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Atlantic Council is a lobbying org, not a 501(c)(3)

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Dec 1, 2022 at 18:15

Here are a couple of germane observations re the AC from Wikipedia:

-In September 2014, Eric Lipton reported in The New York Times that since 2008, the US organization had received donations from more than twenty-five foreign governments. He wrote that the Atlantic Council was one of a number of think tanks that received substantial overseas funds and conducted activities that "typically align with the foreign governments' agendas".

-According to the Council, of its 2019 revenue, 14% (approximately $5.5 million) came from government donors excluding the US government.

-In 2021, donors giving more than $1 million were the American Securities Foundation, Bahaa Hariri, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Reading through the AC's donor lists and activities, it is patently a lobbying group for foreign governments, being amply funded by them to support the agendas, as well as for generously contributing corporations, and should therefore not be tax exempt as a 501(c)(3). It's more of a slush fund for wealthy elites. Check the facts, and check the law.

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