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
- Darden Restaurants
- Florida Realtors
- Progress Energy
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
- Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Altria)
- St. Pete Clearwater
- Tampa Bay & Co.
- TECO Energy
- Wells Fargo
Democratic convention (September 4 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C.)
- Bank of America
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|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||Elizabeth 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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