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In September, 2010, two national watchdog groups, U.S. Chamber Watch
and StopTheChamber.com, filed complaints with the U.S. Internal
Revenue Service asking the agency to investigate the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce for criminal fraud and money laundering. The groups allege
that the Chamber illegally funneled donations from a wealthy charitable
foundation into its political battles. Chamber Watch said that $12 million of
an $18 million donation that the wealthy Starr Foundation gave (pdf) gave
to the National Chamber Foundation, was in the form of loans that have
never been repaid. Chamber Watch says the money was diverted to
finance political causes, including tort reform, to shield companies like AIG
from liability lawsuits. The Starr Foundation was founded by Cornelius
Vander Starr, the insurance entrepreneur who also founded AIG. The
Foundation's Chairman of the Board of Directors is Maurice R. Greenberg,
former President and CEO of AIG. The Foundation's Director (and
Treasurer) is Howard I. Smith, AIG's former Chief Financial Officer.
StopTheChamber.com says it was contacted by a Chamber whistleblower
who described (pdf) how Chamber CEO Tom Donohue is "scamming
[business] clients to serve his own interests rather than the interests of the
business community." The insider compared Donohue to Jack Abramoff
and Bernie Madoff. He also alleged that Donohue does not fear the
Federal Elections Commission or Congress, and has a plan set up to
attack the U.S. Department of Justice if the agency ever tries to investigate
him.[5]

The September charge echoed similar charges made earlier in the year, in
January, 2010, that six of the largest health insurance companies in the
U.S. had been secretly funneling millions of dollars to the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce to oppose health reform. The total amount in this instance was
estimated at between $10 million and $20 million. According to a report in
the National Journal online, the money was used "to help underwrite tens
of millions of dollars of television ads by two business coalitions set up and
subsidized by the chamber."[6][7]
Opposition Groups
http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Chamber-Watch/103788303008899?v=wall
http://www.facebook.com/uschamberwatch (admin account)
http://twitter.com/#!/uschamberwatch
http://www.youtube.com/user/USChamberWatch
http://www.fixtheuschamber.org/
URL Registrar: Michael Gehrke
Sr Project Director
Benenson Strategy Group
1610 N Kenilworth St. Arlington VA
http://www.facebook.com/mikegehrke
http://twitter.com/#!/mikegehrke
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-gehrke/1/200/152
Jocelyn Marks Gehrke http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=835330544 (wife)
         They go to a Jewish Churchin in DC, the Temple Micah
         They have 2 kids, son and daughter look to be 7 and 4.

fixtheuschamber.org launched June 17, 2010. SEIU.org picked up the launch and did a
PR piece for the release that day. States the site is an outgrowth of several months of
work by many progressive advocates.

Chamber watch was the first official New Heights Communications Client. This
organization states it overseas all strategy and communications for the organization.
http://newheightscommunications.com/us-chamber-watch-“the-new-player-on-the-
scene”/

Change to Win is reported to have established USChamberWatch in May 2010.
Considered their watchdog site. Change to win (CtW) is a federation of 5 unions, a non-
profit organization registered under the laws of DC. Change to Win was founded by
Andy Stern, former president of SEIU.
1900 L Street NW Suite 900, DC
They own about 69 other domains
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21452107488&v=wall&viewas=0
http://www.changetowin.org/
URL Registrar: Jason Lefkowitz
       http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-lefkowitz/0/a9/737
       http://roguerepairman.com/
       http://www.facebook.com/jalefkowit?ref=sgm
       Connection to Union IT professionals
       Jason is the Facebook admin for CtW

Former Leaders for Change to Win.
Anna Burger - http://www.facebook.com/annaburger (former Chair)
Gerry Hudson -
Eliseo Medina
Bruce Raynor
Dave Regan
Andy Stern
• Joseph Hansen
 Chair, Change to Win
 International President,
     United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
• James P. Hoffa
 Secretary-Treasurer, Change to Win
 General
     President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
• Geralyn Lutty
 International Vice President, United Food and
     Commercial Workers International Union
• Mary Kay Henry
 President, Service Employees International Union
• Arturo S. Rodriguez
 President, United Farm Workers of America
• Tom Woodruff – Director, Strategic Organizing Center

Change to Win – Incorporation Documents
ARTURO RODRIGUEZ LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
EDGAR ROMNEY SECRETARY – TREASURER
ANDREW STERN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
ANNA BURGER CHAIR
JOSEPH HANSEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
JACK CIPRIANI LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
JAMES HOFFA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
GERALYN LUTTY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
DOUGLAS MCCARRON LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
TERRENCE O'SULLIVAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
BRUCE RAYNOR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBE
CORMEKKI WHITELY DEPUTY DIRECTOR
CHRIS CHAFE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JASON JUDD ORGANIZER



http://www.unionjobs.com/staff/dc/CTW-127-uscw.html - job posting for
USChamberWatch position on union job post.

Donna Jablonski (Deputy Director, PA @ AFL-CIO) follows the USChamberWatch Page.



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-The-US-Chamber-of-
Commerce/163957773615369
http://www.stopthechamber.com (redirects to velvet revolution).
        Domains by proxy
http://www.velvetrevolution.us/stop%5Fchamber/
        DomainID – D6923137-US
        Godaddy.com, Inc.
               Velvet Revolution
               8100 Beech Tree Rd.
               Bethesda, MD 20817
               (323) 8501231
               Administrative Contact ID: CR16010463
Other Domains on same IP: 208.109.218.125
       Americancrossroadswatch.org
       Indictbreitbard.org
       Jtmp.org
       Kochwatch.org
       Op-critical.com
       Protectourelections.org
       Standingforvoters.org
       Velvetrevolution.us (about 1,005 US Visitors per month)
               Site Created in 2004-11-12
               Expires: 2011-11-11
               Running Microsoft-IIS/6.0
               IP Location in Scottsdale
       Represented by Kevin Zeese
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000110163348
       http://www.facebook.com/kevin.zeese
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505427003
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504221983
       (301) 996-6582

Movetoamend.org/velvet-revolution – key partner
http://www.protectourelections.org
http://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurElections?ref=sgm
Administrated by Brett Kimberlin and Emily Levy
Early adopters are Chad Terry, Bev Harris
VelvetRevolution.us (“VR”) is a network of more than 120 progressive organizations
reaching millions of people demanding progressive change through our VR Media,
Electoral Reform, Conflict Resolution and Youth Revolution Campaigns.
http://www.facebook.com/VelvetRevolution.us
http://www.youtube.com/user/VRAdmin (admin account)
Velvet revolution founded by Brett Kimberlin and Brad Friedman.
Brett is one of four directors who incorporated the Velvet Revolution and the resident
agent for the tax-exempt, non-stock company registered at his mothers house in
Bathesda.
The four directors, upon incorporation were Brad Friedman, Ben Gelt, Jeff Cohen
and Brett Kimberlin. The address of the cor-po-ra-tion is a res-i-den-tial
prop-erty listed as owned by a Car-olyn Kimberlin.

In 2008 VR took in $83,000 in gifts and contributions
Kimberlin is 1 of 2 incorporators of Justice Through Music.
JTMF took in $550,000 in contributions in 2008.
Since 2007 VR and JTMF have raised more than $1.5M.
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/criminal-blogger-behind-chamber-attack
Brett Coleman Kimberlin (original)
Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders (Alias Brett C Kimberlin)
DOB: 06/15/1954
6910 Carlynn Ct.
Bethesda MD 20817
Has a daughter named Kelsie.
Address is listed as owned by Carolyn Kimberlin.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:L5MnZKVepMsJ:www.feedag
g.com/feed/873681/Americas-North-Shore-
Journal+%22Brett+Kimberlin%22+%22Jeff+Cohen%22&cd=26&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&c
lient=safari

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1574161,00.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&addr
ess=203x137574
http://www.southboundbeat.com/MD/Epoxy.html

http://allaircraftarenotinvolved.freeforums.org/brett-kimberlin-anyone-else-
thinking-cointelpro-t221.html

http://davefromqueens2.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html

http://davefromqueens2.blogspot.com/search?q=kimberlin

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/troubleinwinter/22

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/litigation/documents/KLBNA-E5-5-27-09.pdf
Brett has a very checkered past. He went to prison for a series of bombings in 1978.
He was released in 2001. Also some drug trafficking in Texas. I believe he has
changed his name to separate from his past. I can’t find his conviction which is strange.
Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders (sister)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371652656&v=wall
Lisa Thornburgh http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1267491334
        Lots of organization connections
Lu Aptifer http://www.facebook.com/luaptifer
        Strong organization connections

Brad Friedman
Bradblog.com – Brad Friedman (co-founder) has done much of the work in establishing
the online presence and writing content. http://www.bradblog.com/?p=1117
http://www.facebook.com/TheBradBlog
http://twitter.com/TheBradBlog
Bradley Louis Friedman
DOB: 07/19/1966
7107 Hillside Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Desiree Deirdre Doyen (life partner)
DOB: 02/25/1966
Desi is a producer, writer, photographer and editor for The Brad Blog and co-host of the
Green News Report.
http://Twitter.com/GreenNewsReport
Sister Julie Edda Friedman
Lives in Saint Louis
845 Oakbrook Ct., St. Louis MO 63132




Jeffrey Ronald Cohen (46)
1964
8416 Westmont Terrace, Bethesda, MD 20817

Partner Millen White Zelano & Branigan
http://www.mwzb.com/entertainment.php
Sumerian Records
http://sumerianrecords.com
Owner Outerloop Management
http://outerloopmanagement.com
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670153464
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-cohen/0/16b/188
http://jcmotifs.blogspot.com/
@jcmotifs
was the owner of MusicBIZ Magazine
Mr. Cohen is also the author of West's Trademarks form volume
BA from George Washington University
JD from Washington University Law School in St. Louis
Senior Advisory board for LYF.
Past - 2001, was a partner in the Intellectual property and Entertainment law firm
of Cohen, Smith & White.
301-469-7356

Lori A Goldberg-Cohen (wife) 54
       @logoco1
       http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lori-cohen/1/318/a4
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594412848
       George Mason University
       University of Minnisota
       Washington University
Phillip S Cohen – Father
Marlene S Cohen – mother
Bari Risa Cohen
        http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8101381
Alex Cohen (daughter)
       @Alex7791
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223850396
       Member of AAFMichigan (president is Jenn Weber @j_dubs)




Ben Gelt
http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=12283697
http://www.facebook.com/BenGelt
CEO at CivicsLab, Principal at LogoCo Media
Past: CEO 3PG Consulting
University of Colorado at Boulder
American University
http://www.velvetrevolution.us/acrw/signup.php
show stopthechamber.com as a partner
Tides Foundation gave 51,000.00 to VelvetRevolution in 2009.

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/acrw/signup.php
Shows stopthechamber.com as a partner
Tides Foundation gave 51,000.00 to VelvetRevolution in 2009.

Emily Levy – Project coordinator at the velvet revolution (san Francisco)
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/emily-levy/1/651/120
http://www.facebook.com/emily.levy
http://www.facebook.com/SEIU?via=sidebar

movetoamend.org
lists velvet revolution as a key partner.
Domain Registrar is Ben Manski who is listed as a friend of Brett. Also ran for public
office under the Green Party.

http://www.thinkprogress.org
        Created: 07-Dec-2009
        Debbie Fine
        http://www.facebook.com/debsfine
        http://www.facebook.com/erikfine - brother
        Center for American Progress Action Fund
        Washington DC
http://www.facebook.com/americanprogress

CodePink teamed with stopthechamber.org for Halloween protest.
Founders & Staff
Medea Benjamin
Jodie Evans
Gael Murphy
Nancy Kricorian
Farida Sheralam
Dana Balicki
Rae Abileah
Gayle Brandeis
Nancy L. Mancias

http://bigjournalism.com/libertychick/2010/10/11/progressives-embrace-convicted-
terrorist/

Bob Fertik – associated with democrats.com

http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990_pdf_archive/270/270051467/270051467_200812_
990EZ.pdf
http://www.changetowin.org/about-us/leadership-and-affiliated-unions.html
Key Person to JTMP. I believe Dan is one if not the JTMF admin and manages some of
the musical contacts and creative content development.
Dan Caden
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000525158412
813 Monroe St
Herndon, VA 20170
Likes:
       American Crossroads Watch
       Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition
       Justice Through Music
       Velvet Revolution
Agit-Pop Communications

        Stop The US Chamber of Commerce
        No Freaking Fracking
        Arrest Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Mines, for MURDER!
Almost everytime Dan likes something so does JTMP Justice
Friend:
        Anne Daniels – Producer/Writer/Music Coordinator/Technical Writer
         http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=90112102
         Dmitry Torgovitsky – Director/Owner of Spaghetti Films in New York.
         http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=23933615
         James Reed – Media Operaitons at Discovery Communications
         (shares Ben Wood
         Kevin Zeese – Lawyer for Unions and VR

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1417021691
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729946188
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805478795
http://www.facebook.com/davidcnswanson
http://www.facebook.com/justice.jtmp
http://www.facebook.com/terrina.aguilar
http://www.facebook.com/jadefiredance


Cath Caden
Abbie Hoffmann http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000255046545
Friends with Martin Dodge who is friends with Cath Caden (Dans Wife)
Martin Dodge
http://www.facebook.com/martin.dodgehttp://www.facebook.com/martin.dodge

Velvet Revolution
       URL: http://www.velvetrevolution.us
       Registrant: Velvet Revolution
       PO Box 9576
       Washington DC 20016
       Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/VelvetRevolution.us
       Emily Levy http://www.facebook.com/emily.levy?ref=sgm
       Adriane Giberson
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046499328&ref=sgm
       Mark Sage http://www.facebook.com/leicaboy?ref=sgm
       Brett C. Olsen
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1466673582&ref=sgm
       Allan Barnes
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=818732177&ref=sgm

Stop The US Chamber
       URL: http://www.stopthechamber.com
       Registrant: Domains by Proxy
       Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-The-US-Chamber-of-
Commerce/163957773615369
       JTMP Justice http://www.facebook.com/justice.jtmp?ref=sgm
       Dan Caden
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000525158412&ref=sgm
       Tena Clark Faruque
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1424623197&ref=sgm
       Kirk Patrick http://www.facebook.com/702kirkvegas?ref=sgm

Arrest Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Mines
       David Weiner
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1051821653&ref=sgm
              Friends with Bennet D. Zurofsky
       Carrie Biggs-Adams http://www.facebook.com/biggsadams?ref=sgm
              Also friends with Kevin Zeese
       Heather Booth
              http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503562511&ref=sgm
              http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=16
       41
              Co-founder of left Dem. Coalition of democratic values.
              Co-founder and President of the Midwest academy (radical training)
       Bennet D. Zurofsky
              http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739164549&ref=sgm

MoveToAmend
     URL: http://movetoamend.org
     Registrant: Ben Manski
     Liberty Tree
     PO Box 260217
     Madison, WI 53726
     brmanski@yahoo.com
     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Move-To-Amend/

Progressive Democrats of America
      URL: http://www.pdamerica.org
             Registrar: Michele White
             Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
      Facebook Page: Progressive Democrats of America
      Sharon Tipton http://www.facebook.com/sharon.tipton?ref=sgm
             Also associated with AfterDowningStreet.org
      Levin Schwartz http://www.facebook.com/levin.schwartz?ref=sgm
      Susan Walton Banks
             http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1483582516&ref=sgm
      Tim Carpenter
             http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1131889823&ref=sgm
      Mj Smith http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1182574813&ref=sgm

After Downing Street
       URL: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org
              http://www.warisacrime.org
       Registrar: David Swanson
       707 Gillespie Ave
       Charlottesville, VA 22902
       Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52265396400
       David Swanson http://www.facebook.com/davidcnswanson?ref=sgm
       David Swanson Page:
              http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Swanson/297768373319
       Mike Hersh http://www.facebook.com/mike.hersh?ref=sgm
       Matthew Cardinale http://www.facebook.com/jadefiredance?ref=sgm
       Richard C. Bell http://www.facebook.com/richardbelldc?ref=sgm
              Advisor to special interest groups

Countdown To Zero DC
      Produced by Participant Media and Magnolia Pictures
      Dan Caden
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000525158412&ref=sgm
      Leslie Angeline
             http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662814652&ref=sgm
      JTMP Justice http://www.facebook.com/justice.jtmp?ref=sgm
      Emily Levy http://www.facebook.com/emily.levy?ref=sgm

Protectourelections
       URL: http://www.protectourelections.org
       Registrant: Domains By Proxy
       FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurElections
       Emily Levy http://www.facebook.com/emily.levy?ref=sgm
       Brett Kimberlin
       http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805478795&ref=sgm
       Jim Cirile http://www.facebook.com/jimcirile?ref=sgm
       Troy Thomas Seman
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677838247&ref=sgm
      John Cline http://www.facebook.com/lovelifelightlaughter?ref=sgm

AmericanCrossRoads Watch
      URL: http://www.americancrossroadswatch.org
      Registrant: Domains By Proxy
      FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Crossroads-
Watch/152320828123329
      Dan Caden
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000525158412&ref=sgm
      Delta Doc
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000415136121&ref=sgm
      Ardis Allyn http://www.facebook.com/ardis.allyn?ref=sgm
      Joe Nacke http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1556290480&ref=sgm
      JTMP Justice http://www.facebook.com/justice.jtmp?ref=sgm
      Brett Kimberlin
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805478795&ref=sgm

Change to Win
      URL: http://www.changetowin.org
      Registrant: Jason Lefkowitz
      1900 L Street NW
      Suite 900
      Washington DC 20036
      FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/changetowin
      Brian Polejes http://www.facebook.com/bpolejes?ref=sgm
      Jason Lefkowitz http://www.facebook.com/jalefkowit?ref=sgm
      Chris Ortman http://www.facebook.com/cortman?ref=sgm
      Michael Whitney http://www.facebook.com/michael.whitney?ref=sgm
      Amber Sparks http://www.facebook.com/amber.sparks?ref=sgm
      Tim Beaty http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767912747&ref=sgm

				
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