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TPP, Wikileaks

All 151 Organizations of the Corporate Alliance Backing the TPP


The Intellectual Property Rights Chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty was recently leaked by Wikileaks. In it’s analysis of the document, The Electronic Frontier Federation reported that the treaty is a protectionist agreement for copyright holders at the expense of the public, saying that it is “the archetype of an agreement that exists only for the benefit of the entitled, politically powerfully lobbyists who have pushed it through to completion over the last eight years.” The agreement includes expansions on copyright terms, bans on circumventing Digital Rights Management (DRM), and “the full frontal attack on hackers and journalists in the trade secrets provision.”

A report on the lobbying activities behind the TPP agreement revealed that the U.S. Coalition for TPP, a group of corporations and trade associations backing the TPP, has spent at least $658 million on federal lobbying in 2014. Members of this same coalition have spent $1.14 million on contributions to US Senate Campaigns through March of 2015 and House Representatives who voted yes for the Trans Pacific Agreement received $230,000 more on average from coalition members over a 2 year period than those who didn’t.

With the nefarious nature of the TPP and the powerful lobbying effort behind it, it is important that citizens know who is backing the agreement and actively lobbying for it’s passage. Below is a list of the 151 corporations and trade associations that are a part of the U.S. Coalition for TPP.

3M Company
ACE Group
Advanced Medical Technology Association
Aflac International
American Apparel & Footwear Association
American Automotive Policy Council
American Chemistry Council
American Council of Life Insurers
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Feed Industry
Association American Forest & Paper Association
American Insurance Association
American Legislative Exchange Council
American Meat Institute
American Soybean Association
Applied Materials
Archer Daniels Midland Company
American Natural Soda
Ash Corporation
Association of Global Automakers
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Business Roundtable
BSA – The Software Alliance
CA Technologies
Chubb Corp.
Citigroup Inc
Coalition of Services Industries
The Coca Cola Company Inc
Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Conoco Phillips
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Corn Refiners Association
Cotton Council International
Council of the Americas
Crop Life America
The Walt Disney Company
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
The Dow Chemical Company
Emergency Committee for American Trade
FedEx Express
Express Association of America
Exxon Mobil
Financial Services Forum
FMC Corporation
Food Marketing Institute
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
Gap, Inc.
General Electric
General Motors
Glanbia USA
Goldman Sachs
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Honda North America
Idaho Potato Commission
IDS International
Information Technology Industry Council
Interactive Advertising Bureau
International Dairy Foods Association
International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA)
J.C. Penney
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Kraft Foods
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lilly Louis Dreyfus Commodities
McGraw Hill Financial
Mondelez International
Morgan Stanley
Motion Picture Association of America
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
National Association of Manufacturers
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
National Center for APEC
National Confectioners Association
National Corn Growers Association
National Council of Wheat Growers
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
National Fisheries Institute
National Foreign Trade Council
National Milk Producers Federation
National Oilseed Processors Association
National Pork Producers Council
National Potato Council
National Retail Federation
National Turkey Federation
Northwest Horticultural Council
Outdoor Industry Association
Pet Food Institute
Philip Morris International
Plastics Industry Trade Association
PPG Industries
Procter & Gamble
Qualcomm Incorporated
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
Software & Information Industry Association
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
Sudbury International Sweeteners
Users Association
Target Inc.
Telecommunications Industry Association
The Entertainment Software Association
The National Chicken Council
Time Warner Inc.
Toyota North America
U.S. Apple Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Grains Council
U.S. New Zealand Council
U.S. Wheat Associates
United States Council for International Business
United Technologies Corporation
US-ASEAN Business Council
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Washington Council on International Trade
World Trade Center San Diego

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I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.


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