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Political Contributions & Policy

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Corporate Political Contributions Made in the U.S.

Corporate 2016

  • Citizens for Deanna Wilkins - Illinois - $200
  • Friends of Marty Jackley PAC - South Dakota - $1,500
  • Friends of Bob Ferguson - Washington State - $1,000
  • Friends of Ted Wheeler - Portland, Oregon - $2,500
  • One Commonwealth PAC - Virginia - $2,500
  • NYS Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee - New York - $1,000
  • On Duty for Michigan - Michigan - $2,500
  • Friends of Eric Carcetti - Los Angeles, CA - $1,400
  • Friends of Michael J. Madigan - Illinois - $2,500
  • Committee to Elect Janelle Bynum - Oregon - $5,000
  • Leadership PAC Senator Norris - Tennessee - $5,000
  • Adam Laxalt for Attorney General - Nevada - $5,000
  • Maylanders for Miller - Maryland - $2,500 

Corporate 2015

  • Friends of Michele Smith - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Citizens to Re-elect John Pope - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Citizens for Reilly, Inc. - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Friends of Leslie A. Hairston - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Citizens for Deanna Wilkins - Illinois - $200
  • Hopkins for Chicago - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Citizens for Tunney - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Senate Democratic Victory Fund - Illinois - $3,000
  • Taking Jacksonville to the Next Level PC - Jacksonville, FL - $2,000
  • Citizens to Elect Emma Mitts - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Friends of Maggie Hassan - New Hampshire - $250
  • One Commonwealth PAC - Virginia - $1,000
  • Friends of Jim Hood - Mississippi - $1,000
  • Friends of John Pezold - Georgia - $2,500
  • Friends of Bob Ferguson - Washington State - $1,000
  • David Ryu for City Council - Los Angeles, CA - $500
  • Friends of Michael J. Madigan - Illinois - $2,500
  • Derek Schmidt for Attorney General - Kansas - $1,000
  • Sean Reyes for Attorney General - Utah - $1,000
  • Bill Schuette for Attorney General - Michigan - $1,000
  • Citizens for John Cullerton - Illinois - $5,000
  • Citizens for Lisa Madigan - Illinois - $2,500
  • Bob Blumenfield for Cirty Council - Los Angeles, CA - $700
  • Friends of Richard Boykin - Illinois - $500

Corporate 2014

  • Citizens for Deanna Wilkins - Illinois - $200
  • Councilmember Curren Price - Los Angeles, CA - $500
  • Wasden for Attorney General - Idaho - $1,000
  • Bill Schuette Administrative Account - Michigan - $1,000
  • Alabamians for Luther Strange, Inc. - Alabama - $1,000
  • Pam Bondi for Attorney General - Florida - $1,000
  • Friends for Mary O'Connor - Chicago, IL - $1,000
  • Friends of Mike Zalewski - Chicago, IL - $1,000
  • Senate Democratic Campaign Committee - Maine - $1,000
  • Friends of Will Burns - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Friends of John Pezold - Georgia - $2,500
  • Friends of Bob Ferguson - Washington - $1,000
  • Citizens for Carrie M. Austin - Chicago, IL - $500
  • Mark Herring for Attorney General - Virginia - $1,000
  • The House Democratic Campaign Committee - Maine - $1,000
  • Wesson for City Council 2015 - Los Angeles, CA - $700
  • Wesson for City Council - Los Angeles, CA - $700*
  • Friends of Michael J. Madigan - Illinois - $2,500
  • House Republican Majority Fund PAC - $1,000
  • Maine Senate Republican Majority - Maine - $1000
  • Friends of John Pezold - Georgia - $2,500
  • Committee to Elect Moises Denis - Nevada - $2,500
  • Sam Olens for Attorney General - Georgia - $1,000
  • Marylanders for Miller - Maryland - $2,000
  • Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate - Illinois - $4,000
  • Wesson for City Council - Los Angeles - $700

    *This contribution was in excess of the applicable contribution limitation and was refunded in January 2015.

McDonald's Political Action Committee

Information about the McDonald's Corporation Political Action Committee (the “McDonald’s PAC”), which is funded with voluntary contributions made by McDonald's employees and U. S. owner-operators, is available through a web-site maintained by the Federal Election Commission. No Company funds are contributed to the McDonald’s PAC for the purpose of making political contributions and the Company does not control the decision-making process for contributions made with McDonald’s PAC funds. To retrieve this information, please go to www.fec.gov and search the appropriate disclosure database for "McDonalds.

Corporate federal lobbying activities

Information about McDonald's Corporation’s federal lobbying activities is available by searching web-sites maintained by the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate, which may be found at www.lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov and www.soprweb.senate.gov.

Trade Association Memberships

From time to time, McDonald’s Corporation supports trade associations in the United States that represent a broad spectrum of views on industry and policy issues. It is our practice to require these trade associations to agree that no part of the Company’s dues will be used for political contributions, independent expenditures, electioneering communications or ballot initiatives, as those terms are defined by applicable law. Also, no part of the dues may be deposited into any account used by any association required to report its contributions and expenditures under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. The following is a list of national trade associations of which the Company is a member and pays annual dues of $25,000 or more. (Information as of April 2017)

  • American Advertising Federation
  • Association of National Advertisers
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Retail Federation
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