What? Nationwide Employment Locator

Political campaign donorsBefore you commit to a time-consuming surveillance to figure out where someone works, check this nationwide employment locator. The Federal Election Commission database of political campaign contributors lists some small-donors, as reported recently in the New York Times. The database doesn’t include a large percentage of U.S. residents because only about “eight percent of Americans have given to a 2020 presidential campaign, with 19% saying they plan to donate, according to the CNBC and Acorns Invest in You Spending Survey.

But it can supplement your other sources for identifying where people work. You can also gather current and historical information revealing names, addresses, occupations and employers. Search by contributor or employer. You can narrow the search to a zip code. Download the data and open as an Excel file. This is where you’ll see the complete address provided by the contributor. You can retrieve data limited to a particular PAC, too.

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