Billionaires Charles and David Koch are holding one of their infamous political retreats this weekend in Rancho Mirage, CA, inspiring a coalition of liberal groups to mount protests outside the event. Common Cause, the principal organizer, is calling the event “Uncloaking the Kochs,” to “counter an exclusive gathering of corporate billionaires.”
Who are these corporate billionaires? Last year, Think Progress got its hands on the attendee list and put it online. It has since been uploaded to LittleSis. Many of the same folks will probably show up this year.
What are the corporate, social, and political ties that bind the Koch network participants? Some common links can be seen in the interlocks and giving tabs, but there is much more to dig up.
Analysts: Consider shedding light on the contours of the Koch network by building out the profiles of some past attendees. (and if you aren’t an analyst, go here to sign up).
Update: Here is a giant wall of pictures of the Koch conference attendees.