Skip to comments.Web page reveals addresses of campaign donors. (this sux!)
Posted on 07/01/2005 1:24:47 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
Can they do this? I am not thrilled that my home address and place of employment appears now from a simple google search because of this web page....
I know we must keep track of who contributes to campaigns but zip code should be enough. Not the home address! They have ignored my emails thus far.
So, I cant participate in democracy by donating to republican candidates without losing a level of personal security?
By law, its public information.
You forgot to say thanks to McCain and Feingold!
So do I have to come up with a special PO box or something to contribute?
I don't want to participate in a democracy.
Democracy = mob rule, and produces things like elimination of eminent domain restrictions.
Thanks. Just looked up my zipcode and now I know who not to give money to IE DOCTORS DENTISTS STORES etc.
As for yourself.... its all the fault of the PATRIOT ACT...(sarc off.)
Seriously is your phone number public?
I'm just wondering why this would bother you so much.
Full disclosure was the law long before McCain/Feingold.
phone number is not public.
Just dont want any joker punching up my home address through google.
Interesting actually. I know who to invite to my New Year's Eve parties now ;)
Yup. My son saw exactly how much of his inheritance I donated to the Republican Party last year.
It's nothing new. Federal campaign laws have long required it. Of course, if you donate chump change like me, your name won't come up at all on most reports, lists or searches.
You can bet that a sharp campaign will be checking the donor lists of their election opponent, and if they find fake addresses, it's not going to look good for the side you donated to.
I think it predates that.
I never realized there were so many Michael Moores in America. At least they didn't all donate to the Kerry/silky pony campaign.
Has it happened? If anything I think you may be called for polls or such.
Weird! I gave money several times in 2004 and I'm not listed at all.
I did contribute chump change. Like $75. Not like thousands and thousands. Chump change is relative of course.
If you own your home, you've got another problem. Your county registrar probably publishes the property records online. All somebody has to do is enter your name and they'll get your address. About the only way around this is to create a trust (DON'T use your name as part of the trust name), and buy a new house under the trust name. It wouldn't help to place the existing house in the trust because the old records would still reveal that you resided there.
Yeah I put in my last name and was disappointed at how many were blue. At least the Reds were at the top of the list.
This was already public info before CFR.
This info is public. If you don't like it, don't donate.
"Has it happened? If anything I think you may be called for polls or such."
Nothing yet, probably wont be anything. But I am a well armed male. Imagine someone stalking a young woman. Bingo, I know where she works, I know where she lives. That is not right. Zip code should be enough. Nobody needs know your exact address for this kind of thing.
My zip code revealed almost all donations going to the DNC, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Wes Clark, and even some for Dennis Kucinich.
The amazing thing is, you can get the home address for some people that are rather famous...
"This info is public. If you don't like it, don't donate."
Yeah and that sux. I dont like it but I DO want to donate, so Ill just know better next time and find a solution somehow.
They could get your phone number through a public records search. Of course, they would have to pay for it.
Give your business address or something. That usually works.
I think donations only greater than $250 are public.
Hmmm. I'm guessing that
people like Mischa Barton
will not be listed . . .
Mine, too. That's what I get for living in Boulder County. I made several contributions but my name didn't show on the list - interesting.
I wonder why.
I do know more about some neighbors though . . .
I don't like it either, but it's public record. We have full disclosure in my state.
A) Nobody is likely to check because of the size of donations that I make, and because I'm a nobody. B) If they did, the "Whoops I transposed digits" defense would work fine. C) I've been doing this for a couple of decades and nobody has tumbled to it. I imagine that there's a big pile of campaign mail in that vacant lot, however.
I guess that's why I didnt' show up - lol
Seriously, I donated as much as I could at the time...
In my zip code there are probably 300 names total with only about 10% of those donating the DNC candidates. About half of the people who donated to DNC candidates are college professors or teachers.
...orrrrrrr you can have some REAL fun!
Most people with publish numbers also have an address in the phone book.
Ever googled your phone number?
I live in a college town, which explains it. Good thing my state is always the first to be declared for the GOP candidate.
United Nations Professional
FAO / UN
59 River Rd (map)
Littleton, NC 27850
It would probably scare you to know how easily all of that information is found online anyway.
Anyone who knows your phone number can get your home address.
Just curious, not pointing any fingers.
What the heck is a "United Natons Professional?"
Thanks for the web site. I found the national map quite surprising - looks mostly red!
I will have to look into that, but now I'm off to assembly my daughter's birthday present, in the heat.
Mrs. Barbara P Bush
George W. Bush
$2,000 10000 Memorial Drive (map)
Houston, TX 77024
I like this one : )))
1. Robert Haynes Teacher - MASS AFL-CIO John Kerry $250 63 Lincoln Rd (map) Medford, MA 02155
2. Leonore Efaro Not employed - Not employed Howard Dean $500 48 Rulal Ave (map) Medford, MA 02155
3. Philip Pratt Organizer - NEA New Hampshire John Kerry $1,900 696 Fulton St (map) Medford, MA 02155
1 - Since when did the AFL-CIO employ teachers? Does he teach how to lie on a timecard and attack those with opposing views?
2 - How does someone who's unemployed donate $500 to ANYTHING??
3 - More evidence towards the infestation in NH, they're being overrun by Massholes.
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