Fisher, Donald G. - from United States

ID: 22367
Organization: BOC
Country of meeting: Hillbillies Camp in the year 2002

Chairman, Gap, Inc., San Francisco. Donald and Doris Fisher donated most of it> $260,800 to GOP candidates and congressional committees, although nearly 20 percent of their donations during the last election cycle went to Democrats. Fisher has reason to befriend the Democrats. Gap, already the target of a much publicized class-action lawsuit over labor violations committed by its manufacturers in Saipan, has put pressure on Governor Gray Davis to exempt It from a state law making California retailers liable for labor violations at Its In-state manufacturers. Watchdog groups such as Sweatshop Watch and the South Coast Fair Trade Network are urging the governor to hold Gap to the law. The Fishers have also tried to influence education in California, offering $25 million to the state's school systems if they turn themselves over to Edison Sdlools, the nation1s largest private manager of public classrooms. Their son, John, owns 4 percent of Edison, which operates 113 schools with 57,000 students nationwide. (Brett Coker,

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