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December 2006

Dear Activist,
Public Citizen's Ethics Hall of Shame
One, Two or Three.
Vote to Induct.
Picture of Mollohan

Is Lewis headed to the Hall of Shame?

Is it Weldon's time for the Hall of Shame?

On this longest night of the year, we have a little gift for you.

Tell us who should be our next inductee into the Public Citizen Ethics Hall of Shame. We'll be counting the yeas and nays and will announce and induct the winner (or winners) on Thursday, December 28. Please vote by 11:59 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, December 27. Nominees are:

  • Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV): Mollohan has influenced at least five non-profits that received in excess of $250 million in federal funds, and he helped at least one friend and one relative get rich from their connections to him.
    Get the sordid details | Vote
  • Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA): A CEO said Lewis told him after he made campaign contributions to both Democratic and Republican lawmakers that his software company would receive a $14 million federal contract and the CEO could write the related bill. The CEO thought the outer limits of ethics had been reached. Lewis denies wrongdoing - yet others have similar tales to tell.
    Get the sordid details | Vote
  • Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA): Weldon went to bat for three foreign clients of a lobbying firm co-owned by Karen Weldon - his DAUGHTER. Get the sordid details | Vote

Take all the time you need to reflect until the voting closes on the 27th. To help you with your deliberations, visit with the past  inductees in all their shame at the Public Citizen Ethics Hall of Shame.

If you need additional inspiration, watch Public Citizen's president, Joan Claybrook, at 8 a.m. EST on Friday, December 22, on C-SPAN-1. She'll be describing what GOOD government looks like.


Royelen Lee Boykie
Manager of Online Initiatives
Public Citizen
P.S. Thank you for voting-- and for your activism. I hope the lengthening days will put the spotlight back on ethical government and all the improvements it can mean for you.

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