Corporate Cash Is Infesting the Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Tell the Parties: Disclose Immediately and Ban All Corporate Contributions for Future Conventions

 

Both the Republicans and Democratic parties have set up “host committees” or other nonprofit groups to accept corporate and special interest contributions. Both are likely to keep the full list of sponsors secret for as long as they can — well after the conventions.

These conventions should be about celebrating party members and nominating candidates, not selling influence to profit-hungry corporations and special interests.

Add your name below to urge the Democrats and Republicans to disclose the host committee donors and ban all corporate contributions for future conventions.

 

We, the undersigned, call on the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention to disclose immediately the sources of their funds and ban all corporate giving to host committees in the next election.

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Expose the Sponsors

Though neither party is disclosing its full list of corporate sponsors, some sponsors of a nonprofit group set up by the DNC’s host committee have been revealed thanks to investigative reporting. The RNC host committee lists some corporate sponsors on its website. Below is a list of the corporate sponsors we know about:

Republican convention (August 27 to 30 in Tampa, Fla.)

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American Natural Gas Alliance
  • Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Bright House Networks
  • Chevron
  • Coca-Cola
  • CSX
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Florida Realtors
  • Ford
  • Google
  • Harris
  • Microsoft
  • Mosaic
  • Progress Energy
  • Publix
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Altria)
  • St. Pete Clearwater
  • Tampa Bay & Co.
  • TECO Energy
  • UPS
  • Walmart
  • WellCare
  • Wells Fargo
  • Xerox

Democratic convention (September 4 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C.)

  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Coca-Cola
  • Duke Energy
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Wells Fargo

If you are attending either convention and you notice corporate-sponsored events, let us know. Take a picture of any corporate logos you see and email them to action@citizen.org.

Illegal Activity

When corporate lobbyists schmooze with lawmakers at the conventions, they sometimes cross the line of what’s legal. Find out what lobbyists and lawmakers aren’t allowed to do, and help watch for illegal activity at the conventions.

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Number Date Name Add a Comment
36444 Tue Nov 13 19:23:58 EST 2012 John Peterkin
36443 Tue Nov 13 18:32:41 EST 2012 John Peterkin
36442 Sun Nov 04 21:03:05 EST 2012 Allison Gale
36441 Sat Nov 03 21:43:03 EDT 2012 Allison Gale
36440 Sat Nov 03 03:59:37 EDT 2012 Carlos Echevarria
36439 Thu Nov 01 11:46:05 EDT 2012 Marcella Ciucki
36438 Tue Oct 30 17:08:00 EDT 2012 Leo
36437 Tue Oct 30 14:47:29 EDT 2012 Greg Seidel
36436 Fri Oct 26 04:15:03 EDT 2012 Carlos Echevarria
36435 Thu Oct 25 18:00:53 EDT 2012 Jason Lambert
36434 Mon Oct 22 15:18:18 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36433 Sun Oct 21 21:15:57 EDT 2012 Beth Garcia
36432 Sun Oct 21 15:59:00 EDT 2012 Jan Carpenter Tucker I think corporations should support the democratic process. They should be allowed to sponsor the events by providing equal amounts to EVERY party's convention.
36431 Fri Oct 19 21:14:25 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36430 Fri Oct 19 20:53:59 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36429 Fri Oct 19 20:22:54 EDT 2012 William Ninde
36428 Wed Oct 17 00:02:22 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36427 Tue Oct 16 15:01:59 EDT 2012 Lori Gilio
36426 Mon Oct 15 23:54:13 EDT 2012 martha carlisle
36425 Mon Oct 15 19:14:17 EDT 2012 Marie Weis
36424 Mon Oct 15 17:09:43 EDT 2012 Connie Eisele
36423 Mon Oct 15 13:52:50 EDT 2012 Stephanie Bershad
36422 Sat Oct 13 23:42:26 EDT 2012 R Dalka
36421 Sat Oct 13 23:24:25 EDT 2012 Jerry Bolick
36420 Sat Oct 13 17:48:22 EDT 2012 John Hall
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