Center for Corporate Policy

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From their website, "The Center for Corporate Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable." [1] The Center for Corporate Policy is is sponsored by Essential Information [1], a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded by Ralph Nader in 1982, and receives receives no corporate or government funding.

In January, 2010, CfCP co-launched Free Speech for which is, according to its website, "a campaign sponsored by Voter Action (, Public Citizen (, the Center for Corporate Policy ( and American Independent Business Alliance ( to restore the First Amendment's free speech guarantees for the people, and to preserve and promote democracy and self-government." It was launched in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision of January 20, 2010, overturning most restrictions on corporate and labor union funding in U.S. election.

Current Steering Committee

  • Accessed January 28, 2010. [2]
  • Sarah Anderson, "a fellow with the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. She is the author of numerous articles and publications."
  • John Cavanagh "has been the director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC since 1998. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS's Global Economy Project from 1983-1997."
  • Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), where he directs IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books."
  • Charlie Cray is a policy analyst and the director of the Center for Corporate Policy. He is the former director of the campaign for corporate reform at Citizen Works, and former associate editor of Multinational Monitor magazine. He worked for Greenpeace USA between 1988 and 1999."
  • Jonathan Frieman is a lawyer and nonprofit consultant. He is the co-founder of several public interest corporations, including The JoMiJo Foundation and the Center for Corporate Policy."
  • Ilyse Hogue is with's Political Action Team. She is the former campaigns director at Rainforest Action Network (RAN).
  • Andrew Kimbrell is a public interest attorney, activist and author. He is executive director of the Center for Food Safety, which he established in 1997. After working eight years as the Policy Director at the Foundation for Economic Trends, Kimbrell established the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) in 1994."
  • Katherine Redford is co-Founder and U.S. Office Director, EarthRights International.
  • Robert Weissman is president of Public Citizen, the organization begun by Ralph Nader. Previously he was co-director of Essential Action and editor of the Multinational Monitor , the only monthly publication in the U.S. exclusively devoted to investigative reporting on the activities of U.S. multinational corporations. Weissman is a lawyer and author of numerous articles and publications, including Corporate Predators (co-authored with Russell Mokhiber)."

Past Steering Committee

Accessed August 2007: [3]


PO Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1.202.387.8030
Email: info AT

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. CfCP Mission
  2. Accessed January 28, 2010, Steering Committee
  3. Steering Committee, Center for Corporate Policy, accessed August 19, 2007.