Civic involvement reports
Civic Involvement Reports
|First Half (January-June)|
|Date||Recipient||Office / purpose||State||Amount|
|6/14/16||Mike Chamberlain||Mayor, City of Belvidere||Illinois||$500.00|
|6/30/16||Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales||Ballot measure||Oregon||$25,000.00|
|Total first half||$25,500.00|
|Second Half (July-December)|
|8/12/16||Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales||Ballot measure||Oregon||$25,000|
|10/19/16||Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales||Ballot measure||Oregon||$25,000|
|11/16/16||Grocery Manufacturers Association
Political Education Fund
|Political education fund||$5,000|
|Total second half||$55,000.00|
We have made no known expenditures for political purposes to any 527, 501c4, “super PACs” or independent expenditure committees to date – and have no current plans to do so.
Purpose of Trade Association Memberships
General Mills advances its mission by partnering with others that share our goals. Trade associations and other independent groups help advance these goals, and provide many other benefits including professional development, best-practice sharing, and business support services. For these reasons, we belong to many associations worldwide, and are active members of the associations to which we belong.
Reporting on Major U.S. Trade Association Memberships
We provide an annual report of our leading U.S. trade association memberships for lobbying purposes. Each group is required to provide a breakout of the portion of dues or payments made that are used for lobbying purposes and thus non-deductible for tax purposes. Below is a list of groups to which the portion of our payments for the reported calendar year allocated for lobbying purposes is $25,000 or greater. This list does not include groups of which we are members solely for business or marketing purposes rather than public policy, lobbying or advocacy.
- Grocery Manufacturers Association
- Business Roundtable
- Alliance for American Advertising
- Minnesota Business Partnership
- Minnesota Chamber of Commerce