & Amb. Bruce Heyman Chicago, IL

Amb. Douglas Hickey            San Francisco, CA

Rep. Jim Himes         Cos Cob, CT

Galen Hines-Pierce   Houston, TX

Philip Hinkle    Washington, DC

Sen. Mazie Hirono      Honolulu, HI

Hon. Fred Hochberg  Miami Beach, FL

Michael Hochman      Chadds Ford, PA

Roger Hochschild      Winnetka, IL

Reid Hoffman San Francisco, CA

Andrew Hohns           Philadelphia, PA

Andy Holland  Omaha, NE

Robert R. Hoopes, Jr.           Bethesda, MD

Andrew Howard         Los Angeles, CA

Chrisette & Reginald Hudlin  Beverly Hills, CA

Mabelle & John C. Hueston   Corona Del Mar, CA

Rep. Jared Huffman   San Rafael, CA

Brandon Hurlbut         Venice, CA

Nomaan Husain         Houston, TX

Asti Hustvedt  New York, NY

Susie Hwang  Palo Alto, CA

Frank Islam    Potomac, MD

Rep. Steve Israel       Oyster Bay, NY

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee      Houston, TX

Leslie Jacobs New Orleans, LA

Kiran Jain       Berkeley, CA

Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James  New York, NY

Ken Jarin        Newtown, PA

Tahir Javed    Beaumont, TX

Rep. Pramila Jayapal Seattle, WA

Shavar Jeffries           Newark, NJ

Leonard Jernigan       Raleigh, NC

Carrie & Coddy Johnson       Pacific Palisades, CA

Eartha & Lonnie Johnson      Spring, TX

Matthew Johnson       Los Angeles, CA

Peter Johnson            Gates Mills, OH

Star Jones      Chicago, IL

Deborah Jospin          Chevy Chase, MD

Karla Jurvetson          Los Altos, CA

Sen. Tim Kaine           Richmond, VA

Sonny Kalsi    New York, NY

Mitchell A. Kamin       Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan Kaplan        San Francisco, CA

Ramesh Kapur           Winchester, MA

Barry Karas    Los Angeles, CA

Brad Karp       New York, NY

Martha Karsh  Beverly Hills, CA

Phil Karsting   Washington, DC

Alex Katz        New York, NY

Jill Alper & David Katz           Grosse Pointe, MI

Jed Katz         Mill Valley, CA

Jeffrey Katzenberg     Los Angeles, CA

Janet Keller    Laguna Beach, CA

Lisa Kelley      Menlo Park, CA

Michael Kempner       New York, NY

Frank Kendall Falls Church, VA

Rep. Joe Kennedy     Boston, MA

Vicki Kennedy            Boston, MA

Vicki Kennedy            Los Angeles, CA

David W. Kenney, Jr. Denver, CO

Walter Kerr     New York, NY

Aleen Keshishian       Los Angeles, CA

Alan C. Kessler          Philadelphia, PA

Dan Kessler   Denver, CO

Amed Khan     Suffern, NY

Shahid Khan   Framingham, MA

Joe Kiani         Irvine, CA

Sheldon Kimber          Walnut, CA

Simon Kirk      New York, NY

Sen. Amy Klobuchar  Minneapolis, MN

Benjamin B. Klubes    Bethesda, MD

Susan & Bill Knapp    Van Meter, IA

Gabriel Kohan            Bethesda, MD

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis      San Francisco, CA

Josh Kramer   Washington, DC

Orin Kramer    Englewood, NJ

Michelle Kraus           Palo Alto, CA

Lisa & Peter A. Kraus            Dallas, TX

Ali & Brian Kreiter       Norwalk, CT

Douglas Krupp           Boston, MA

George Krupp Chestnut Hill, MA

Nicholas Kukrika        East Hampton, NY

Norm Kurz      Bethesda, MD

Sima Ladjevardian     Houston, TX

First Lady Annie & Gov. Ned Lamont           Greenwich, CT

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms           Atlanta, GA

Donna Langley           Los Angeles, CA

Sherry Lansing           Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Laskey      Washington, DC

Alex Lasry      Milwaukee, WI

Marc Lasry     New York, NY

Lindsay Lassman       San Francisco, CA

Paul Laudicina            Scottsdale, AZ

Bonnie Lautenberg     New York, NY

Sam Lauter     San Francisco, CA

Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine   Boston, MA

Susan Leal     San Francisco, CA

Rep. Barbara Lee       Oakland, CA

Dania Leemputte        Chicago, IL

Michael L. Lehr           Philadelphia, PA

Janni Lehrer-Stein      San Francisco, CA

Jon Leibowitz  Bethesda, MD

Brian Lemek   Potomac, MD

Derek Lemke-Von Ammon    Washington, DC

Tom Leonard  Philadelphia, PA

Bel Leong-Hong         Gaithersburg, MD

Alan Leventhal           Boston, MA

Shellie Levin   Miami, FL

William A. Levin          Muir Beach, CA

Clifford B. Levine        Pittsburgh, PA

Amb. Suzan G. LeVine & Eric LeVine          Seattle, WA

Randi & Jeffrey Levine          New York, NY

Ginger Lew     Naples, FL

Loida N. Lewis           New York, NY

James Lieber  Spencertown, NY

Tim Lim           Washington, DC

Jennifer Lin     Los Angeles, CA

Nate Loewentheil       New York, NY

Bonnie Datt & Chris Lowe     New York, NY

Travis Lowe    Washington, DC

Christopher Lu           Arlington, VA

Claire Lucas   Washington, DC

Ellen & Andrew Luger            Minneapolis, MN

Heather Lurie  Denver, CO

Arthur Luxenberg       Great Neck, NY

Tracy & Eric Lynn      Saint Petersburg, FL

Kerman Maddox         Los Angeles, CA

Asif Mahmood            Bradbury, CA

Neil Makhija    Philadelphia, PA

Amb. Noah Mamet     Marina Del Rey, CA

Susan & Stephen Mandel      Greenwich, CT

Chris Mann     New York, NY

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman    Arlington, VA

Giulia Marchiori          London, London

Gov. Jack Markell      Wilmington, DE

Claire DeMatteis & Michael Marquardt         Wilmington, DE

Amb. Capricia Marshall         Washington, DC

Stacy Mason  Palo Alto, CA

Brian Mathis   Hermosa Beach, CA

Rep. Doris O. Matsui Sacramento, CA

Melissa Maxman        Washington, DC

Dorothy McAuliffe      McLean, VA

James McClave         New York, NY

Stephanie McClellan  Philadelphia, PA

Carol Butler & Win McCormack        Portland, OR

Suzanne Sinegal-McGill & Thomas McGill   Medina, WA

Brian McGlinchey      Wilmington, DE

Virginia McGregor      Scranton, PA

David McKean           Washington, DC

Dennis Mehiel White Plains, NY

Alexander Mehran      San Francisco, CA

Aaron Mendelsohn     New York, NY

Laura Michelman        Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Miller New York, NY

John W. Miller Milwaukee, WI

William H. Miller III      Baltimore, MD

Stacey & Eric Mindich           New York, NY

Farooq Mitha  Washington, DC

John Monsky  New York, NY

Rep. Gwen Moore      Milwaukee, WI

Kara Moore     New York, NY

Joyce A. Moorehead  Sterling, VA

John Morgan  Lake Mary, FL

Sarah Morgenthau     Washington, DC

Rep. Seth Moulton     Salem, MA

Nader Mousavi           Los Altos Hills, CA

Scott Mulhauser         Washington, DC

Sen. Chris Murphy     Hartford, CT

  1. Byrne Murphy Chevy Chase, MD

Janee Murphy            Tampa, FL

Rep. Patrick Murphy  Jupiter, FL

First Lady Tammy & Gov. Phil Murphy        Red Bank, NJ

Ryan Murphy  Encino, CA

Georgia Murray          Boston, MA

Heather Murren          Las Vegas, NV

Charles Myers           New York, NY

Liz Naftali        Studio City, CA

Shekar N. Narasimhan          Dunn Loring, VA

Laura DeBonis & Scott A. Nathan    Boston, MA

Marc Nathanson        Beverly Hills, CA

Brandon Neal Washington, DC

Mark Nejame  Windermere, FL

Ana Janaina Nelson   Washington, DC

Grace & Sen. Bill Nelson       Orlando, FL

Glenda Newell-Harris            Oakland, CA

Joyce Newstat           San Francisco, CA

Dominic Ng     Pasadena, CA

Mark Nichols  Little Rock, AR

Thomas Nides            Washington, DC

Steven Nissen           Los Angeles, CA

Suzanne Nossel         New York, NY

Rep. Glenn Nye         Arlington, VA

Roger Nyhus  Seattle, WA

Peter O’Keefe Washington, DC

Todd O’Malley            Scranton, PA

Michael O’Neil            Chicago, IL

Charles M. Oberly III  Wilmington, DE

Steven Okun  Singapore, Singapore

Esther Oppenheimer  Boise, ID

James Ozment           Bethesda, MD

CA Sec. of State Alex Padilla            Porter Ranch, CA

Eduardo Padron         Miami, FL

Lazar Palnick  Pittsburgh, PA

Nalini Pande   Arlington, VA

Hong Pang     Greenwich, CT

Simon Pang    San Gabriel, CA

Amb. Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.  Providence, RI

Eric Paquette  Los Angeles, CA

Deven Parekh            New York, NY

Michael Parham         Seattle, WA

Cookie Parker            View Park, CA

Roshann Parris          Leawood, KS

Satya Patel     Burlingame, CA

Carrin F. Patman        Houston, TX

Sharon L. Patrick       New York, NY

Alan J. Patricof           New York, NY

  1. Cary Patterson Texarkana, TX

Matthew Paul  Des Moines, IA

Nancy & Stephen Paul          Beverly Hills, CA

Jim Pederson Phoenix, AZ

Clay Pell         Providence, RI

Alexis & Laurence Pelosi      Oakland, CA

Carrie Pendolino        Burlingame, CA

Carol Pensky Washington, DC

Dana Perlman            Los Angeles, CA

Douglas H. Phelps     Denver, CO

David Phillips  Irvington, NY

Laurinus Pierre           Miami, FL

Patrick Pinschmidt     Alexandria, VA

Tara Pinto       Rockville, MD

Leah Pisar      New York, NY

Charlie Pohlad            Minneapolis, MN

Rebecca & Robert Pohlad     Minneapolis, MN

Gov. Jared Polis        Denver, CO

Joseph Power            Chicago, IL

Rahul Prakash           San Francisco, CA

Paula Pretlow San Francisco, CA

Lisa S. Primus            New York, NY

Lisa S. Pritzker           San Francisco, CA

Penny S. Pritzker       Chicago, IL

Melissa Prober           Brooklyn, NY

Nicholas Prouty         San Juan, PR

Chuck Pruitt   Shorewood, WI

William Pugh   Bethesda, MD

Allison Putala  Washington, DC

Christian Quilici          Arlington, VA

Phil Mercado & Todd Quinn  Los Angeles, CA

Norman Radow          Atlanta, GA

Bryan Rafanelli           Boston, MA

Deepak D. Raj           Princeton, NJ

Amb. Azita Raji           Belvedere, CA

Erik Ramanathan       Wayland, MA

Rion Ramirez  Bainbridge Island, WA

Lorna & Wade Randlett         San Francisco, CA

Madhavan Rangaswami        San Francisco, CA

Deborah & Ronald Ratner     Cleveland, OH

Micki & Michael Rawlings      Dallas, TX

Phil Recht       Los Angeles, CA

Heidi Crebo-Rediker & Doug Rediker          Washington, DC

Clinton T. Reilly          San Francisco, CA

Gov. Ed Rendell         Philadelphia, PA

Joyce E. Rey Beverly Hills, CA

Amb. Julissa Reynoso          New York, NY

Joseph F. Rice           Mount Pleasant, SC

Katherine Rice           Mill Valley, CA

Rep. Cedric Richmond          New Orleans, LA

Margaret Crotty & Rory Riggs          New York, NY

John Roberti   Bethesda, MD

Diane M. Robertson   Carrboro, NC

Stephanie Robinson   Kentfield, CA

Robert Roche Las Vegas, NV

Desiree G. Rogers     Chicago, IL

John W. Rogers, Jr.   Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Roh     Seattle, WA

Susan Roos   Foster City, CA

Eric Rosand   Washington, DC

State Sen. Jim Rosapepe      Washington, DC

Daniel Rosen  New York, NY

Marvin Rosen New York, NY

Lee Rosenberg          Chicago, IL

Lizanne Rosenstein   New York, NY

Peter Rosenstein       Washington, DC

Jennie Rosenthal       Cincinnati, OH

Jon Rotenberg           Boston, MA

Shannon Rotenberg   Burbank, CA

Evan Roth      New York, NY

Tom Rothman Los Angeles, CA

Neil Rothstein Redwood City, CA

Stefanie Roumeliotes San Francisco, CA

Cindy Rowe    Brookline, MA

Ali Rubin         Washington, DC

Sec. Robert Rubin     New York, NY

Rusty Rueff    Burlingame, CA

Lauren Ruettimann     Raleigh, NC

Brooke & David Rusenko      San Francisco, CA

Evan Ryan     Washington, DC

Timothy Ryan Washington, DC

Javier Saade  Washington, DC

Haim Saban    Los Angeles, CA

Juan Sabater  New York, NY

Bijan Sabet     Weston, MA

David Sacerdote        Palo Alto, CA

Michael Sacks           Chicago, IL

Faiza Saeed   New York, NY

Thomas L. Safran      Los Angeles, CA

Alex Sagan     Cambridge, MA

Joseph Sakran           Fairfax Station, VA

Sec. Ken Salazar       Denver, CO

Lillian Salerno Frisco, TX

Jill & David Sanford   Bronxville, NY

Mark Robertson & Michael Sanzone            Glen Ridge, NJ

Amb. Miriam Sapiro    Washington, DC

Hon. Lynn Schenk     La Jolla, CA

Rep. Adam Schiff       Los Angeles, CA

Rep. Brad Schneider Deerfield, IL

Susan Ness & Lawrence Schneider Bethesda, MD

Susan Schoenfeld Harrington           London, Westminster

Elizabeth Schrayer     Rockville, MD

Michael Schrum         Washington, DC

Elaine Schuster          Boston, MA

Mark Schuster           Boston, MA

Eric Schwerin Washington, DC

Jason A. Scott           New York, NY

Shonda Scott  Oakland, CA

Fred Sears     Wilmington, DE

Amb. Theodore Sedgwick     Marshall, VA

David M. Seldin          St Petersburg, FL

Amb. Peter Selfridge  Washington, DC

Russell Semmel         New York, NY

Radhika Shah Palo Alto, CA

Raj Shah         Seattle, WA

Rajan Shah     New York, NY

Rep. Donna Shalala   Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Shallman         Los Angeles, CA

Elaine Shamir Santa Monica, CA

Daniel Shapiro            Houston, TX

Gina Shapiro  Philadelphia, PA

Laura Shell     Beverly Hills, CA

Albert Shen     Southlake, TX

Rob Shepardson        Chappaqua, NY

Linda Rae Sher          Chicago, IL

Rep. Brad Sherman   Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Piedmont, CA

Kimberly & Jon Shirley          Medina, WA

Virginia Shore Washington, DC

Mark Shriver   Bethesda, MD

Mark Siegel    Rehoboth Beach, DE

Timothy Silard            Oakland, CA

Daniel Silverberg        Washington, DC

Robert Silvers            Washington, DC

Ian Simmons  Cambridge, MA

John Simmons           Alton, IL

Deborah Simon          Carmel, IN

Elizabeth Simons       Atherton, CA

Terron Sims    Arlington, VA

William Singer Chicago, IL

Jill & Raj Singh           Bellevue, WA

Richard Sirota            Irvington, NY

Gretchen Sisson        San Francisco, CA

Michael Skelly            Houston, TX

Karen Skelton Sacramento, CA

Alex Slater      Washington, DC

Samuel Slater Boston, MA

Harry Sloan    Woodland Hills, CA

Elizabeth Slossberg   Aspen, CO

Bill Smith         Washington, DC

Brad Smith      Bellevue, WA

Chip Smith      Washington, DC

Edward Smith Washington, DC

Rear Admiral Michael Smith  Annandale, VA

Todd A. Smith Chicago, IL

Robyn M. Smyers      Shaker Heights, OH

Mary E. Snapp           Seattle, WA

Andrew Snyder          New York, NY

Jay T. Snyder New York, NY

Amb. Nancy Soderberg         Jacksonville Beach, FL

Arthur Solomon          Providence, RI

Ken A. Solomon         Pacific Palisades, CA

Amb. Alan D. Solomont         Weston, MA

Mohamed Soltan        Fairfax, VA

Jonathan A. Soros     New York, NY

Andy Spahn    Los Angeles, CA

Janice C. Spector      Lewes, DE

Rep. Jackie Speier    Burlingame, CA

Mark Spengler            Washington, DC

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Amb. Carl Spielvogel          New York, NY

Ashley Spillane          Washington, DC

Steven Spinner          Atherton, CA

Sen. Debbie Stabenow          East Lansing, MI

Wendy & Marc R. Stanley     Dallas, TX

Andrew Starling          Orlando, FL

Amy & Rob Stavis     Larchmont, NY

Andrea Dew Steele    San Francisco, CA

Bobby L. Stein            Jacksonville, FL

Eric Stein        Palo Alto, CA

David Steinberg         Washington, DC

Joshua L. Steiner       New York, NY

Erich Stephens          Providence, RI

Susan Stern   New York, NY

Jane & Bill Stetson     Norwich, VT

Thomas Steyer          San Francisco, CA

Richard Stoff  Bexley, OH

Tina Stow       Washington, DC

Leo Strine       Hockessin, DE

Scott Stuber   Los Angeles, CA

Victoria Suarez-Palomo         Denver, CO

Daniel Suleiman         Chevy Chase, MD

Hon. Caroline Sullivan           Raleigh, NC

Margaret Sullivan       Washington, DC

Sally Susman New York, NY

Rep. Eric Swalwell     Dublin, CA

Richard Swig, Jr.       San Francisco, CA

Roselyne “Cissie” Swig         San Francisco, CA

Mary Green Swig & Steven Swig     San Francisco, CA

Dilawar Syed  Redwood City, CA

David Tafuri    Washington, DC

Ramon Tallaj  Paramus, NJ

Laura Talmus Kentfield, CA

Brett Tanzman            Short Hills, NJ

Michèle & Kenneth Taylor     Atlanta, GA

Cooper Teboe            Woodside, CA

Ursula C. Terrasi       Weatherby Lake, MO

Nidhi Thakar   Portland, OR

Corey Then    University City, MO

Kenny D. Thompson, Jr.       Washington, DC

Tomicah Tillemann     Falls Church, VA

William Titelman         Palm Beach, FL

Andrew Tobias           New York, NY

Dennis Toner  Rehoboth Beach, DE

Attorney General William Tong         Stamford, CT

Mariella & Michael Trager      Washington, DC

Glen Tullman  Chicago, IL

David S. Turetsky      Albany, NY

Susan & Michael Turpen       Oklahoma City, OK

Maria Hummer-Tuttle & Bob Tuttle    Irvine, CA

Marcie Tuttle   Orinda, CA

Sen. Tom Udall          Corrales, NM

Alex Vaccaro  Gladwyne, PA

Christopher Van Es   Washington, DC

Ryan Vangrack          Chicago, IL

Jon Vein         Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Rep. Filemon Vela      Brownsville, TX

Juan Verde     San Juan, PR

Barbara & John L. Vogelstein           New York, NY

Josh Wachs   Washington, DC

Judith Wagner            Cherry Hills Village, CO

Kenneth Wainstein     Alexandria, VA

Dana Walden  Los Angeles, CA

Mary Ann Walker       Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Mara Wallace Palo Alto, CA

Diana Walsh   Palo Alto, CA

Mayor Martin Walsh   Dorchester, MA

Mikal C. Watts            San Antonio, TX

Cynthia Telles & Joe Waz     Los Angeles, CA

William Webster         Spartanburg, SC

Richard Weiner          Washington, DC

Andrew Weinstein      Parkland, FL

Perry Weitz     Halesite, NY

Kathleen Welch          Washington, DC

Mark Weld      Manchester, MA

Peter Shields & Ace Werner Arlington, VA

Tony West      San Francisco, CA

Steve Westly  Menlo Park, CA

Maureen White           New York, NY

Linda Whitlock            Newton, MA

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer        Lansing, MI

Richard Wilcox           Roma, RM

David Wilhelm            Bexley, OH

John Eddie Williams   Houston, TX

Kelly Williams Palm Beach, FL

Whitney Williams        Missoula, MT

Robert Wolf    Purchase, NY

Gov. Tom Wolf           York, PA

Nicole Elkon & Neal Wolin     Washington, DC

Amb. Lee Wolosky     Scarsdale, NY

David Worley  Peachtree City, GA

Jeff Worthe     Santa Monica, CA

Dennis Wu      San Francisco, CA

Nathaniel Yap Pittsburgh, PA

Hon. Sally Yates        Atlanta, GA

Nathanael Yohannes Seattle, WA

Sharon Young            Dallas, TX

Sharon & Kneeland Youngblood       Dallas, TX

Zaid Zaid         Washington, DC

Kinney Zalesne          Washington, DC

Lynn Hubbard & David Zapolsky      Seattle, WA

Julie Zebrak    Bethesda, MD

Allison Zelman            Washington, DC

Mary & Jeff Zients      Washington, DC

Adam Zurofsky          New York, NY

Marc Zwillinger           Bethesda, MD

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To organize an event that produces $100,000+ for a U.S. Presidential candidate is not like organizing or funding a PAC for the candidate, but it’s the bargain-basement way to buy a piece of that person. Like I previously reported (on 26 January 2020, before any of the caucuses and primaries):

On 27 November 2007, C-Span showed a Joe Biden Town Hall. A brief clip from that was posted online as “User Clip: Joe Biden 2007, Money in Politics”, and here’s my transcription from what I consider to be the most revealing (about Biden’s values) part of it:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4817532/user-clip-joe-biden-2007-money-politics&start=3322

“User Clip: Joe Biden 2007, Money in Politics”

27 November 2007, Iowa Town Hall

(0:40-) “People who accept money [from lobbyists] aren’t bad people. But it’s human nature. You go out and bundle $250,000 for me, all legal, and then you call me after I am elected, and say “I would like to come and talk about something.” You didn’t buy me, but it’s human nature, you helped me. I’m going to say, “Sure, come on in.” … What it does mean, it means that the front of the line is always filled by people whose pockets are filled, people who are special interests. Most of you are no part of any special interest.”

He went on there to promise that if elected President he will change that, by campaigning constantly (AFTER winning the Presidency — not BEFORE) against the corrupt system which had made him President. He thinks that his audience will believe in the tooth-fairy, if only he tells them that the tooth-fairy exists and that he’s it. The deceptive irrelevant line from all of the corrupt candidates is the same: “I’m the most electable one!” But corrupt people constantly lie, and nobody is actually certain whom the “most electable” one is; but that’s really not even the question here. What the Democratic primaries are actually about isn’t about beating Trump. He’s not even a candidate in the Democratic primaries. They’re not about ‘beating Donald Trump’, but instead about whom the person will be that’s going to be running against Trump in the general election. The primaries won’t be selecting the next President. They will only narrow the field of contenders, to two. Which two? That’s the question here.

Of course, lots of Democrats think that any Democrat will be better than Trump. And lots of Republicans believe that Trump is better than any Democrat.

Biden was talking there regarding not the billionaires but the merely wealthy and well-connected individuals who had raised in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for him — each one of them.

The billionaires aren’t in “the front of the line,” nor even in any “line”; they are instead maybe visitors for private meetings with the President, or else on the phone with him, or else (if the matter is illegal) maybe sending one’s private agent to meet privately with that billionaire’s private agent. This is how the business of the U.S. Government — the business of America’s ‘democracy’ — is getting done, nowadays. My own guess is that the two biggest owners of Joe Biden now are Michael Bloomberg (representing mainly the financial industries or “Wall Street”) and Bernard Schwartz (representing mainly the military industries or “MIC”).

As for any mere voter, that person gets his or her ‘news’ from corporations that are owned by and/or serve the billionaires (such as Bloomberg or Schwartz or Bezos or Musk or etc.), and gets his or her views from that ‘news’, so is less than being a pawn on the American chessboard, where that aristocracy are  the ‘king’. The country is jointly controlled by the Republican billionaires and the Democratic billionaires.

A reasonable expectation would be that Biden will serve the billionaires, though his rhetoric will be phrased to be acceptable to the voters. So, that will be no basic change. America will remain an aristocracy, no democracy.

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