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
36344 Fri Sep 21 12:41:19 EDT 2012 Charles Vick
36343 Fri Sep 21 00:59:47 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36342 Fri Sep 21 00:53:46 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36341 Fri Sep 21 00:45:15 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36340 Fri Sep 21 00:08:44 EDT 2012 Jessica Mensing
36339 Thu Sep 20 23:25:04 EDT 2012 Aimee Hamilton Transparency honesty progression
36338 Thu Sep 20 17:23:41 EDT 2012 Jacquelyn Sellers Corporations are NOT "people" regardless of the Supreme Court's decision! WE need some legislators with backbone to represent the American people !
36337 Thu Sep 20 16:53:17 EDT 2012 jennifer Ponte
36336 Thu Sep 20 14:21:42 EDT 2012 Marshall Thompson
36335 Thu Sep 20 12:19:44 EDT 2012 David Sahagian
36334 Thu Sep 20 10:23:22 EDT 2012 Geoffrey Goodell
36333 Thu Sep 20 06:31:14 EDT 2012 Olga Strickland
36332 Thu Sep 20 00:44:46 EDT 2012 Terry Ogborn
36331 Wed Sep 19 23:23:04 EDT 2012 dell goldsmith
36330 Wed Sep 19 22:31:48 EDT 2012 Laura Mariski
36329 Wed Sep 19 21:36:19 EDT 2012 Susan Spengler Citizens need to know what PERSONS are funding 30 often distorted ads.
36328 Wed Sep 19 21:36:19 EDT 2012 Susan Spengler Citizens need to know what PERSONS are funding 30 often distorted ads.
36327 Wed Sep 19 18:10:53 EDT 2012 Rebecca Siegel
36326 Wed Sep 19 15:56:29 EDT 2012 Carol Gordon
36325 Wed Sep 19 14:28:17 EDT 2012 Paul Slapinski
36324 Wed Sep 19 12:49:43 EDT 2012 Hans-Peter Heinrich
36323 Wed Sep 19 08:48:36 EDT 2012 Diane Karkhanis
36322 Wed Sep 19 00:19:30 EDT 2012 Nikki Birdwell
36321 Tue Sep 18 21:22:45 EDT 2012 Nancy Black
36320 Tue Sep 18 20:59:26 EDT 2012 Mary Glenn
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