Supporters of AT&T Merger Received Contributions Report

Some of the organizations that support AT&Ts $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA have received contributions from the telecommunications giant in recent years, according to a report.

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and Columbia Urban League have at least two things in common.  They have all voiced their support for the merger and previously received contributions from AT&T, Politico reported.

One of the groups that has supported the merger NAACP received $1 million from AT&T in 2009, according to the report. But the organizations deny that their support of the merger is motivated by financial contributions from AT&T.

One of the unique things about the NAACP is that financial support does not determine our civil rights positions,” a representative of NAACP told Politico.

To see the NAACPs comments on the merger, click here.

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