As promised, I will be releasing a complete list of all Sangh Parivar associated donors to Tulsi Gabbard’s congressional campaign. Here is the criteria for the list:
- Donors (currently) only include those who began donating before she was first elected or in her first term (2011-2014).
- Donation totals reflect lifetime donations (first donation to present, at the time of release).
- Donors listed are only those associated with either name-brand Sangh Parivar organizations or groups directly identifiable as offshoots of said name-brand organizations. This includes: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA), Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (EV), Sewa International USA (SI), and Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) as well as offshoots India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF), United States Hindu Alliance (USHA), Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF), and Global Indians for Bharat Vikas (GIBV).
The current release consists of donors who are — or were (although most at the time of first donating were identifiable as active) — executives in one of the above listed Sangh Parivar organizations.
Many of those identified are executives in more than one Sangh Parivar organization (ie, Ramesh Bhutada is Vice-President of HSS but he is also Chairman of SI). However, in most cases, only what appears to be their dominant Sangh Parivar executive role is listed.
There are currently 54 identified Sangh Parivar executives who began donating to Tulsi Gabbard between 2011 and 2014. The total lifetime amount given is $169,527.
A complete list featuring all Sangh Parivar executives, members, and activists who donated will be released in the near future.