Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wal-Mart gives big money to Mayor Kevin Johnson


Wal-Mart and the Walton Family Foundation, named for the family that created the company, have been the largest donors, contributing nearly $800,000 combined to nonprofits on behalf of Johnson and other council members since 2009, according to disclosure documents filed with the city clerk's office.
Those payments include $505,000 since last year to Johnson's education reform initiatives and other groups backed by the mayor. Johnson received another $210,000 from Wal-Mart between 2009 and 2011 – most of which was not reported by the mayor until December 2012. The Walmart Foundation also gave $50,000 last year to a neighborhood nonprofit organization founded by Schenirer, documents show.

Note. Mayor Johnson travels to many cities and speaks at events usually organized by a network of African American churches. He was on Obama's Mayor's Committee on Education.  He promotes the education agenda advocated by his wife Michelle Rhee and by the Walton family.  
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