Sign the Petition to Tell Chevron to Stop Meddling in Our Elections
At the peak of the 2012 elections, Chevron dumped $2.5 million into a super PAC devoted solely to running negative ads against Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Chevron's super PAC spending, enabled by the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United ruling, will further entrench politicians who deny the existence of climate change and refuse to cut corporate welfare. Such political positions create the conditions for Chevron’s record profits, even as they destroy the conditions for life on Earth.
Chevron must be held accountable.
Demand that Chevron keep its corporate profits out of the people’s politics.
Sign the Petition to Chevron:
We, the undersigned, call on Chevron Corporation to refrain from using its vast wealth to distort our democracy.
Chevron’s political spending is a clear attempt at distorting the legislative process so Chevron and other corporate polluters can recklessly pursue profit, regardless of the consequences to people and the planet.
Our government’s policies should be influenced primarily by human needs, not corporate greed. Chevron’s corporate money seeks only to corrupt, and therefore has no place within, our political discourse.
Chevron’s $2.5 million donation appears to be illegal, despite the Supreme Court’s abominable Citizens United ruling, because Chevron is a federal contractor. Chevron has received government contracts worth hundreds of millions since 2000. Laws to prevent corruption in the federal contracting process prohibit contractors like Chevron from directly or indirectly supporting candidates for elected office.
It's time to take back our democracy. FEC, enforce the law. Chevron, follow the law.
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Allowing unlimited contributions by corporations from their treasury without even informing shareholders is inviting extreme CORRUPTION. Corporations are not, in fact, people. Protect our democracy from More....being destroyed by corporations.
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People pay various taxes which help fund elections, the roads we travel on to go to elections,the people administering the elections, etc, and we need more nonelitest, strongly adversarial to the rightwingers, More....cleanenergy, clean waters, environmental, prohealthcare,NewDEAL democrat alliance, coalition democrats in Tennessee, on all levels of state and Federal government, in all branches of government, as well as in the TVA, itself! We need much more diversity of leadership with BOTH parties(including TRUE BLUE democrats) having office to represent the peoples interests,groups,businesses,etc, that pay for the elections,etc, via taxes to be represented with representation and not allow more "taxation without representation"!
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