Some of the companies making political contributions affiliated with a single political party include Las Vegas Sands, Perry Homes, Contran Corporation, Newsweb Corporation and Soros Fund Management. Consumers can learn more about political contributions by the makers of their favorite products using BuyPartisan, a smartphone app for Apple and Android.
As of August 2015, Las Vegas Sands, Contran Corporation and Perry Homes gave between 99 and 100 percent of their contributions to republicans. Soros Fund Managemement and Newsweb Corp gave between 98 and 99 percent of their political contributions to democrats. Available data includes contributions to political parties, candidates for office and political action committees but excludes contributions to 501(c)(4) organizations, which have no reporting requirements.
Consumers who wish to direct their spending politically can learn more about political contributions by using BuyPartisan. After scanning a product's UPC code in the store, this smartphone app provides the publicly available information on political contributions made by the company itself, by the CEO and board of directors individually, and by employees of the company as a group. Users can compare the results to products from other companies in order to find products consistent with their own political leanings or browse company contribution data without scanning a bar code in order to stay informed.